PHILADELPHIA (Diya TV) — When Khizr Khan and his wife walked up to the podium at this week’s Democratic National Convention, Donald Trump was delivering a speech in Iowa, during which he complained that America was not allowed to waterboard terrorists.

Khan’s son, Humayun, was a captain in the U.S. Army. A vehicle filled with explosives approached his Iraqi compound in 2004, Humayun ordered his men to take cover as he ran toward it. The car exploded, Khan was killed instantly, eventually being awarded the Bronze Star posthumously.

During a 2005 interview with the Washington Post, Khizr said the men his son led, “did not call him Captain Khan. They called him ‘our captain.'”

“We are honored to stand here as the parents of Captain Humayun Khan,” Khan said at the Democratic convention, “and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.” He offered stories of his son’s aspirations to become a military lawyer and how Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton referred to his son as “the best of America.”

Then he turned his attention towards the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.


“If it was up to Donald Trump, [Humayun] never would have been in America,” Khan said. “Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.

“Donald Trump,” he said, “you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.”

He pulled a copy of the U.S. Constitution and said: “In this document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.'”

Earlier this month, Trump spoke, promising Congressional Republicans that he would defend Article XII of the Constitution, an article which doesn’t exist.

“Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery?” Khan asked. “Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities.

“You have sacrificed nothing. And no one.”