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Goode: Iraq Critics Are Helping ‘Jihadists Who Want The Crescent And Star To Wave Over The Capitol’

By ThinkProgress on February 15, 2007 at 3:31 pm

"Goode: Iraq Critics Are Helping ‘Jihadists Who Want The Crescent And Star To Wave Over The Capitol’"

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During today’s House debate on Iraq, virulently anti-Muslim Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) said supporting the anti-escalation resolution would “aid and assist the Islamic jihadists who want the crescent and star to wave over the Capitol of the United States and over the White House of this country.” Moreover, he said, “I fear that radical Muslims who want to control the Middle East and ultimately the world would love to see ‘In God We Trust’ stricken from our money and replaced with ‘In Muhammad We Trust.’” Watch it:

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In December, Goode wrote a now-infamous letter attacking Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and warning “American citizens” to “wake up” or “there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office.”

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UPDATE: TPMCafe:

A top official at a leading Muslim group has just told us that GOP Rep. Virgil Goode’s fear that U.S. money may soon be stamped with “In Muhammad We Trust” is rather at odds with the actual history and theology of the Muslim religion. As this expert points out…Muslims don’t worship Muhammad. They are are monotheists worshiping a single God, called Allah in Arabic — not the individual Muhammad.

Full transcript:

We are in the middle of a four-day marathon here. While I cannot say that I agree with all of the actions of the president in dealing with Iraq, I will not be supporting H.Con.Res. 63. The eyes of the world are upon this House and there will be commentary from the Middle East to the streets of small town America about what we do here over this four-day period even though this resolution does not carry the weight of law.

When the commentary begins in the Middle East, in no way do I want to comfort and encourage the radical Muslims who want to destroy our country and who want to wipe the so-called infidels like myself and many of you from the face of the Earth. In no way do I want to aid and assist the Islamic jihadists who want the crescent and star to wave over the Capitol of the United States and over the White House of this country. I fear that radical Muslims who want to control the Middle East and ultimately the world would love to see “In God We Trust” stricken from our money and replaced with “In Muhammad We Trust.”

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