Internment: Appropriate Action



On February 19, 1952 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorising the Secretary of War to prescribe certain areas, within the United States, as military zones. Eventually, EO 9066 cleared the way for the deportation of Japanese Americans, Italian Americans, and German Americans to internment camps. And rightly so.

As a result, approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were evicted from the West Coast of the United States and held in internment camps across the country.

Today, Europe is at war with Muslim extremists. Does anyone doubt this?

French President Francois Hollande said the recent attacks in Paris that have killed 129 people were “an act of war” organised from abroad by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group with internal help.

“Faced with war, the country must take appropriate action,” Hollande said in a televised address on Saturday, without elaborating further, as ISIL claimed responsibility for the attacks.

I’m calling for that ‘appropriate action’ to include the immediate internment of anyone, anywhere in Europe, identified as belonging to or supporting any form of radical Muslim ideology. Just until the war is over…

It’s the only sensible response and a step that must be taken to protect the citizens of Europe.


Originally published on LinkedIn