CAIR calls for Ben Carson to leave race

CAIR calls for Ben Carson to leave race
Credit: Scott Morgan / Washington Post

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson should withdraw from the presidential race for his comments that a Muslim shouldn’t be president a prominent Muslim-American group said Sunday.

“I think his remarks should be repudiated by everyone on the political spectrum and that he should withdraw,” Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Islamic advocacy group, told the Washington Examiner on Sunday.

Carson, who is third in the Washington Examiner‘s presidential power rankings, spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday and said that he wouldn’t “advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”

Hooper said that Carson’s comments were unconstitutional according to Article Six of the Constitution, which forbids a religious test as a requirement for qualification to any public office.

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