Ben Carson on Not Supporting Muslim for President: 'I Meant Exactly What I Said'

By Melanie Arter | September 22, 2015 | 9:49 AM EDT

GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson (AP Photo)

( – In a post on his Facebook page Monday, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson explained further why he would not advocate electing a Muslim to the White House who did not renounce Sharia law, saying that the Islamic law calls for homosexual men and women to be put to death as well as people from other religions.

“The first issue I want to deal with tonight is the stories today about my comments yesterday when I was asked if I would support a hypothetical Muslim candidate for President. I responded ‘I would not advocate for that’ and I went on to say that many parts of Sharia Law are not compatible with the Constitution. I was immediately attacked by some of my Republican peers and nearly every Democrat alive,” Carson said.

As previously reported, Carson told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that."

The president should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran,” Carson told The Hill. "I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,” he said.

“Know this, I meant exactly what I said,” Carson wrote on his Facebook page. “I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant of Islam: Sharia Law.

“Those Republicans that take issue with my position are amazing. Under Islamic Law, homosexuals – men and women alike – must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed,” he added.

“I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President,” Carson wrote. “…I also can’t advocate supporting Hillary Clinton either by the way.

“There were many questions about this and I wanted everyone to know exactly where I stand,” Carson added.

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