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Muslim leader: ‘Racism’ of Japanese internment now seen in Trump

Khizr Khan speaks at ‘Day of Remembrance’ event in Seattle Feb. 19, 2018 (Screenshot YouTube video)

Equating President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s order to incarcerate residents and citizens of Japanese ancestry with America’s treatment of Muslims today, a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-sponsored an event with a Japanese American organization marking the 76th anniversary of the World War II-era order.

The featured speaker at the event Monday in Seattle was Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star parent who drew attention during the 2016 Democratic National Convention when he chastised then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for proposing to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States, later saying Trump has “a dark soul.”

Khan praised Japanese Americans who went on to defend America during the war, “regardless of the mistreatment, regardless of the cruelty, regardless of the prejudice” as an example for Muslims.

“Muslim Americans are


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