Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has focused mostly on education in his campaign stop to schools in Mobile, but is making headlines for a comment he made on Islamist extremists.
Carson, speaking to reporters at St. Pauls Episcocal School, told the media that he is against the idea of bringing Syrian refugees into the United States. He said he isn’t anti-Muslim but anti-Islamist-extremist, comparing the latter to “rabid dogs.”
“If there’s a rabid dog running around in the neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog. And you’re probably going to put your children out of the way.”
“It doesn’t mean that you hate dogs by any stretch of the imagination, but you’re putting your intellect into motion. You’re thinking, how do I protect my children?
“But at the same time, I love dogs and I’m going to call the humane society and hopefully they can come take this dog away and create this safe environment yet again.”
Carson has already spoken to children at Prichard Prep School and St. Paul Episcopal School as part of a full day in the Port City.
Many of Carson’s remarks has focused on education, though the popular candidate has spoken about a variety of issues today, including ISIS.