Lawmaker affirms Muslim remarks

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  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-muslim22dec22,1,1803102.story
     
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    The more I read of this controversy, the more I admire Congressman-elect Ellison's conduct and demeanor, and the more it becomes clear that Congressman Goode is a total and complete bigoted fool. I just hope the voters in Virginia's 5th Congressional district are getting as fed up with the national embarrassment their Representative embodies and will be willing to change the situation in 2008.
     
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    I wonder, what was Goode's margin of victory in the last election?

    As for Ellison, he's kept his cool against the odds, but I'm a little uncomfortable with his response, at least as it's quoted here. He seems almost apologetic, and to be implying that a Muslim needs to supply extra evidence that he's a "real American."
     
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    I agree whole heartedly. We should make sure no religious group gets a majority in congress to prevent them from pushing religious based laws. I'm sure the Virginian Congressman can agree to that.:D
     
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    Hmm, yes I see your point and I agree. ;)
     
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    just as long as you split up ALL the versions of christian in the tally so that the overall piece of the pie can still be biggest. ;)
     
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    That's the freaky part - he is trying to make the jump from "theme-ppark quality souvenier photo" to "Sharia law." He should realize that it could have been worse. What if Pelosi tried to flash the camera as she passed it?:eek:
     
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    If this man had even the tiniest inkling of how ridiculous he is, he would do the decent thing and change the subject.

    If he want's to live in a Christian state, I'm sure a residency visa for The Vatican could be arranged.
     
  9. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

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    The decent thing to do would be to apologize, but we know that's not going to happen. The full text of Goode's letter:

     
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    Oh. The old "I know God. You know nothing" approach. Ignorance is bliss as they say...
     
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    He seems to be missing a crucial point here: if ever there comes a day when more than half your representatives are Muslim, it's will be because more than half the electors think it's a good idea.
     
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    *Warning: May not have actually happened
     
  13. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

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    Or they've stopped applying religion tests to their representatives, which would be a sure sign of the coming apocalypse.

    If you know something, spit it out!
     
  14. Motley macrumors 6502

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    No inside info here, just sounds way too much like a made up story to me.
     
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    I'm so glad that we're focused on important issues like this. It's about time America wakes up. :eek: :D
     
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    It's the same thing with Spanish.

    The majority fears nothing so much as it fears becoming a minority.
     
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    You took the words out of my mouth; that's pretty much everything I was going to say.

    Except for this: but for the fact that the guy is more eloquent, doesn't it sound like that letter could have been written by Archie Bunker?
     
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    Goode isn't goode for our country... where's the impeachment commitee?

    Geewhiz of course, luckily they will dig up the Foley thing again on that guy. He probably has some hidden something (skeleton) in the closet... :eek:
     
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    ... and the islam scare is starting to sound more and more like the red scare...

    how long until members of congress must take a loyalty oath to christianity?
     
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    Have you or have you not read any part of the Koran?!
     
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    I stopped reading right about here. Is he serious?

    If Muslims are not good in the House of Representatives then they won't be elected. If the majority of muslims become elected, it means they are doing well or other groups are not as good as muslims.

    Bush is a devoted Christian AFAIK. What good did he do?

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    i have seen snippets here and there, but i think i'd have to say, "no, not really." why do you ask?
     
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    Sharia law should be enough to scare everyone away from this reading. Got to love how muslim societys treat woman, as bad as the christians did 500 years ago. If this lawmaker is crazy enough to follow this stuff then he should fit in perfect with the neocon congress.
     
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    Word... ROLF! :)

    Seriously but is Bush really a Christian??? :rolleyes:
     

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