Tawfik Hamid is a doctor of internal medicine who advocates against radical islam. He was a former radical Islamist and because of his speaking out against them, he has had people threaten his life.
Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was roundly criticized last week for his comments about Islam.
When asked whether he believes that Islam is consistent with the Constitution, his response was: “No, I don’t. I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”
Unfortunately for the critics, ridicule, derision, and condemnation are not arguments.
They are the last refuge of a defeated thought.
As a Muslim — and particularly as a former member of a radical Islamist group — I can state unequivocally that Dr. Carson is correct. Without a single exception, the approved Islamic literature teaches violent principles such as killing apostates, beating women, killing gays, and enslaving female war prisoners for sexual purposes.
If anyone doubts this, or wishes to challenge it, they need to prove this to be wrong. If Carson’s critics could provide a single approved Islamic theological book that would undermine his position.