“Ben Carson Says the Darndest Things,” CNN headlines read this morning.
Carson's comment eliciting the sharpest criticism was his claim last month that he would not advocate that a Muslim be a U.S. president.
Carson had explained that in order to become the president of the United States, “you have to reject the tenets of Islam.”
"If they are not willing to reject sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran -- if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would."
Carson said in a radio interview that Sharia law does not allow for complete acceptance and a binding oath to the Constitution, which was founded on deep-rooted Christian principles.
The Daily Wire asked former subjects of Sharia law whether they felt Carson’s comments were fair regarding the religious doctrine which they had lived under in the past.
“So I can say as an Iranian women under Islamic Country, I am 100% with Ben Carson on his comment, and I am so proud to know we still have politicians who have not lost their humanity.”
Aynaz Anni Cyrus
Aynaz Anni Cyrus, an Iranian-American refugee and producer of Jamie Glazov’s The Glazov Gang, told The Daily Wire that, as a survivor of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the first 15 years of her life was “nothing but hell as a result of our Islamic leaders.”
“I went through much prison time, rape, force[d] marriage and much more because there was no right for women under Islamic law,” Cyrus said. “So I can say as an Iranian woman under Islamic Country, I am 100% with Ben Carson on his comment, and I am so proud to know we still have politicians who have not lost their humanity.”
Cyrus explained that a president who was committed to Islam in the White House would result in Sharia indoctrination in the U.S.
Another Iranian-American refugee, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of being tracked down by the Islamic Republic of Iran, told The Daily Wire that she had her rights taken from her. When her baby was only 8 months old, she was separated from her child and taken to Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, where she was brutally tortured with various methods for having a friend who had not committed to Islam and converted to Christianity.
“I am so disgusted by people who are calling Mr. Carson a racist or are against him,” the anonymous woman said. “It is for people like him that I have a life now. God bless him.”
Minah, another Iranian-American refugee who did not want her last name shared for safety reasons, told The Daily Wire that she had escaped from Islamic rule for “thousands of reasons.” She said that her family and her job as an artist were taken from her when she was just 14 years old and arrested for not wearing proper hijab, as is mandated by Islamic law. In prison, she was subjected to rape, psychological torture, and 80 lashes. Even after she got out, Minah said, her own father punished her for bringing “shame” to her family.
“Me and my older brother, we both turned to Christ,” she said.
Minah added, “By some miracle I was able to I was able to survive and escape. So was my brother. I was lucky I made it to United States. He wasn't a girl [so they] caught and they killed him and today the horror of Islam coming to this country where I found my freedom is a nightmare that never ends, so I stand by Ben Carson and I offered (sic.) him for his courage.”