Republican candidate Carson 'absolutely' stands by comments on Muslims

U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in GreenvilleU.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, under fire for saying a Muslim should not be president, said on Monday he “absolutely” stood by his comments but would be open to a moderate Muslim candidate who denounced radical Islamists. Carson, who is one of the top-polling Republican candidates, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.

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