WASHINGTON (AP) -- Comments about Islam by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson have drawn strong criticism from the countries largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
In an interview broadcast today on NBC's "Meet the Press," Carson said Islam is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should be elected president.
The retired neurosurgeon is a devout Christian and says a president's faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to America's values.
A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for the repudiation of what he calls Carson's "un-American comments." Ibrahim Hooper says, "You cannot hold these kinds of views and at the same time say you will represent all Americans, of all faiths and backgrounds."
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