Dad of Slain US Muslim Soldier Offers Trump His Constitution

Khizr Khan says GOP nominee routinely smears Muslims
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2016 8:44 PM CDT
Dad of Slain US Muslim Soldier Offers Trump His Constitution
Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, holds up a copy of the Constitution as his wife stands by him.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The father of a Muslim American soldier who was killed fighting in Iraq got a rousing ovation Thursday at the Democratic convention when he invoked his son's memory—and pulled a copy of the Constitution from his pocket for Donald Trump. "I will gladly lend you my copy," said Khizr Khan. "In this document, look for the words liberty and equal protection of law." Trump "consistently smears the character of Muslims," he said, adding that under his proposal to ban Muslim immigrants, his son, Humayun SM Khan, might not have been allowed in the US to fight in the Army. Per the Guardian, Khan suggested that Trump visit Arlington to see the different races and ethnicities represented there. "You have sacrificed nothing," he said of Trump. (Read more Democratic National Convention stories.)

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