“Fatah and Hummus operate in a constant state of conflict. Fatah rules the West Bank. Hummus rules the Gaza Strip… Fatah is largely a secular political movement, while Hummus is a deeply religious Islamic political movement”. Ben Carson
The hilarious quote above comes from Republican candidate Ben Carson’s speech, in a Republican Jewish Coalition event, held in Washington, D.C yesterday.
Being an esteemed pediatric neurosurgeon, one would assume that Carson is perfectly capable not only to distinguish between Middle Eastern foods and terror organization, but also to correctly pronounce words in foreign languages.
On the other hand, one would also assume that someone with scientific education wouldn’t argue against the theory of evolution.
Ironically, this priceless stumble was during a speech that was supposed to prove that Carson is not as ignorant about foreign policy as his critic claim.
Whether sloppy and reckless as some claim, or just plain stupid, Carson’s political career doesn’t seem very promising at the moment.
He did manage to put smiles on many faces though. Like CNN Brenna Williams, who was one of the first to make the association between Carsons and the classic Sacha Baron-Cohen’s sketch from the 2009 mockumentary “Brüno”:
— Brenna Williams (@brennawilliams) December 3, 2015
And while we’re on the topic – there’s another classic sketch that cames in mind, from the gifted stand-up comedian Elon Gold. Enjoy: