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Internment camp survivor George Takei called Muslim registry a 'prelude to internment'

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[UPDATE] George Takei criticized a Trump supporter's "internment camp" comments.

George Takei, an internment camp survivor from WWII, said Trump's plans for a Muslim registry would be a "prelude to internment."

In response to a Trump supporter's comments that World War II Japanese internment camps are a "precedent" to a Muslim registry, Takei said the registry would, in fact, be a prelude to internment.

"Yes, it happened, but it is not a precedent," he said. "Registration of any group of people, and certainly registration of Muslims, is a prelude to internment."

[ORIGINAL STORY]  A spokesman for the pro-Trump Great America PAC and former Navy SEAL on Thursday cited World War II Japanese internment camps as a "precedent" for President-elect Donald Trump's discussed plan for a Muslim registry system.

"The president needs to protect America first," Carl Higbie said in an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly. "Until we can identify the true threat and where it's coming from, I support it."

Kelly asked if he was suggesting the United States re-implement internment camps. He said no.

Here is the exact quote from the interview that sent the internet on fire:

"We've done it based on race, we've done it based on religion, we've done it based on region," he said. "We've done it with Iran back back a while ago. We did it during World War II with [the] Japanese."

Kelly wasn't having any of it: "You can't be citing Japanese internment camp for anything the president-elect is going to do."

This tweet of a clip from the interview was retweeted nearly 20,000 times.

Some viewers did not take a liking to Higbie's comments.

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