Wahington, September 21: The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has said no Muslim should be president of the United States of America which has aroused a debate in the international stage.
"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that",said
in an interview broadcast with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning. He described the Islamic faith as inconsistent with the Constitution.
Carson's comments drew strong criticism from the country's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"To me this really means he is not qualified to be president of the United States," said the group's spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper. "You cannot hold these kinds of views and at the same time say you will represent all Americans, of all faiths and backgrounds."