Tony Perkins, who heads the Christian-based Family Research Council, claimed on Sept. 21 that Islam is "incompatible with the Constitution."
Perkins made his claims during his “Washington Watch” radio show, notes RightWingWatch.org.
Perkins defended Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson who voiced his opposition to Islam and a Muslim president on "Meet the Press" on Sept. 20.
Well, first off, religious freedom is, and our liberty, is ordered liberty under the Constitution. And as Dr. Carson pointed out, and I know this is driving the left crazy, that Islam is not just a religion, Islam is an economic system, it is a judicial system, it is a compressive system which is incompatible with the Constitution. That’s what Dr. Carson said and he happens to be correct.
However, Islam has been defended, as a religion, successfully in the courts.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Jan. that a Muslim inmate in Arkansas was legally allowed to grow a beard in accordance with his religion, Islam, reported the SCOTUS Blog.
The high court ruled in June that a 17-year-old Muslim girl was legally protected to practice her religion, Islam, by wearing a scarf, which cost her a job at Abercrombie & Fitch, noted the Los Angeles Times.