ABC13 Visions 12-4-16

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston Muslims on the presidential election, what life was like in Internment Camps during WWII, a Girl Scout troop founded by Vietnamese refugees and a preview of a new exhibition at the Asia Society Texas Center. It's all on this weeks ABC13 Visions.

Segment 1 - Houston Muslims react to the election of Donald Trump as America's 45th president. Mustafaa Carroll, Executive Director of the Houston Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), discusses law enforcement reports that show hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise in the U.S. Carroll says some of the blame can be placed on Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Segment 2 - Natalie Hayashida Ong discusses how she, her parents and thousands of Japanese citizens -most of them U.S. citizens -- were detained in Internment Camps in the United States during World War 2. She says that period in history is a painful reminder of what can happen when an individual class of people is singled out.

Segment 3 - A profile of Girl Scout Troop 3005, a Girl Scout troop founded by Vietnamese refugees. Cadette Troop 3005 has been in existence for over 30 years, thanks to Our Lady of La Vang Catholic Church. It maintains traditional scouting practices while paying respect to the members' Vietnamese roots. Guests are Chau Le, Leader of Troop 3005 and Katlyn Tang, a 13-year old scout with Troop 3005. For more information, visit

Segment 4 - Bridget Bray, a curator with Asia Society Texas Center previews a new exhibition called, "In The Wake" in which 17 photographers documented one of the worst disasters in Japan's history - the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The photo exhibit runs through January 1, 2017. For more information, visit