The Muslims Are Coming!–Rep. Goode Freaks Out

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Virgil Goode, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, is concerned about immigration. “I fear,” he said in a letter to his constituents, “that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt strict immigration policies.”

Goode also made a reference to newly elected Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a Muslim, and asked Americans to “wake up” or more Muslims will be elected to office. He warned:

I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.

Goode has proposed an amendment to the Constitution to make English the official language of the United States. Part of his reasoning is that if things continue to go as they are, language-wise, we could wind up like Canada.

My personal fear is that, in the next century, we will have many more Congressional bigots in the United States.

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