Japanese Americans remember Pearl Harbor backlash and support Muslims

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Traci Ishigo of the Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District and Sahar Pirzada of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Los Angeles lead a vigil in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood. Religion News Service photo by Megan Sweas

Traci Ishigo of the Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District and Sahar Pirzada of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Los Angeles lead a vigil in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood. Religion News Service photo by Megan Sweas

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LOS ANGELES (RNS) In the wake of the San Bernadino attacks and proposals to restrict Muslim immigration, some Japanese Americans are remembering the backlash against their parents and grandparents after the Pearl Harbor attack in World War II, and are expressing support for American Muslims.

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  • My life in Liberal Klans Oregon!
    Arab/Muslim Americans are treated less than human!
    We are being prosecuted in a daily basis! High tech lynching, institutionally racism! Especially for Arab women!

    AG Frohnmayer had mySS#blocked prevented me get employed

    Rep. Bob Ackerman hired Scarlet Lee/Barnhart Associated, forged my family’s signature, sold our fully paid Condo, without my signature!!

    Ackerman had never responded to the Summon from the Court,& the sheriff never served him or arrested him either!

    ThIs is what kind of criminal government we have in Oregon!
    I ran five times for public offices! Voter Fraud!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/justice4nadiasindi

    http://www.davefrohnmayer.com

    https://www.change.org/petitions/a-g-eric-holder-sent-jeff-merkley-gov-john-kitzhaber-investigate-abuse-of-power-and-criminal-forgery-by-former-oregon-a-g-david-frohnmayer-and-lane-county-government#share

  • Be Brave

    Nadia,

    It is terrible that we may have Americans treating Muslims like Muslims treat every other non-Muslim on earth. There isn’t a Muslim Country where non-Muslims are not in fear every single moment of every single day that their “political leaders (Muslims of course) won’t take away ALL of their rights as Islam does what it always does to non-Muslims.

    Maybe its time to look into an Islamic mirror Nadia.

  • Nadia

    Be,

    It is terrible that we may have Americans treating Muslims like Christians treat every other non-Christian on earth. There isn’t a Christian Country where non-Christians are not in fear every single moment of every single day that their “political leaders (Christians of course) won’t take away ALL of their rights as Christianity does what it always does to non-Christians.

    Maybe its time to look into a mirror Be.

  • Ben in oaklamd

    BB doesn’t look in mirrors. There is no reflection there,

    You did exactly what I was going to do and have done with him before. Just change one word for another,

  • Grandson of a Pearl Harbor Survivor

    It’s quite disgusting that the Muslims have to milk Pearl Harbor for their own gain. I don’t remember the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor because it was full of muslims, do you? I do, however, remember how the muslims attacked New York because it was full of “infidels”

  • Susan

    It reminds me of the treatment that Jews trying to escape the Nazis received in America, The US government turned back a boat full of Jewish children. The wife of the Secretary of State said, “They’re cute now because they’re children, but they will grow up to be ugly Jews.” Jews were considered inimical to American culture and unable to assimilate and become good Americans.

    Japanese Americans were loyal American citizens and had nothing to do with Pearl Habor.

  • larry

    When loose-lipped politicians use the internment of Japanese Americans as an example of proper action, then the comparison is not only appropriate but unmistakable. Descendants of America’s first modern concentration camps would know a thing or two about how far we are willing to act when it comes to acting out of fear of a given group.

    It is quite disgusting what people are willing to do to the civil liberties of this nation when acting out of fear and prejudice.

  • Alice

    Its obvious U aren’t much intelligent or dont keep much outside home

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  • Calc geek

    Groups like Al-Quida, ISIS, Boko Haram and so on make up about 0.03% of 1.7 billion Muslims. Tell he how you plan to blame 99.97% of Muslims just because of a few who perverted the religion just like other groups in nearly all other religions have done?!?! The victims or radical Islamist’s (NOT Islamic, no its not the same thing) are nearly all MUSLIMS! they do not represent Islam or the rest of us, that’s like Hitler representing the Jews! Lastly, the Japanese American community are not being “milked” they understand whats going on because they have went through the same thing during WWII! Stop being a blind bigot, educate yourself.

  • amaizing speech!!

  • well i person did it

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