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Virginia Congressman Fears Election Of ‘Many More Muslims’ December 20, 2006

Posted by notapundit in Congress, Politics, US News.

WASHINGTON (AP)–A U.S. congressman from Virginia has warned that “many more Muslims” will be elected demanding to use the Quran unless immigration is tightened.

Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., made the comment in a letter to constituents who had written in about Congressman-elect Keith Ellison’s decision to use the Quran at his ceremonial swearing in.

Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, is the first Muslim elected to Congress. He was born in Detroit and converted to Islam in college.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights group, called on Goode to apologize for the letter. But a spokesman for Goode said no apology was forthcoming, and that the congressman stands by the letter.


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