Skip to comments.No Goode: Congressman's Hateful Comments Demand Response (Liberal attacks on Virgil Goode)
Posted on 12/25/2006 7:21:42 AM PST by Princip. Conservative
Here we go. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has yet to take office, and already the ugliness begins.
Mr. Ellison plans to bring his Koran with him on Jan. 4 when he takes the oath of office. The Koran is the Muslim holy book. If Christians and Jews can bring their Bibles, why shouldnt Mr. Ellison be able to bring his Koran?
The answer given this week by Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode was simple enough: Because Mr. Goode doesnt believe in the Koran, Mr. Ellison doesnt have any right to either. I kid you not.
What could be less American? Or less Christian?
In a letter sent to constituents, Goode wrote: 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 Koran in any way.
It gets worse.
The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district, and if American citizens dont 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 Koran.
More Muslims elected to office? More Muslims seeing our government as representative and fair? Is this a bad thing?
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While I'm not convinced that Congressman Goode handled this perfectly, he raised a very interesting point. Americans don't like Islam and a recent Rasmussen Reports poll found that about 60% of American voters would NEVER vote for a Muslim, right up there with those who wouldn't vote for an atheist.
An oath sworn on the Koran is, of course, worthless to a non-Moslem.
If the koran was good enough for mohammed atta, it should be good enough for Mr. Goode. /s
Folks like Estrich need to get their eyes checked.
They seem to think that Virgil Goode is George Allen.
They're going to be suprised when no apology or equivocation is
forthcoming after their whining about "Islamophobia".
So, if this concept applies that a representative can take the oath on any book he/she wishes...
Does that include Wicca?
or maybe Mad Magazine.
It is frightening how much power the LSM still has.
But in the end, given the many alternatives that now exist to the LSM, you have to blame our fellow Americans for actually believing what they, in this case, didn't read in the LSM and putting us all in extreme danger. Last month they voted in many who will be even more dangerous than Ellison.
Actually the fact that Ellison feels the need to be sworn in on any book is interesting due to the fact that it isn't required or even common as far as I can tell.
Congressman Goode has raised a good point and should stick to it and not back down.
Our bloated bureaucratic socialistic government in the modern age is barely representative, and often not fair. That fact aside, I seriously doubt that many Muslims are ever going to see it as representative and fair.
When the public is seeing all the world conflicts involving islamists it's not hard to understand why the majority have a problem with muslims. Secondly, their reactions to 9-11 and refusal to condemn the terrorists just adds to their problems..
On the day Goode made these comments, I called his office with words of support. I learned all I want to know about Islam on 9/11.
Well Suzy I'm glad you axed! The answers are is-Slime, and its murder manual the queeranus!
Any other questions should be addressed to Master of the Obvious!
I don't think I'd get much work done if I knew somebody in the room was carrying a book that says stuff like:
KORAN commands to kill infidels:
Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. - Sura 2:98
On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. - Sura 2:161
Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. - 2:191
Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God's entirely. - Sura 2:193 and 8:39
Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. - 2:216
(different translation: ) Prescribed for you is fighting, though it is hateful to you.
..... martyrs.... Enter heaven - Surah 3:140-43
If you should die or be killed in the cause of Allah, His mercy and forgiveness would surely be better than all they riches they amass. If you should die or be killed, before Him you shall all be gathered. - 3:157-8
You must not think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well-provided for by their Lord. - Surah 3:169-71
Let those fight in the cause of God who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of God, whether he is slain or victorious, soon we shall give him a great reward. - Surah 4:74
Those who believe fight in the cause of God, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil. - 4:76
But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever you find them. - 4:89
Therefore, we stirred among them enmity and hatred, which shall endure till the Day of Resurrection, when Allah will declare to them all that they have done. - 5:14
O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Those of you who make them his friends is one of them. God does not guide an unjust people. - 5:54
Make war on them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme - 8:39
O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there are 20 steadfast men among you, they shall vanquish 200; and if there are a hundred, they shall rout a thousand unbelievers, for they are devoid of understanding. - 8:65
It is not for any Prophet to have captives until he has made slaughter in the land. - 8:67
Allah will humble the unbelievers. Allah and His apostle are free from obligations to idol-worshipers. Proclaim a woeful punishment to the unbelievers. - 9:2-3
When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. - 9:5
Believers! Know that idolators are unclean. - 9:28
Fight those who believe neither in God nor the Last Day, nor what has been forbidden by God and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are People of the Book, until they pay the tribute and have been humbled. - 9:29 (another source: ) The unbelievers are impure and their abode is hell. (another source: ) Humiliate the non-Muslims to such an extent that they surrender and pay tribute.
Whether unarmed or well-equipped, march on and fight for the cause of Allah, with your wealth and your persons. - 9:41
O Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites. Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey's end. - 9:73
Allah has purchased of their faithful lives and worldly goods, and in return has promised them the Garden. They will fight for His cause, kill and be killed. - 9:111
Fight unbelievers who are near to you. 9:123 (different translation:
Believers! Make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Let them find harshness in you. (another source: ) Ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers....
As for those who are slain in the cause of Allah, He will not allow their works to perish. He will vouchsafe them guidance and ennoble their state; He will admit them to the Paradise He has made known to them. - 10:4-15
Allah has cursed the unbelievers and proposed for them a blazing hell. - 33:60
Unbelievers are enemies of Allah and they will roast in hell. - 41:14
When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds, then set them free, either by grace or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens. - 47:4
(different translation: ) When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield, strike off their heads, and when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly.
Those who are slain in the way of Allah - he will never let their deeds be lost. Soon will he guide them and improve their condition, and admit them to the Garden, which he has announced for them. - 47:5
Muslims are harsh against the unbelievers, merciful to one another. - 48:25
Muhammad is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. Through them, Allah seeks to enrage the unbelievers. - 48:29
Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate. - 66:9
The unbelievers among the People of the Book and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. - 98:51
Fight them so that Allah may punish them at your hands, and put them to shame. (verse cited in Newsweek 2/11/02)
Using a Bible to swear upon is a tradition, not a provision.
One could affirm on Margaret Murray's "God of the Witches", an Empire Strikes Back DVD, or nothing at all (as Theodore Roosevelt did).
Thank you, Wormwood....but my question was rhetorical.
The fault is mine, I didn't make that clear.
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