Friday, December 22, 2006

Lawmaker Sees Muslims As A Threat

Responding to constituent e-mails about Representative-elect Keith Ellison's decision to use the Quran at his ceremonial swearing-in, a Virginia congressman warned that "many more Muslims" will be elected demanding to use the Quran unless immigration is tightened. Republican Representative Virgil Goode made the comments in a letter sent to hundreds of constituents about Minnesota's Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress.
Congressman Virgil Goode
Goode said the U-S needs to totally halt illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration. Ellison was born in Detroit and converted to Islam in college. The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Goode to apologize for the letter. Goode spokesman Linwood Duncan said no apology was forthcoming.