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How memories of Japanese American imprisonment during WWII guided the US response to 9/11

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As soon as Islamic extremists were identified as having carried out four deadly, coordinated attacks on U.S. soil in the early morning of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta started hearing calls from the public to ban Arab Americans and Muslims from all flights - and even to round them up and detain them.