The Republican nominee continued his war on the parents of a U.S. Army captain while the Islamic State called the Muslim war hero an apostate–and assaulted Hillary Clinton. “>
ISIS joined Donald Trump on Sunday in dishonoring the sacrifice of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan.
The newest issue of the so-called Islamic States propaganda magazine Dabiq said the Muslim war hero succumbed as an apostate when he was killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2004 after ordering soldiers under his command to stand back as he moved foward to investigate the vehicle.
Khan was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ISIS published a picture of his headstone and captioned it, Beware of dying as an apostate.
The terrorist group calls all Muslims who dont adhere to its narrow ideology apostates and reserves particular ire for those who live and participate in Western democracies.
Like ISIS, Trump constructed the questions Islam instead of Khan.
And on the same day that ISIS smeared the sons name, Trump excoriated Khans parents, who addressed their sons sacrifice and Trumps anti-Muslim racism at the Democratic National Convention.
If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America, Khizr Khan, the soldiers father, said. He vows to build walls, and ban us from this country.
Trump first responded in a statement where he said the Khans had no right to blame him.
Captain Humayun Khan was a hero to our country and we should honor all who have constructed the ultimate sacrifice to maintain our country safe, he said. While I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr. Khan, who has never gratified me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and assert I have never read the Constitution, which is false, and say many other inaccurate things.
Khizr Khan immediately struck back, calling the statement faked empathy that is typical for a person without a soul.
Not content with insulting the father of a slain soldier, Trump bashed Capt. Khans mother( who last spoke to him on Mothers Day 2004 ), intimating that she was barred from speaking by her husbandat the DNC because she is Muslim.
She had nothing to say. She probablymaybe she wasnt allowed to have anything to say, Trump told George Stephanopolous in an interview airing Sunday.( The Republican nominee added that Khizr Khan was very emotional but a nice guy .)
Ghazala Khan responded directly to Trump in a Washington Post op-ed on Sunday, saying he is ignorant about Islam and doesnt know what the word sacrifice means.
Trump belittled that claim when Khizr Khan made it at the DNC.