Going where no mainstream politician has gone before
Rep. Virgil H. Goode, a Republican from Virginia, has taken a stand on Islam that goes beyond the usual conservative impotent handwringing on the subject and actually calls for doing something about it. Responding to letters from hundreds of his constituents upset about the prospect of newly elected Muslim congressman Keith Ellison taking his oath of office on the Koran, Goode sent them a letter that began:
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 donít 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 done what no mainstream American politicians or commentators, including the best known and most vocal Islam critics (see this and this and this and this), ever do. He has connected effectóthe growing Islamic influence in this countryówith causeóthe immigration that has brought Muslims here. He has used the brain God gave him. Unbelievable.
Goodeís letter continues:
We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country. I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped.Of course, this is only the beginning of a serious policy to protect America from Islam. But the main point has been made. if we donít want congressmen taking their oath of office on the Koran, if we donít want sharia law sprouting up in this country, if we donít want Islam gaining power over us in myriad ways, we must stop the growth of the Muslim population among us.
First, I like the fact that he blamed the American people and not Ellison, because after all Ellison is just doing what all Moslems will naturally do, follow their faith. Itís not the Muslims who are doing anything wrong, but us.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 20, 2006 09:20 PM | Send