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Captain Humayun Kahn’s mother Ghazala Kahn with a letter addressed the publicly posed question by the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump why she did not speak at the Democratic National Convention during a tribute by his father Khzir Khan for his son life, lost in Iraq.
Ghazala’s answer to Trump directly targeted Trump with the words that without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I a Gold Start mother, whoever saw me felt me in their hearth,” the mother says. Captain Humayun Khan died 12 years ago in Iraq, where he served after the attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
“My son Humayun Khan, an Army captain, died 12 years ago in Iraq. He loved America, where we moved when he was 2 years old. He had volunteered to help his country, signing up for the ROTC at the University of Virginia. This was before the attack of Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t have to do this, but he wanted to,” Ghazala said in a letter.
Donald Trump doubted the role of the two Muslim American parents and their appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where Khzir Khan’s speech touched the audience when he apparently went of the script and directly addressed Trump by questioning his values.
When asked to comment Khan’s address from the stage in Philadelphia during the convention, Trump said that Khan is a very emotional and said he, “Probably looked like a nice guy to me.”
But, Trump also accused Khan’s appearance as something made by the Clinton campaign. “Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s scriptwriters write it?” Trump asked in an interview with ABC. Trump’s comments provoke an outrage not only in the opponent party, but his lacks of the compassion and temperament also were commented by some of the members of the Republican Party.
Mother and Father of the killed American captain in Iraq appeared on the stage during the final night of the DNC convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made her acceptance speech. “Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims,” Khizr Khan said in Philadelphia.
“He vows to build walls and ban us from this country. Donald Trump: You’re asking Americans to trust us with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy!”
Then, Khan pulled out his pocket version of the U.S. Constitution, which was highly approved by the delegates and other members of the Democratic Party at the convention. Day after the convention, Ghazal Khan explained she could speak while seeing her son pictures, also showed at the convention. She said to MSNBC, “she is still devastated by her son’s death and grows emotional when she sees his picture.”
On Saturday, Clinton addressed the situation and said that Trump “attacked the distinguished father of a soldier who had sacrificed himself for his unit, Captain Khan.”
Recently, after the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando, Donald Trump again reiterated his earlier proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United State and said that even a Muslim citizen born in this country, could be an inherent risk to the safety and well being of other Americans.
All those comments, provoked series of reactions not only by the political campaigns, but also prompted strong reactions by the current president Barack Obama, who praised Muslim American achievements and contributions to America in more than one occasion.