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  •  Uh, we DID intern Germans/Italians, + subversives (5+ / 0-)

    during WWII. Nasty stuff. FDR Exectuive Orders. One of the darkest periods of civil liberties in our history. Look it up

    •  Sorry (1+ / 0-)
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      I will correct

      "I just had the basic view of the American public -- it can't be that bad out there." Marine Travis Williams after 11 members of his squad were killed.

      by Steven D on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 02:00:12 PM PST

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    •  I think the point is that Malkin is (2+ / 0-)
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      proposing that Muslims, as an entire group, should be mass interned, based solely on their religious affiliation.  One wonders if they convert to Christianity would Malkin consider them exempt.

      While it is true that Germans, Italians, and "subversives" were interned under Executive Order by FDR, the vast majority of ethnic Germans and Italians - German Americans and Italian Americans were NOT interned under Executive Order, as were all Japanese and Japanese Americans on the West Coast of the United States (approx 110,000 people, including infants, the infirm and the elderly) under Executive Order 9066.

      "Out of Many, One." This is the great promise of our nation -9.75 -6.87

      by Uncle Moji on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 02:03:51 PM PST

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