“To Muslims, I want to say we, as Japanese Americans, understand what you’re going through, support you and want you in our communities. And to the government and anti-Muslims, we want them to know that the Muslims have our support." -- #KanjiSahara
, civil rights activist and former internee, speaking at the #NoMuslimBanEver
march in Los Angeles on October 15th.
I was honored to meet 83-year-old Kanji Sahara at the #NoMuslimBanEver
march this past weekend, which symbolically started at the Japanese American National Museum (@jamuseum
). Kanji knows what it feels like when an entire community is vilified and targeted. He said after 9/11, he feared that an Executive Order would put Muslim-Americans in internment camps similar what happened to Japanese-Americans, including himself, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. With the current administration's #MuslimBan
and actions, which Kanji calls "deplorable," he's dedicated to standing with the Muslim community and demanding "Never Again."
We must stand together. We must continue to fight Trump's unconstitutional, discriminatory, and inhumane #MuslimBan3
, which is set to go into effect TOMORROW, October 18th. Please visit nomuslimbanever.com to take action and protect our Muslim friends, families, neighbors, and communities. 🙏🏽🇺🇸 #NoBanNoWall #TravelBan #WeAreAmerica #NeverAgain