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 From the LA Times: 

WASHINGTON — Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. (R-Va.) on Thursday stood by his demand for strict immigration controls that he said would prevent Muslims from being elected to Congress and using the Koran during swearing-in ceremonies.

Islamic groups in the United States called on Republicans to repudiate Goode’s remarks, which he first made in a letter attacking the use of the holy book in a ceremonial oath-taking next month by the first Muslim elected to the House.

“I do not apologize, and I do not retract my letter,” Goode said emphatically during a session Thursday with reporters in the southern Virginia town of Rocky Mount.

Questioned later on Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” he said, “I am for restricting immigration so that we don’t have a majority of Muslims elected to the House of Representatives.”

The incoming House member at the center of the controversy, Keith Ellison, told CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Thursday that he could trace his ancestors to Louisiana as far back as 1742. “I’m about as American as they come,” said Ellison, who converted to Islam in college.

The Minnesota Democrat said he planned to use the Koran only as part of an unofficial individual swearing-in before friends and supporters. That event will follow the official ceremony in which all House members raise their right hands and pledge their allegiance to the Constitution and the laws of the United States, without resting their left hands on anything.

Goode said Thursday that he wrote the letter in response to constituents who e-mailed him about Ellison’s decision to use the Koran. In the letter, he said his own ceremony would be different.

When I raise my hand to take the oath on swearing-in day, I will have the Bible in my other hand,” Goode wrote. “I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way….”

I fear,” he wrote, “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.

So the man is entitled to his own opinion. I don’t hear the mainstream media screaming about CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad telling a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998,

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

Does anyone really think the agenda has changed since 1998? Did 9/11 create a change of heart in American Muslims “religious sensitivities”?

Ask a Muslim if the Koran has changed and you will have an answer.

As for my opinion–

I signed Jihadi Du Jour up for a certain advertiser and it was rejected for promoting and supporting intolerance. I replied to the rejection e-mail with, “Whose intolerance? Mine or the Jihadists?”. I guess some won’t realise where they are until they are under Sharia.

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