GOP-er fears Korans in government [VIDEO]

Keith Ellison (D-MN), America's first Muslim congressman, prefers to be sworn into office with a Koran and not a Bible.

Fancy that.

Threatened by this news, Rep Virgil Goode (R-VA) warned his constituents: "I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States" if we do not adopt "strict immigration policies."

Never mind the fact that Ellison's family's been in America since the mid-18th Century, "I'm about as American as they come," he tells CNN in the clip, right. I was under the impression that it was as more about who you are than where you're from. But point taken.

Goode, totally unrepentant, said that as long as he represents his district there'll be none a them filthy Korans on his walls. Only it sounded slightly more ante-bellum and genteel than that.

Ellison's response ought to put any Christian allied with Goode to shame.


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