Why does the anti-war movement say that there is also a war at home?
Thousands of Arab people, South Asian people and Muslims have been violently attacked inside the United States. Homes, mosques and stores have been defaced. People of Arab and South Asian descent have been put off airplanes. Main media outlets, like the Wall Street Journal, have called for legitimizing racial profiling. This is racism pure and simple. After Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City Federal building in 1995, killing 168 people, there was no campaign to take white males off of airplanes because people felt “uncomfortable in their presence.” White men were not rounded up and held without charges. Since September 11, however, more than 1,100 people, mostly of South Asian and Middle East origin, have been detained for up to five weeks, many without charges. Under the rubric of anti-terrorism, ultra-racist Attorney General John Ashcroft has pushed through the so-called anti-terrorism bill, labeled USA Patriots Bill. Only Senator Russell D. Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, vo