January 2, 2007, - 9:55 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Congressman Virgil Goode (R-VA) has come under intense attack the last couple of weeks over a response to his constituents regarding Muslim immigration to America.
His letter was in response to an avalanche of e-mails he received from constituents upset over Muslim Rep.-Elect Keith Ellison’s plan to use the Koran to be sworn into Congress. While I think the Koran issue is a red herring (it makes no difference on what he swears his oath of office; Islam’s principle of taqiyyah–”deception of Infidels”–reigns supreme regardless of which religious book he uses), I agree with Rep. Goode’s assessment of the Islamic immigration problem, which I’ve written about for some time.
The question is simple: Do we want to become like France, where there are riots and over 200 cars burning per day, where at least 14 police officers are violently injured every day, where multiple Jews are harassed, kidnapped, and even tortured to death on a regular basis? All of these things are perpetrated at the hands of one group: Muslims. France does not have a handle on its Islamic immigration, and it is too late. The country does not even know for certain how much of its population is Islamic–it could be as high as 1/3 or 20 million French.
There is no reason, as Congressman Goode correctly asserts, for America to continue with “diversity visas.” Our country is very diverse already, probably more so than any other nation on earth. We do not need to reward certain individuals, merely because they share the faith of the 19 hijackers, with entry into our country. It is one of the worst forms of affirmative action imaginable. And it will kill us. (One can only imagine “diversity visas” in the 1940s for the Nazis who perpetrated the Holocaust, instead of their victims.)
Today, Rep. Goode responds in USA Today. The last two paragraphs of his op-ed are particularly good and on point, so I post them here:
Immigration is arguably the most important issue facing the country today. At least 12 million immigrants are here illegally. And diversity visas, a program initiated in 1990 to grant visas to people from countries that had low U.S. immigration at that time, are bringing in 50,000 a year from various parts of the world, including the Middle East.
Let us remember that we were not attacked by a nation on 9/11; we were attacked by extremists who acted in the name of the Islamic religion. I believe that if we do not stop illegal immigration totally, reduce legal immigration and end diversity visas, we are leaving ourselves vulnerable to infiltration by those who want to mold the United States into the image of their religion, rather than working within the Judeo-Christian principles that have made us a beacon for freedom-loving persons around the world.
Here, here. In 2002, I asked, “Will America become La Prochaine (The Next) France?” Likely, it will, only not as fast or visible to you or even your children. But it will happen in a near future generation. . . unless we take heed of those like Congressman Goode and myself who’ve forewarned the nation. His stand is courageous, not racist (and, by the way, Islam is NOT a race). And I am glad he hasn’t backed down. If there were more like him and Tom Tancredo in Congress, we’d be safer as a nation.
Leaders of CAIR and other Islamic groups that purport to represent America’s Muslims openly state that they want this to become a Muslim nation with an Islamic president and the Koran as our Constitution.
Why shouldn’t we believe them?
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