BHR Recognizes Mr. And Mrs Khizr Khan A Muslim Family Who Spoke Out For Everybody At The DNC Convention
|BHR Recognizes Mr. And Mrs Khizr Khan A Muslim Family|
Who Spoke Out For Everybody At The DNC Convention
The father of a fallen Muslim U.S. Army captain told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that he didn't expect his speech to have such an impact.
"I was surprised myself," Khan said. "I spoke from the heart."
|Mr And Mrs. Khan|
Over the weekend, Trump questioned why Khan's wife, Ghazala Khan, did not speak alongside her husband at the convention. "Maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say," he said in part.
Responding to these remarks, Khan claimed Trump was showing "disrespect" toward his wife.
"We don't take these values lightly," he continued. "We are testament to the goodness of this country. We experience the goodness of this country every day."
|Mr.khan holding up the United States constitution|
The Trump campaign released a statement Saturday clarifying Mr. Trump's comments, saying he believes Captain Humayun Khan, is "a hero to our country."
Khizr Khan expressed his appreciation for Trump's clarification, but added "it sounds so disingenuous because of his policies, because of his rhetoric of hatred, of derision, of dividing us. And that is why I implored him to read the Constitution."
Also on Sunday morning, wife and mother Ghazala Khan penned an op-ed for the
Washington Post where she responded to Trump's criticism.
Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention," she wrote.
"He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart."