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(THE CONVERSATION) As soon as Islamic extremists were identified as having carried out four deadly, coordinated attacks on US soil early in the morning of September 11, 2001, US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta heard public calls to ban Arab-Americans and Muslims from all Flights – and even to drum them up and hold onto them.

Little did Mineta in the chaotic hours and days that followed the attacks that his childhood imprisonment by the federal government after the Pearl Harbor bombing nearly 60 years earlier would be a crucial element in decisions about how the George W. Bush administration was run responded to 9/11.

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