According to more than one source, many of the Japanese Americans living on the coasts and in Hawaii saw themselves as Japanese, not American. It's why everyone of Japanese descent living in America was rounded up and put into internment camps.
Yes, it was wrong. It was a violation of their civil rights--at least, it was for those who'd either been born here or gained citizenship.
It was also necessary, since enough were either spying or otherwise aiding an enemy during a time of war that it was difficult to pick out who wasn't.
I'm beginning to wonder if it's not time to do that with Muslims. I mean, how many sleepers are there in the U.S.? We don't know. We don't know where they are. We don't know what they have access to.
We do know that they want to hurt us. We also know that they see it as fully religiously justified. We know that almost all terrorist attacks within the last fifteen years or so have been related to Islam.
And we know that car bombs are a particularly favorite tactic. And we know that the Taliban has claimed credit.
It's a bit of a stickier situation--we don't have an officially declared war, they're a religious group not a group of immigrants from a single nation, and many Muslims are born U.S. citizens, and converted later. It may be necessary, regardless, to protect their physical safety.
I get the feeling that, if more of these attacks happen, and the public perceives that the current administration is not only not doing enough but hampering efforts to curb RIF terrorist attacks, we're going to see a lot of people arming up to play Cowboys and Hajjis.
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