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

Posted by notapundit in Congress, Politics, US News.
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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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