Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN) comparison to racial profiling of Muslim Americans to the incarceration of Japanese Americans (Rowher, Ark Relocation Camp pictured here) is causing quite a stir to some on the political right.
Ellison debated Rep Peter King (R-NY) on Meet the Press Sunday.
King is well known as a strong advocate of racial profiling of Muslim Americans, reiterating recently you need to increase surveillance on the community “you know a threat is coming from.”
Ellison shot back “We don’t have enough law enforcement resources to just go after one community. And remember, we went after a community in World War II, and the Japanese internment is a national stain on our country, and we are still apologizing for it.”
Seems pretty obvious to me, but not to a significant number of people in this country. The blog the Real Revo gives us a glimpse on their train of thought.
The Real Revo maintains:
1) Muslims aren’t being interred.
2) Japanese Americans during World War II weren’t involved in terrorist attacks against their fellow Americans.
That’s correct, Japanese Americans weren’t involved in any terrorists acts against their fellow Americans. Neither are the vast majority of Muslim Americans. Go after those that are. Don’t cast a wide net in the hopes of catching a few.
Direct your resources at those you have reason to suspect as terrorists rather than wasting your money going after innocent law abiding American citizens.
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