Sunday, December 19, 2004

Nearly Half in U.S. Say Restrict Muslims

Nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, according to a nationwide poll.

The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious.

Researchers also found that respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks and support limiting the rights of Muslim Americans.

We have come a long way since the Japanese Internment, haven't we? Back then, we wanted to stigmatize and restrict the freedoms of American citizens over racial/ethnic characteristics. Now we have moved up to religious beliefs.

Will those restricted American Muslims hate themselves for their freedom, or their lack of it?


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