The recent flap over the Cordoba House, the Muslim community center that will include a mosque that is proposed to be built near the site of the World Trade Center in New York—Ground Zero, one of the targets of the September 11, 2001 attacks, draws disappointing and dangerous parallels to what Americans of Japanese ancestry faced before, during and after World War II.
Two recent stories and a radio interview highlight these parallels and the dangerous road our nation appears to be traveling down once again.
Jeffrey Feldman in the Huffington Post: “Ground Zero Mosque” Is the New “Death Panels.”
Scott Kurashige in the Informed Comment blog: Kurashige: The Islamic Center and the “Pearl Harbor” Analogy
Kurashige was also the guest on PRI’s The World: Buddhism and Islam In America. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the right arrow below:
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