This should be beyond partisan left and right. It’s okay to disagree without always maligning those with whom you disagree. Patriotic, American family, regardless of which candidate is being supported:
Six minutes and one second. That was all it took for the 66 years of Khizr Khan’s life to become an American moment.
It was not something that he could have anticipated. For years, he and his wife, Ghazala, had lived a rather quiet existence of common obscurity in Charlottesville, Va. He was known in circles that dealt with electronic discovery in legal proceedings. Another overlapping sphere was the rotating cast of cadets that passed through the Army R.O.T.C. program at the University of Virginia. His wife was a welcoming face to the customers of a local fabric store.
And the last dozen years for the Khans were darkened by their heartbreak over the death of a military son, Humayun, whose body lies in Arlington National Cemetery, his tombstone adorned with an Islamic crescent. Their grief brought them closer to a university and to a young woman in Germany whom their son loved. It also gave them a conviction and expanded the borders of their lives.
Some of their neighbors knew Mr. Khan liked to carry a $1 pocket Constitution around with him. In the Khan home, a stack of them always lay at the ready. Guests showed up and they were handed one, in the way other hosts might distribute a party favor. Mr. Khan wanted it to stimulate a conversation about liberty, a cherished topic of his. He liked to point out that he lives nearly in the shadow of Monticello, home of one of his heroes, Thomas Jefferson. Mrs. Khan liked to say, “We need Thomas Jefferson.”
And then the Khans stepped into a sports arena in Philadelphia and left as household names. In a passionate speech at the Democratic National Convention, the bespectacled Mr. Khan stingingly criticized Donald J. Trump and his stance on Muslim immigration, scolding him, “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.” Quickly enough, both Khans felt the verbal lashings of Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential candidate.
And just like that, they found themselves a pivot point in the twisting drama that is American politics.
Read the profile piece.
Khan i’m laughing at the superior intellect. SQUAWK,SQUAWK,SQUAWK,SQUAWK,SQUAWK,SQUAWK,SQUAWK,SQUAWK,SQUAWK
piece of dog shit-his time is over.
son was buried at Arlington with full metal honors.
why doesn’t he just burn his son’s flag and piss on it
my daughter died in the service for this country. her flag sits in my office every day reminding of the ultimate sacrifice she made for this country.
maybe it is time for this piece of dog shit to go back to his own country-the demorats made him the laughing stock of 2016
Thanks for linking to the family’s profile.
The mother, the father, the girlfriend all have something in common.
1st Thessalonians 4:13 expresses it well.
“Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant concerning those who are falling asleep in death; that you may not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.”
These three are truly unbelievers.
Perhaps they are even unbelievers in Islam, too (the parents, not the girlfriend.)
Christians have hope and do not go through life in constant sorrow.
(Unless the death is lied about or misrepresented in some egregious way.)
Muslims, the ”true believers,” even have a belief that their loved one is in Paradise, pigging out on rich foods, drinking wines, screwing like rabbits.
But these three people have lived in sorrow over decades even though their loved one died as a hero!
Thanks for posting this Word. A good family—to see them maligned by some here at F.A.—DISGUSTING.
Khan,khan,khan were going to leave you on Ceti Alpha V just watch out for big nasty ceti eels they will crawl into your ears wrap themselves around your cerebal cortex leave to you to madness parasys and death