‘You can be a proud American, a proud Muslim, and proudly serve this great country. Pride versus prejudice,’ she said. Abedin is a Muslim, although she is not known to have spoken of her religion in such a high-profile fashion before.
Abedin’s tweet was a response to Carson’s admission on Meet the Press that he wouldn’t be comfortable with a Muslim president.
‘I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,’ he said.
Carson argued on the Sunday morning show that Islam is ‘inconsistent’ with the Constitution.
He further explained to The Hill in an interview that evening that his concerns were tied to a set of rules that’s enforced in Islamic countries known as Sharia law.
‘I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,’ he said. ‘Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution.’
Abedin is married to the disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner. She was born in Kalamazoo to an Indian-American father and Pakistani-American mother, both of them Muslim, raised mostly in Saudi Arabia and is fluent in Arabic and Urdu.
It is the language of Pakistan and was also traditionally the language of many Muslims in what is now India.
Carson’s taken heavy criticism from across the political spectrum since his Meet the Press interview aired Sunday.
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