Dr. Ben Carson told a Sharonville audience that his comments about opposing a Muslim president were taken out of context. But when he said he'd oppose a Muslim as president, he raised the question of his credibility to run himself, says a local attorney who chairs the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"He was making very bigoted remarks," said Roula Allouch, an Erlanger resident and attorney in Cincinnati. "The concern with Mr. Carson is a lack of credibility that he has to run for the president of the United States."

Allouch, was named the national board chair of the council, the nation's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, in July 2014.

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