Friday, August 27, 2010

Mosque Madness Update VI

This topic just won't end. There's a guest commentary on Juan Cole's site that is really worth reading. For all that the Republicans compare Ground Zero to Pearl Harbor, there actually is an analogy. But hopefully we won't start putting Muslim Americans in internment camps as we did to Japanese-Americans during World War II.

What this comes down to is simple racism. During World War II, the US fought Germany and Japan. Germany was white. Japan wasn't. Germany had "good Germans" who might help us. Japan had people living in America for generations who would help them. This is straight-up racism. And the same is true for Islamophobia. It's almost painful to me that even today many Americans just can't see it.

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