Rusty over at The Jawa Report
has an excellent post on Muslim-American's reaction to the war on terror and Japanese-American's reaction during World War II.
It is a great post. Take a minute and go read it.
The Jawa Report
Were Japanese-Americans mistreated in WWII? Yes. And while some in the Japanese community reacted to this mistreatment by renouncing their U.S. citizenship, the vast majority of Americans of Japanese decent set out on a course to prove that they were loyal. The bravery of the more than 25,000 young men on the field of battle dispelled the nation's misgivings.
Indeed. American Muslims could learn a lot from Japanese-Americans. If there is any mistreatment of that community it pails in comparison to what was done to the Japanese.
But at every turn alleged misjustices are not met with renewed commitment to our country and its values by leaders in the Islamic community, rather it is met with scorn, contempt, and fingerpointing. Muslim leaders condemn U.S. military actions as part of a greater war against Islam. Instead of uniquivocally condemning acts of terrorism, they condemn all sides that use violence. Instead of criticizing our enemies in Iraq, they criticizes our own troops. They vocalized their worries about how prisoners are treated in Guantanamo Bay more than about how those prisoners plot to kill their fellow-citizens.
Go have a read