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LOS ANGELES — On December 9, the Manzanar Committee
repudiated comments by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump
, who called for barring all Muslims from entering the United States, and just one day later, stating that he might have supported the incarceration of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in American concentration camps during World War II.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” a campaign press release stated on December 7.
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension,” Trump said, in the statement. “Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
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