The Dad of Muslim American War Hero Delivers One of the DNC's Most Significant Moments
The son of Khizr Khan, Muslim American war hero Capt. Humayun Khan, died in combat in Iraq in 2004. Tonight, that father spoke at the Democratic National Convention. He spoke out against Donald Trump’s characterization of Muslims from the perspective of a patriot. As someone whose son sacrificed his life for this country, as someone who sacrificed his son for this country. As someone who knows what it means to sacrifice for this country.
And he put Donald Trump in his goddamn place.
As soon as Khizr Khan finished his speech, "register to vote" spiked as a Google search. pic.twitter.com/0HZbBuCWwR— Nate Goldman (@NateGoldman) July 29, 2016
Thank you to this family, and shame, shame, shame on all who've allowed rhetoric like Trump's to spread. https://t.co/o3Nf5yMa4o— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) July 29, 2016
Khizr Khan's "You have sacrificed nothing" was the most polite, elegant, "Fuck off you gutless sissy" I've ever heard. Yay. #DemsInPhilly— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 29, 2016
a moment that will live from this convention: parents of Muslim soldier in U.S. Army who sacrified his life to save others @DemsInPhilly— Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) July 29, 2016
And that speech is the quickest I've ever sent my parents a video.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 29, 2016
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