Khizr Khan, father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier, who was in the spotlight for his fiery speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is in news again. Pakistan-born Khizr featured in the latest advertisement by the Hillary Clinton campaign wherein he asks Republican nominee Donald Trump, “Would my son have a place in your America?”
In the minute-long video, Khizr can be seen walking around in a house with photographs and medals of Captain Humayun Khan, his son. In a heavy voice, he begins to narrate the incident where he lost his son. “In 2004, my son was stationed in Iraq. He saw a suicide bomber approaching his camp. My son moved forward to stop the bomber when the bomb exploded. He saved everyone in his unit,” he said.
In July, Khizr had waved the US Constitution to cheering audiences at the Philadelphia convention saying he could lend a copy of it to Trump who has actively campaigned against immigration and “radical Islamic terrorism.” Khan had said that they were “patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.”
“Look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law,'” he had said. Asking if Trump had ever been to Arlington Cemetery, he said, “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.”