New York Times: Khizr Khan, Father of Fallen Muslim American Soldier, Rebukes Trump at Convention
Khizr Khan lost his son, Capt. Humayun Khan of the Army, to the war in Iraq more than a decade ago.
On Thursday night, he shared his grief, and the story of his son’s sacrifice, at the Democratic National Convention in an emotional rebuke of Donald J. Trump’s immigration proposals and his ideas on religious tolerance.
It was a moment that for many of the thousands of people at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia — and the millions more watching it elsewhere — was the night’s most memorable, and dramatic.
“Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future,” said Mr. Khan, a Muslim who immigrated from the United Arab Emirates when his son was 2. “Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?”
Then, to cheers, he pulled out a pocket edition.
“I will gladly lend you my copy,” he said.
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Update: The father of Muslim soldier killed in action just delivered a brutal repudiation of Donald Trump (Washington Post)
WNU Editor: I would say that this was probably the most effective case made against Donald Trump at the DNC. It worked on several levels .... including the fact that Capt. Humayun Khan is about the same age as some of Trump's children. And while it does not negate the dangers of having immigrants come from war torn countries .... it does negate the argument that they are all a threat.