Reports are appearing everywhere of mass arrests of Muslims in the US. Here is the BBC’s. It appears that people from certain (predictable) countries living in the States but without full residence rights were required to report for “registration” – and many were promptly arrested when they obeyed. Comparisons with tactics employed by a certain European country in the mid twentieth century are inevitable.
Needless to say there is already a lot of coverage in the blogosphere. Demosthenes says this and Atrios says this. I’m off to see if any of the rightwingnuts and warbloggers have had anything to say on this issue. Especially Steven Den Beste – he’s always castigating the left for not shouting down their more rabid members, so lets see what he has to say about this one.