Rep. Honda: Muslim hearings recall my life in internment camp

Michael Orion Powell6/16/2011 9:41:47 pm PDT

I think it may be too literal to criticize Honda on the basis that internment of Muslims may occur. History repeats but not that blatantly. Honda is right that the general atmosphere and attitude towards Muslims is very similar to how it was with Japanese.

What’s interesting to me in this discussion is that this attitude wasn’t around during Bush. It may be that the recession that hit at the end of his presidency may be making bigotry and intolerance a better sell.