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

Max6/16/2011 3:16:26 pm PDT

re: #3 Obdicut

Honda didn’t say they were the same. He said they reminded him of what happened to him— indicating we’re on the road to it, not that we’re already there.

I don’t even think we are on the road to it. The percentage of hate crimes directed at Muslims is tiny compared to number suffered by the Jewish community, Muslims are not randomly picked up and detained without probable cause, and Muslim stores are not frequent targets of vandalism.

There are misguided people like Peter King who are fixated only on homegrown Islamic extremism, there are outright bigots like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, but there are no Franklin Roosevelts in our government with the power to reinstate a bigoted internment policy.