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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.

    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.

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    "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.