That’s why education (on Japanese-American internment and civil rights) is so important,” Korematsu said.
Karen Korematsu cited the NDAA’s indefinite detentions as one attack on civil rights now faced primarily by American Muslims.
Japanese-Americans are holding a Day of Remembrance this week for community elders who were unlawfully locked in internment camps during World War II.
Today he speaks at mosques and Muslim community organizations about his experiences.
“That didn’t take place in the Muslim American community,” he said.