Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) argues that counter-terrorism surveillance of Muslims is just like WWII interment camps for the Japanese

Speaking of internment camps… too bad we didn’t re-open a few of them on 9/12/01.


Reps. Peter King (R-NY) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) clashed over the former’s calls for police departments to step up their activities in surveilling local Muslim communities, given the alleged Islamic beliefs behind the Boston bombings earlier this month. Rep. King, an outspoken advocate for the domestic “profiling” of Muslims” said it is “critical” for police units to ramp up surveillance of Muslim communities because radicalism often emerges from within. “We can’t be bound by political correctness,” he previously warned on the issue.

Ellison, a Muslim Democrat, countered that it would be “ineffective law enforcement to go after a particular community.” Instead, he proposed, it would be judicious to go after dangerous behavior.

King said law enforcement officials are too afraid to be called “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Islam” if they happen to “accept the reality that the element is coming from within the Muslim community.”