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Goode Fears Election Of "Many More Muslims"

I think we all know who all of this administration's fear-mongering is clearly working on. Gee, Virgil, the first rule of political survival is t

I think we all know who all of this administration's fear-mongering is clearly working on.

Gee, Virgil, the first rule of political survival is that if you find you've dug yourself in a hole, you don't keep digging.

ABC News:

Congressman Virgil Goode, R-Va., is not apologizing for writing a letter to constituents warning that "many more Muslims" will be elected unless the country's immigration policies are strengthened.

[..]"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," he wrote.

"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."

[..]In response to Goode's letter, the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement Wednesday calling for an apology.

"Rep. Goode's Islamophobic remarks send a message of intolerance that is unworthy of anyone elected to public office," CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor said.

However, there is no indication Goode will apologize anytime soon.

"The only statement the congressman has is that he stands by the letter," a Goode spokesman said.

Responding directly to the C-Ville Weekly, Goode said through his press secretary, "I wrote that letter. I think it speaks for itself."

It sure does, Virgil.

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