GOP Congressman's Remarks on Muslims Criticized

Representative Virgil H. Goode Jr. (R-Va.) is coming under sharp criticism for lashing out against the decision by Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who will become the first Muslim member of Congress next month, to use the Koran during a swearing-in ceremony.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/122206K.shtml

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Lawmaker says Muslim threatens U.S. values

In a letter sent to hundreds of voters this month, Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., warned that the recent election of the first Muslim to Congress posed a serious threat to the nation’s traditional values.

//www.thenewstribune.com/news/nationworld/story/6292631p-5487939c.html



Lawmaker stands firm on Quran criticism

A congressman said Thursday that he will not retract a letter warning that unless immigration is tightened, "many more Muslims will be elected" and use the Quran to take the oath of office.

//news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061222/ap_on_go_co/ellison_quran


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