Capt. Humayun sacrificed his life by stopping a suicide bomber. According to Politifact The Khan family moved from the United Arab Emirates to the United States in 1980, when Humayun was 2. The family settled down in Maryland, and Humayun went on to graduate from the University of Virginia in 2000, where he joined ROTC. Aspiring to be a military lawyer, he enlisted to pay for law school and to give back to the program he felt had "completed him as a person,"
Humayun, was a captain in the U.S. Army who sacrificed his life while saving his fellow soldiers in Iraq. One of 14 Muslim-Americans to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Humayun Khan was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart
Khizr Khan said in his speech "Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son the best of America. If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, and even his own party leadership. Donald Trump loves to build walls and ban us from this country.” To Donald Trump he said “Let me ask you, have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. "You have sacrificed nothing!”
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Ann Coulter, a well know conservative writer and commentator who has endorsed Donald Trump for President, wrote on Twitter soon after Mr. Khan's speech:
"You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria."
Fareed Zakaria is a CNN commentator, an Indian American Muslim, who has been a target of Coulter's hate in the past. When he called out Donald Trump's RNC speech for what he felt was his horrific vision of America, Coulter Tweeted "I like hearing CNN's Fareed Zakaria ask in a thick Indian accent, "What kind of America do we want to return to?"
She transformed a very moving and emotional moment that transcended politics, or at least should have, into a forum for her hatred and bigotry.
We are a better country than that.