Friday, December 22, 2006

Outrage over critzism of Muslim

Story: "A Republican congressman from Virginia said most people in his district would support the letter he wrote warning that a newly elected representative's decision to use the Koran in taking the oath of office poses a danger to the traditional "values and beliefs" of Americans.

"I believe that the overwhelming majority of voters in my district would prefer the use of the Bible," said Rep. Virgil Goode Jr. in an exclusive interview on FOX News.

Goode responded to constituents who had written to him about Rep.-elect Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a Democrat and the first Muslim in Congress, who plans to use the Koran at his swearing-in ceremony.
"We got several hundred e-mails regarding Congressman Ellison and his plan to use the Koran. They are concerned about it and I was responding to it," Goode said, adding that he doesn't know Ellison personally.

Goode's letter drew immediate fire from Islamic groups and House colleagues, including a charge that the letter "promotes misconceptions."

Mukit Hossain, president of the Virginia Muslim Political Action Committee, called Goode’s letter an “overt attack” on the Muslim community.

“I couldn’t really believe that a U.S. representative would stoop to that level,” Hossain said. “That he would actually say something not only mean, but outright stupid.”

Ok, so its been a while since I've done a washington orriented news item, and the Hat tip goes to Seth Jackson for sending me this.
Ok, so lets look at the big picture here. Ellison is a muslim, and has filed suit to be sworn into congress, not on a bible, but on the Koran.
Couple of problems:
1. He's trying to defect from almost 300 years of american history, being sworn in on the bible.
2. No one else has had a problem with swearing in on the bible, Mormons, Jews, Hindus, Athiests, Conservatives, Liberals, and Christians have all cheerfully sworn into office with the bible, as well as countless jury members.
3. This letter does call for immigration reform, but calls for cut backs on legal immigration as well.
Illigal immigration = criminal, bad.
Legal immigration = Glad your here, good.
Otherwise, this letter is written only to the constituents of Goode, and he does represent these people, so this letter is probably what the majority of them agree with.


Anonymous said...

You know what's really sad about this whole situation---the Star Tribune in Minneapolis had a story after he was elected; in it they said when asked why he converted to Islam, he always responded, "I don't know, it just seemed to fit." Well that's nice, good to see that you put so much thought and meditation into developing a new religious worldview for your life. My thought was there must have been some hot chick in the Muslim Club at his college. Now he's being put out there as a big spokesman for Islam. I think he's just going to be a big puppet for Islam.

Anonymous said...

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Palm boy said...

David, that is really sad.
I think your theory may have some weight.

Mercy, read the post under this. I reviewed the movie. :D