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George Takei: A Muslim Registry Is 'Prelude to Internment'

"A registry is this simple categorization of a people of one faith."

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    George Takei speaks during an interview on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Takei said recently in an interview that Donald Trump's proposed registry is a "prelude to internment."

    Speaking from experience, actor and activist George Takei strongly objected the idea of a "Muslim registry" after an outspoken supporter of President-elect Donald Trump cited internment camps as legal "precedent" for tracking individuals based on faith, NBC News reported.

    "Registration of any group of people, and certainly registration of Muslims, is a prelude to internment," Takei said.

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    As a child he was was forced to relocate to multiple internment camps

    "A registry is this simple categorization of a people of one faith. In our case, it was people of one ancestry.

    "We were American citizens, and yet, because we looked like the enemy, we were treated like the enemy and imprisoned. This is what's going to happen with a Muslim registry, and we as Americans will not tolerate that again."

    A former Navy SEAL and supporter of President-elect Donald Trump cited World War II internment camps as a precedent for Trump's proposed Muslim registry during an interview Wednesday night on Fox News.

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