So apparently, Minnesota Rep.-elect Keith Ellison is about to be the first Muslim sworn into congress. Being Muslim, he wants to be sworn in on the Quran, not the Bible. Makes sense to me.
Well, it doesn't make sense to Virgil Goode (seen here on the left), a Republican representative from Virginia. No no... We god-fearing Christians gotta look out fer them muuzlims! They all crazy!!
In a letter to CNN, Mr. Goode said the following:
"When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Quran in any way.
"The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't 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 Quran.
In the words of that guy from SNL, "OHH NOOOOOOO!!!" [insert big roll of the eyes here]
"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."
Hm. Maybe we should make sure that no more white honkey racists immigrate to the States... Oh WAIT... We like them racists. We especially like 'em in office, right?
He added, "The Ten Commandments and 'In God We Trust' are on the wall in my office. A Muslim student came by the office and asked why I did not have anything on my wall about the Quran.
"My response was clear, 'As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, the Quran is not going to be on the wall of my office.' "
What is wrong with this asshole? Oh wait, that's right... He's fearful and racist. Oh nooo! Look out! The Muslims are coming! Aiieee!!!
What a crock of shit.