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Appearing on Fox's "Your World" program with guest-host David Asman, Goode insisted he does not want to forbid Keith Ellison from using the Koran outright. "But," he said, "I am for restricting immigration so that we don't have a majority of Muslims elected to the United States House of Representatives."
To block the invading hordes, Goode wants to curtail legal immigration for Middle Easterners, and end Diversity Visa programs that were created to increase the immigrants from non-European countries.
Goode chose his words carefully:
David Asman: So you do believe there're too many Middle Easterners here now?
Rep. Virgil Goode: No, I â I said there were â and the Diversity Visa program needs to be ended. It shouldn't have been adopted to begin with, in my opinion.
Asman: But do you think there are too many Middle Easterners in the United States right now?
Goode: Uh â I'm not gonna say 'yes' or 'no' on that. I'd like to know the exact number. I don't have the exact numbers.