Fox's Charles Payne Claims Islam "Was Born Of Violence And It's Been Spread Through Violence"

Fox's Charles Payne Claims Islam "Was Born Of Violence And It's Been Spread Through Violence"

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From the March 24 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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CHARLES PAYNE (GUEST HOST): If you were listening closely, two words that you are not hearing, radical Islam? So is that the problem?

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PAYNE: You mentioned earlier that all of America knows that this is radical Islam. Some think it might be the entire religion. President Obama spends a lot of time preaching to us or trying to correct us, if you will. And this seems to be one of the areas where he repeats over and over again that Islam is mostly the victims of this sort of stuff and that somehow the American public overwhelmingly would like to see a temporary ban on all Muslims coming to this country are getting it wrong. Do you ever think he will have an epiphany and maybe say that sometimes the public is right?

BEN CARSON: I doubt it.

PAYNE: It was rhetorical, but I had to ask.

CARSON: I mean it would be wonderful if he and everybody else would spend time reading about Islam. You know, really go back to Muhammad and read about his life not only in Mecca but in Medina and the subsequent story about the Hadith the whole story of his life and the beliefs, the systems brought out of that. It would give you a much better impression. Islam is not a religion. It's a lifestyle that doesn't really allow the separation of religion from politics.

PAYNE: Right. And it was born of violence and it's been spread through violence and, of course, no succession plan has made it even worse when Muhammad died.

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