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Philadelphia - Father Of Deceased Muslim US Solider Holds Up A Copy Of The Constitution And Asks Trump If He's Ever Read It

Published on: July 28, 2016 10:15 PM
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Khizr Khan, whose son, Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Army  in the 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, offers to loan his copy of the Constitution to Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, as he speaks while a relative looks on during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar Khizr Khan, whose son, Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Army in the 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, offers to loan his copy of the Constitution to Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, as he speaks while a relative looks on during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Philadelphia - The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?

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To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, saying that if it was up to Trump, his son never would have been American or served in the military.

Khan said that Hillary Clinton, by contrast, “called my son the best of America.”

The address was the latest effort by Democrats to highlight their diversity and criticize Trump’s most contentious plans. Beyond his proposed wall across Mexico, the billionaire businessman has threatened to ban Muslims from entering the United States if he becomes president.

Capt. Humayun Khan died in 2004 when a car loaded with explosives blew up at his compound. He was 27.

Honoring his son, Khizr Khan pulled a copy of the Constitution out of his suit pocket and offered to lend it to Trump.

“Look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law,’” he said standing next to his wife, waving the paperback document vigorously.

“Have you ever been to Arlington cemetery?” he then asked. “Go look at the graves of brave Americans who died defending United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing.”

Khan, who moved to the U.S. in 1980, said he and his wife were “patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.”

“Like many immigrants, we came to this country emptyhanded,” he said, believing that with hard work he could raise his three sons “in a nation where they were free to be themselves and follow their dreams.”

Trump, Khan argued, was imperiling that ideal with his smears of Muslims, women, judges and other groups.

He urged Muslims, immigrants and all patriots to “to not take this election lightly.”

“Vote for the healer,” Khan said, “not the divider.”



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 Jul 28, 2016 at 10:57 PM amerikaner Says:

Trump did not smear Muslims - he's against RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS and wants to make sure they don't land in America like they did in all of Europe killing innocent women & children. with Hussein Obama in the White House America is NOT SAFE

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 Jul 28, 2016 at 10:58 PM lipa21 Says:

Trump knows the amendments in the Constitution not like Hillary or Hussein that only know about a few amendments

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 Jul 28, 2016 at 11:04 PM Haha Says:

This is too funny…At the DNC, a Muslim holds up the constitution and asks if DT ever read it. The Muslim in the WH read it and threw it out, that’s where this dude got it!

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 Jul 28, 2016 at 11:29 PM 54321 Says:

This Muslim is simply an opportunist. His son died in the line of duty, now need using it for Islam. Because a Hillary president is a win for the prophet himself. Sharia law is incompatible with the west. Enough said.

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 Jul 28, 2016 at 11:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Too bad this father isn't bothered by the fact Hillary was directly responsible for allowing 4 US servicemen to die in Benghazi!

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 Jul 28, 2016 at 11:49 PM TrumpForprez Says:

Reply to #3  
Haha Says:

This is too funny…At the DNC, a Muslim holds up the constitution and asks if DT ever read it. The Muslim in the WH read it and threw it out, that’s where this dude got it!

Hey relax Obama is a liberal but don't make up conspiracy theories like as if he disregarded the constitution. And come on he ain't a real muslim.

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 Jul 28, 2016 at 11:56 PM Trumpforprez Says:

Reply to #3  
Haha Says:

This is too funny…At the DNC, a Muslim holds up the constitution and asks if DT ever read it. The Muslim in the WH read it and threw it out, that’s where this dude got it!

1) For everyone of these guys there is another two muslims that hate our guts
2) Just like lehvdil by yidden there are non observant and observant so too by muslims. The non observant are american and are fine. Its the observant ones that are an issue Thus when we say muslims are a problem we mean those that are true muslims , fast 40 days on ramadan, never drink wine, only eat hallal meat. The frie muslims like so say hey muslims don't hate america. Thank you thats because you are not religous. But islam hates the USA.
3) the constitution never outlaws immigration policies that are discriminatory rather only if you are a citizen does it not allow discrimination.
4) When the Constitution was written, noone was attacking us as viciously as today's muslims. The constitution was not written bnuvah. So we can always add an amendment that if we are attacked severely by a sect of people whom we can identify then we can discriminate.

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 10:13 AM Chaim Says:

"Yishmaeli Chazir"? A man who lost a son who was defending our country? How many in the so-called "heimishe" community even know anyone who's serving in the military, let alone a son, daughter, or other close relative? The comments above, from the cretin who calls himself Mark Levin and from the other Yiddishe Klansmen, illustrate for the thousandth time what a cesspool of bigotry and ignorance the yeshivish oilam has become. The man and his wife have been living here peacefully and productively for more than 35 years, lost a son in the U.S. military, and the little cowards commenting above mock and denigrate them because of their religion?! The pain on their faces is evident even years after their son was killed. You know absolutely nothing about them, yet you prejudge them on their faith?! And then we have the nerve to shout about anti-Semitism if we even think someone is looking at us cross-eyed? How low can yeshivish and heimishe Jews go? Because I can just about guarantee that little if any of the vile racism and hate communicated by posters on frum websites comes from Modern Orthodox Jews.

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 11:38 AM TrumpForprez Says:

Reply to #9  
Chaim Says:

"Yishmaeli Chazir"? A man who lost a son who was defending our country? How many in the so-called "heimishe" community even know anyone who's serving in the military, let alone a son, daughter, or other close relative? The comments above, from the cretin who calls himself Mark Levin and from the other Yiddishe Klansmen, illustrate for the thousandth time what a cesspool of bigotry and ignorance the yeshivish oilam has become. The man and his wife have been living here peacefully and productively for more than 35 years, lost a son in the U.S. military, and the little cowards commenting above mock and denigrate them because of their religion?! The pain on their faces is evident even years after their son was killed. You know absolutely nothing about them, yet you prejudge them on their faith?! And then we have the nerve to shout about anti-Semitism if we even think someone is looking at us cross-eyed? How low can yeshivish and heimishe Jews go? Because I can just about guarantee that little if any of the vile racism and hate communicated by posters on frum websites comes from Modern Orthodox Jews.

I for one am not A racist. I disagree with Trump on the Mexican comments. I think the overwhelming majorty are law abiding and hard workers. But muslims should be scrutinized. I agree with Trump whole heartedly. Your comparison to anti Semitism is very weak at best. Jews are not running around in the 21st century killing others in a massive vicious horrific manner as muslims are. To top it off many muslims cheer it on.
Even if you will argue that terrorism is only a very small minority. However, there are two factors to consider when calculating risk. Frequency and severity. Muslim crimes are so severe that even if its frequency is equivalent to that of other sects, its severity outshines the frequency factor. Hence forth, we have no choice but to discriminate.

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 12:20 PM qazxc Says:

Reply to #9  
Chaim Says:

"Yishmaeli Chazir"? A man who lost a son who was defending our country? How many in the so-called "heimishe" community even know anyone who's serving in the military, let alone a son, daughter, or other close relative? The comments above, from the cretin who calls himself Mark Levin and from the other Yiddishe Klansmen, illustrate for the thousandth time what a cesspool of bigotry and ignorance the yeshivish oilam has become. The man and his wife have been living here peacefully and productively for more than 35 years, lost a son in the U.S. military, and the little cowards commenting above mock and denigrate them because of their religion?! The pain on their faces is evident even years after their son was killed. You know absolutely nothing about them, yet you prejudge them on their faith?! And then we have the nerve to shout about anti-Semitism if we even think someone is looking at us cross-eyed? How low can yeshivish and heimishe Jews go? Because I can just about guarantee that little if any of the vile racism and hate communicated by posters on frum websites comes from Modern Orthodox Jews.

What do you expect from someone who chose the name of a mental midget proud bigot like Mark Levin as his screen name?

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 12:45 PM jack-l Says:

speaking like that of parents who lost a son defending everything you hold dear for a country that gave you everything you Mark Levin should be ashamed of yourself. an unwashed jew

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 12:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
54321 Says:

This Muslim is simply an opportunist. His son died in the line of duty, now need using it for Islam. Because a Hillary president is a win for the prophet himself. Sharia law is incompatible with the west. Enough said.

you should have started your comment with enough said. and listened to you own advise

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 12:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Trumpforprez Says:

1) For everyone of these guys there is another two muslims that hate our guts
2) Just like lehvdil by yidden there are non observant and observant so too by muslims. The non observant are american and are fine. Its the observant ones that are an issue Thus when we say muslims are a problem we mean those that are true muslims , fast 40 days on ramadan, never drink wine, only eat hallal meat. The frie muslims like so say hey muslims don't hate america. Thank you thats because you are not religous. But islam hates the USA.
3) the constitution never outlaws immigration policies that are discriminatory rather only if you are a citizen does it not allow discrimination.
4) When the Constitution was written, noone was attacking us as viciously as today's muslims. The constitution was not written bnuvah. So we can always add an amendment that if we are attacked severely by a sect of people whom we can identify then we can discriminate.

i disagree for every Muslim like this grieving father there arent to mishuganis there is a thousand.

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 01:13 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

Reply to #7  
Trumpforprez Says:

1) For everyone of these guys there is another two muslims that hate our guts
2) Just like lehvdil by yidden there are non observant and observant so too by muslims. The non observant are american and are fine. Its the observant ones that are an issue Thus when we say muslims are a problem we mean those that are true muslims , fast 40 days on ramadan, never drink wine, only eat hallal meat. The frie muslims like so say hey muslims don't hate america. Thank you thats because you are not religous. But islam hates the USA.
3) the constitution never outlaws immigration policies that are discriminatory rather only if you are a citizen does it not allow discrimination.
4) When the Constitution was written, noone was attacking us as viciously as today's muslims. The constitution was not written bnuvah. So we can always add an amendment that if we are attacked severely by a sect of people whom we can identify then we can discriminate.

Two??? That's it??? I was thinking for like Ten or Twenty.

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 04:00 PM CHAIM-yonosonw's new screen name Says:

Reply to #9  
Chaim Says:

"Yishmaeli Chazir"? A man who lost a son who was defending our country? How many in the so-called "heimishe" community even know anyone who's serving in the military, let alone a son, daughter, or other close relative? The comments above, from the cretin who calls himself Mark Levin and from the other Yiddishe Klansmen, illustrate for the thousandth time what a cesspool of bigotry and ignorance the yeshivish oilam has become. The man and his wife have been living here peacefully and productively for more than 35 years, lost a son in the U.S. military, and the little cowards commenting above mock and denigrate them because of their religion?! The pain on their faces is evident even years after their son was killed. You know absolutely nothing about them, yet you prejudge them on their faith?! And then we have the nerve to shout about anti-Semitism if we even think someone is looking at us cross-eyed? How low can yeshivish and heimishe Jews go? Because I can just about guarantee that little if any of the vile racism and hate communicated by posters on frum websites comes from Modern Orthodox Jews.

Hey, do you think anyone's fooled by your liberal, frum bashing posts just because you keep changing your screen name ? Pathetic. Get a life buddy. Try looking in the mirror and telling yourself (and your other screen names) how smart you are cuz you're really not convincing anyone here.

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 04:03 PM Lying criminal Hillary for jail Says:

Reply to #1  
amerikaner Says:

Trump did not smear Muslims - he's against RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS and wants to make sure they don't land in America like they did in all of Europe killing innocent women & children. with Hussein Obama in the White House America is NOT SAFE

Exactly tight but the dems are running such a hugely flawed, dishonest and reviled candidate that their only hope is to deflect attention away from her and her crimes/lies/ "careless" behavior while sect of state, so they have to tell lies about Trump to try to convince people he's a racist which every smart thinking person knows he's not.

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 04:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
TrumpForprez Says:

Hey relax Obama is a liberal but don't make up conspiracy theories like as if he disregarded the constitution. And come on he ain't a real muslim.

Alabama isn't muslim? So the fact that his father and brother undeniably are, and he has done all he can while in office to side with the Muslims over Americans, and we are supposed to believe he's a devout Catholic, right?

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 Jul 29, 2016 at 04:08 PM Anonymous Says:

This father isn't too bright. Hillary also calls black lives matter thugs "the best of America." It's called pandering for votes.

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