Shameless CAIR will latch on to any American symbol or movement in an attempt to bend it to the service of Islam. They also did so when co-opting Rosa Park's bus-sitdown as they very own. Now they are taking over the Japanese-American internment camps of WWII.
Japanese-Americans and German-Americans were interned in various camps during World War II as described in Michelle Malkin's In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror.
The majority of Japanese-Americans, German-Americans, and others were not a danger, but they were under the influence of forces from Japan and Germany that worked through social clubs, churches, and other groups to recruit spys and saboteurs that were active withing the forty-eight stages and Hawaii.
Racial profiling is no longer the best use of today's surveillance as spies for today's enemies come in all colors, races, ethnicities, and even religions, working in the service of Islam for the purpose of destroying the West.
CAIR attemts to co-opt the internment camp experience in that service and is joining in the 38th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage: A Visit to the Largest Japanese American Internment Camp.
The Manzanar Committee is dedicated to educating the public about the Japanese American internment camp experience by organizing the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. This year, the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) is working with the L.A. Manzanar Committee and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) to bring members of the California Muslim community to join for a one-day visit of Manzanar. (See History of Manzanar below)
This is a great opportunity for community leaders as well as college students to participate and share their experience with their respective communities.
Citing the significance of the trip, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said: "With the growing anti-Muslim sentiments and incidents across the country, it is important to relearn and remember part of our nation's history when we as a country committed great injustices against innocent Americans solely based on their heritage and background."
No, Japanese-Americans and German-Americans were't interned "solely based on their heritage and background," but because there actually were spies and saboteurs among them.
And as horrible as it sounds to be interned, the camps were not concentration camps, with starving and torture and other horrible conditions as those discovered by GIs at the end of WWII.
CAIR can't stand on their own merit and must revert to the experiences of others because Muslims have never experienced real discrimination in this country, thus they have to make the things that happen to Muslims seem as bad as the past experiences of other groups.
Well, they'r not.
Shame on CAIR for attempting to revive that false-image in the American psyche.