Thursday, July 28, 2016

DNC: Muslim/American offers powerful, emotional moment

Khizr Khan offers Donald Trump a copy of the Constitution.
ONE OF the most emotional moments on the final night of the Democratic National Convention was the speech of Khizr Khan, father of war hero Captain Humayun S.M. Khan, who lost his life in Iraq.

Captain Khan, a University of Virginia graduate, was one of 14 American Muslims who gave their lives serving the United States during the years that followed the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. “This is our country too,” Khan, 65, said in an interview. “This is not only Donald Trump’s country."

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Khan was born in Pakistan and moved his family to the United Arab Emerits before immigrating to the U.S.

In his speech, standing next to his wife, Khan said that Donald Trump wanted to ban Muslim immigration. He looked into the camera and with his finger jabbing into the air, asked Trump, "Have you even read the U.S. Constitution?" He then reached into his pocket and held up a copy of the Constitution and waved it in front of the camera. "I will gladly give you my copy." That was a powerful moment, but what he said next was even better.

"Donald Trump, you have sacrificed nothing ... no one!" Watch Khan's speech below: