When a Fox News commentator says ‘you can’t tell who’s Muslim’ at work, she loses her job
FOX NEWS — A prominent conservative radio host said Thursday that she was told by a colleague that she couldn’t tell whom a Muslim employee was at work because the word “Muslim” would indicate they were not.
Speaking to radio host David Webb on his program, Fox News contributor and Trump supporter Dr. Ben Carson said he had a “personal” experience working in the office of a Republican congressional aide.
Carson said he was told that the employee was Muslim.
“I’ve had to tell that woman, ‘You’re not allowed to say that,'” Carson said.
“I’ve got to say, ‘If you’re Muslim, you’re not even allowed to tell who I am.'”
Carson did not specify who told him this.
“You know, I’ve had a personal experience,” he said.
“It’s not that we don’t allow people to express themselves, we just don’t, you know, say things that are offensive or inappropriate.”
Carson is the co-author of a book called “God, Guns, and the Constitution” that explores the role of religion in America.
In his book, Carson argues that the United States has become a “culturally and religiously intolerant society,” and that “there are no more Christians in America than there are Jews or Hindus or Buddhists or Muslims.”
Cantor said he believes that “the president’s agenda” is to turn the United State into a “nation of scapegoats” and to “destroy any country that doesn’t fit the agenda.”CNBC reports that Carson, who is a member of the Religious Right, is a co-founder of the Liberty Coalition, an anti-immigration group that was founded in 2015 by David Barton, a conservative radio personality who has been described as a leading architect of the “birther” conspiracy theory.
Barton has claimed that President Barack Obama was not born in the United Republic and that he is the “prophet of God” who has not yet ascended to heaven.
Barkley, who also serves as the executive director of the Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for conservative religious values, said he is “not the first person to say this.”
“I am not the first, I am not even the third person to suggest that if we were a nation of scapegoat, then you could’t talk about the president of the United Sates being Muslim,” Barker said.
Barkson said that “this is what the president wants to do, and it’s not going to stop.”