Japanese-Americans Condemn Anti-Musli...

Japanese-Americans Condemn Anti-Muslim House Hearings

There are 9 comments on the www.loonwatch.com story from Mar 10, 2011, titled Japanese-Americans Condemn Anti-Muslim House Hearings. In it, www.loonwatch.com reports that:

During the chaotic days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Basim Elkarra was passing by an Islamic school in Sacramento when he did a double-take: The windows were covered with thousands of origami cranes - peace symbols that had been created and donated by Japanese Americans.

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Since: May 08

Germany

#1 Mar 11, 2011
Japanese-Americans are smart and fully American.

This organization, however, does sound very dubious.

I am sure, my in-laws have no part in that organization.

jeg

United States

#2 Mar 11, 2011
With all the people of color that approve, leave it to the press to find people who don't to point out their theory of political incorrectness.
Just saying

United States

#3 Mar 11, 2011
(Let me say clearly that the following in no way approves, justifies or advocates interment of Japanese-Americans or the theft of their property.)

First, after Pearl Harbor, had there been open hearings regarding Japanese-Americans, as those going on today, certainly suspicion and scrutiny would have remained but it's possible the Japanese-American interment wouldn't have happened.

Second, at the time leading up to WWII, most Americans knew little about the "inscrutable" Japanese (as opposed to what they thought they knew about the more culturally similar Germans.) After the Pearl Harbor attack, many were looking for someone to focus their anger on, while many others were genuinely concerned about Japanese-American allegiances. That makes it probable that the interments prevented personal attacks and even saved lives.

Just sayin’…

Since: May 08

Germany

#4 Mar 12, 2011
Just saying wrote:
(Let me say clearly that the following in no way approves, justifies or advocates interment of Japanese-Americans or the theft of their property.)
First, after Pearl Harbor, had there been open hearings regarding Japanese-Americans, as those going on today, certainly suspicion and scrutiny would have remained but it's possible the Japanese-American interment wouldn't have happened.
Second, at the time leading up to WWII, most Americans knew little about the "inscrutable" Japanese (as opposed to what they thought they knew about the more culturally similar Germans.) After the Pearl Harbor attack, many were looking for someone to focus their anger on, while many others were genuinely concerned about Japanese-American allegiances. That makes it probable that the interments prevented personal attacks and even saved lives.
Just sayin’…
>On June 21, 2000, twenty-two Asian Pacific American U.S. Army World War II veterans (or their surviving family members for those deceased) received the nation's highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor. This action corrected their not receiving these decorations in World War II, when the prejudice of the time kept them from receiving their just recognition then. Twenty of the 22 recipients were members of the 100th Infantry Battalion or the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. This unit (The 100th was attached to the 442nd in June 1944 and fought as the 442nd's first battalion for the rest of the war.) was already considered the most highly decorated unit of its size in U.S. military history. The June 21 ceremony added a new statistic to the 100th/442nd's history: it has 21 Medal of Honor recipients on its roles, the 20 now added to its one earlier recipient.<

http://www.google.de/#hl=de&source=hp&...

The Japanese-American Association mentioned in the title is a strange body, though.

“Trespassers will be shot dead.”

Since: Jul 10

Sandy Ground, Jamaica

#5 Mar 12, 2011
Japan too is going awry.

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Since: May 08

Germany

#6 Mar 12, 2011
RastaJoe wrote:
Japan too is going awry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =QNokTKAGsTwXX&feature=pla yer_detailpage
While Germany offered to help out Japan with the Federal Agency of Technical Relief, Turkey will send the "Red Crescent";)

"Evil to him who evil thinks." - Well, me thinks evil!
Vivek Golikeri

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jul 16, 2011
My memory of the injustice done to Americans of Japanese descent is exactly why I defend Casey Anthony. Even if she didn't kill Caylee, she seems an uncaring mother. But when I think of so many persons who have spent so many years in jail for things they never did, I bluntly don't care if a killer sometimes goes free.

No rational person wants to help criminals. But to me the real criminals are not the private citizen who does violence to an individual or their family.
Rather it is Wall Street and Benedict Arnold politicians who have poisoned the lives of millions.
Vivek Golikeri

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Dec 17, 2011
Just saying wrote:
(Let me say clearly that the following in no way approves, justifies or advocates interment of Japanese-Americans or the theft of their property.)
First, after Pearl Harbor, had there been open hearings regarding Japanese-Americans, as those going on today, certainly suspicion and scrutiny would have remained but it's possible the Japanese-American interment wouldn't have happened.
Second, at the time leading up to WWII, most Americans knew little about the "inscrutable" Japanese (as opposed to what they thought they knew about the more culturally similar Germans.) After the Pearl Harbor attack, many were looking for someone to focus their anger on, while many others were genuinely concerned about Japanese-American allegiances. That makes it probable that the interments prevented personal attacks and even saved lives.
Just sayin’…
No, you're not racist ---- I see where you are coming from. Similar arguments have been used to explain the Tehran embassy hostage crisis by claiming it was a "mistake" created by hysteria. It seems Ayatollah Khomeini's government had told Iran's people false stories that America and Israel were about to launch a massive invasion of Iran and commit genocide much like what had occured a few months earlier in Cambodia with Pol Pot. And the role to be played by this embassy was that of a "nest of spies" that would serve as a Trojan Horse for the hitlerization of Iran.

I no more condone the way the hostages were treated than you condone the internment. But what happened in Iran was mild compared to all the lynchings of black men, plus other hate crimes that US society and authorities condoned or tolerated in the past. So I just shrug my shoulders about those hostages and say: "Big deal, they came home in one piece, didn't they?"

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#9 Jan 30, 2012
wow

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