It doesn't seem like a Muslim candidate would do very well, according to that standard.
I admire the Islam. There's a lot of good principles in it. I think one of the great tragedies of the 21st century is that these forces of evil have perverted what's basically an honorable religion. But, no, I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles.... personally, I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith. But that doesn't mean that I'm sure that someone who is Muslim would not make a good president. I don't say that we would rule out under any circumstances someone of a different faith. I just would--I just feel that that's an important part of our qualifications to lead.*
People are raising similar concerns about Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, which some consider to be outside the Judeo-Christian tradition.
I believe that the Mormon religion is a religion that I don't share, but I respect. More importantly, I've known so many people of the Mormon faith who have been so magnificent. I think that Governor Romney's religion should not, absolutely not, be a disqualifying factor when people consider his candidacy for President of the United States, absolutely not.
This is the same Senator John McCain who championed the Kennedy-McCain immigration amnesty bill. I would like to know whether Senator McCain also thinks we should keep out Muslim immigrants. If they aren't fit to be President surely they aren't fit to come here and vote for Muslim political candidates.
When Keith Ellison was sworn in as the Congressional Representative using a Koran for a district in Minnesota (really) Republican Virgil Goode sent a letter out to some constituents saying immigration of Muslims should be stopped.
When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country. I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped.
The Ten Commandments and “In God We Trust” are on the wall in my office. A Muslim student came by the office and asked why I did not have anything on my wall about the Koran. My response was clear, “As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, The Koran is not going to be on the wall of my office.” Thank you again for your email and thoughts.
Does John McCain believe immigration of Muslims should be stopped? Or does he prefer that we get more elected officials who are not only not Christian but who embrace a religion that sees Christianity as the enemy and Christians as people who should be relegated to second class citizenship through the institution of dhimmitude? I think we shouldn't let in groups that will make TV networks scared to run a cartoon depiction of a religious figure. I think we shouldn't let in a group that we'll have to pay their religious institutions money in order to prevent them from being influenced by radical foreign influences. I think we shouldn't let in groups that create no-go areas for white people. I think we should keep all the wretched tragedy that Muslims visit upon non-Muslims out of America.
In August, Swedish artist Lars Vilks drew a cartoon with Mohammed’s head on a dog’s body. He is now in hiding after Al Qaeda in Iraq placed a bounty of $100,000 on his head (with a $50,000 bonus if his throat is slit) and police told him he was no longer safe at home.
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