Ben Carson raised a lot of money after making controversial comments about Islam

Dr. Ben Carson.
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Comments that Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson made about Islam on Sunday, during an appearance on Meet the Press, have been a boon to a super PAC that supports the retired neurosurgeon.

On Monday, the Carson-aligned 2016 Committee sent an email asking that backers show their support for Carson's comments to moderator Chuck Todd that he could not advocate a Muslim becoming president of the United States because Islam isn't compatible with the Constitution, NBC News reports. After 12 hours, 400 people had donated $31,000. "We've never gotten that kind of response," 2016 Committee head John Philip Sousa IV said. "It broke all records."

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