Khizr Khan cancels speech in Toronto as ‘travel privilege’ under review

He was scheduled to speak for a popular Toronto lecture organisation, Ramsay Talks who announced the cancellation in a statement posted on Tuesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 7, 2017 8:16 am
Khizr Khan’s son, Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Army. (File)

According to reports by the Daily beast, Khizr Khan, a Muslim American from Pakistan on Monday cancelled a scheduled speech in Toronto after organisers said that his ” travel privileges were being reviewed.” The father of a US army captain who was killed in a bomb blast in Iraq in 2004 made national headlines when he spoke against Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim comments during his presidential campaign.

Khizr Khan, a Harvard-trained lawyer became an outspoken activist after his son’s death. He was an easy target for conservatives who assumed Pakistani immigrants as an Islamic extremist. He was scheduled to speak for a popular Toronto lecture organisation, Ramsay Talks who announced the cancellation in a statement posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

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The statement reads, “Late Sunday evening Khizr Khan, an American citizen for over 30 years, was notified that his travel privileges are being reviewed.”

“As a consequence, Mr. Khan will not be traveling to Toronto on March 7th to speak about tolerance, understanding, unity and the rule of law.” However, the exact reason for his cancellation is yet unclear.

 

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    IML sood
    Mar 7, 2017 at 2:42 am
    Perhaps his real attention would have come to the notice of authority concerned so the cancellation the only remedy.
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      ansuman
      Mar 8, 2017 at 5:09 am
      You are up voting your own comment?
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        ansuman
        Mar 8, 2017 at 5:10 am
        your comment is giving up your ideny -mr -MULLA
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          Jai
          Mar 7, 2017 at 4:51 am
          All of us pretend to be good human beings.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When our backs are against the wall the animal in all of us comes out.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The only true test of a good Religion is whether COMPION for all beings, especially fellow humans, is manifested in the deeds of its followers.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I for one can never understand how a human can be killed on suion of having beef in the fridge or even for eating his own cow or eating another creature raised in his own farm.
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            Aaron Weissmann
            Mar 7, 2017 at 4:37 am
            He isn't our slave that he is going to keep his mouth shut. And the thing isn't about his son dying, it's about "Patriots" readily insulting him.
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              Aaron Weissmann
              Mar 7, 2017 at 4:40 am
              No they aren't good if they are no more, but your kind is good if it is no more.
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                Aaron Weissmann
                Mar 7, 2017 at 4:40 am
                The only good Hindu is a dead Hindu. You religion is a religion of pillage and maligning everyone who is not like you.
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                  Patriot
                  Mar 7, 2017 at 2:55 am
                  Mr. Khan needs to tell us what he thinks terrorist state of stan. Does he support the LeT and JeM non-state and Jihadi actors? We don't know if Mr. Khan is a closeted communal Muslim or a secular person.
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