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George Takei, Who Was Interned During WWII, Has a Few Words For That Virginia Mayor

The Star Trek actor has some words on invoking Japanese internment camps in the context of the current Syrian refugee conversation.

The Syrian refugee crisis — President Barack Obama has been quite vocal about America’s commitment to helping the cause. As he tweeted this week, “Welcoming the world’s vulnerable who seek the safety of America is not new to us. We’ve safely welcomed 3 million refugees since 1975.” But not everyone agrees with the president on the matter, and the terrorist threat is making the refugee issue that much more controversial.

Author Salman Rushdie acknowledges the risks of infiltrators arriving to the West among the flood of refugees, though that’s not an excuse to turn everyone away.


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