Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim U.S. Soldier Humayun S. M. Khan, holds up a booklet of the US Constitution as he delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan held a copy of the constitution and spoke out against then-candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. Trump criticized Khan soon after. Khan is a U.S. citizen and Gold Star father: His son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq by a suicide bomb attack. Khan joins us in-studio to discuss how his altercation with Trump catapulted him to fame, and his new memoir “An American Family.”

Guests:

Khizr Khan, author,  “An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice”

Khizr Khan on Being Part of ‘An American Family’ 5 December,2017Michael Krasny

  • EIDALM

    Mr Khan should be aware of the fact that the bloody bogus Muslim terrorists, ISIL, and others, played a major role in bring Donald Trump to the office of the presidency as their role was and have been used to feed the bogus war on terror, so while their followers are bunch of mislead idiot morons, who violate all rules and pillars of Islams. murdering innocent civilians, raping women and children, but the terrorists leaders are paid agents for the dual Israeli citizens Neocons and other Islamophobic groups mass murderers, war criminals, in the U S and elsewhere who have been advocating perpetual wars, regime change, and destruction of the whole Middle East, all began with the bloody genocidal invasion of Iraq based on lies, followed when Barack Obama supplied cash and lethal arms to murder Qaddafi and to topple Assad, that all added to the cruel bloody murder of over 4 million innocent civilians, over 12 million refugees, and the destruction of so many Muslim countries including Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and other….The other mission of the bloody paid terrorists leaders to shame and violence on Islam and the 1.6 billion Muslims across the World…..

  • Noelle

    I’m glad he is still speaking out, using our free speech rights that we revere. I hope he will be a regular commentator in the media from now on.

  • Curious

    Clinton stooge, Khizr M. Khan, published papers supporting the supremacy of Islamic law over “man-made” Western law — including the very Constitution he championed in his Democratic National Convention speech attacking GOP presidential nod Donald Trump.

    • Noelle

      False.

      • Curious

        See above.

    • chriswinter

      Snopes found no credible evidence that Khizr Khan is a Muslim Brotherhood agent or advocates sharia law.

      https://www.snopes.com/khizr-khan-is-a-muslim-brotherhood-agent/

      That charge originated from Theodore and Walid Shoebat, and consisted of a deceptively edited title from Khizr Khan’s 1984 paper and an out-of-context snip from his 2005 interview.

      What but irrational fear would drive anyone to trump up a bogus charge like this — or to repeat it?

      That question is for you, “Curious.”

      • Curious

        Texas ILJ Vol. 18:239, pp. 239-240.

        Also: 1983 Houston Journal Int’l Law, Vol. 6:23, pp. 23 -35.

        “The invariable and basic rules of Islamic law are only those prescribed in the Shari’ah,” Khan writes. “All other juridical works… must always be subordinated to the Shari’ah.”

  • Curious

    Khan needs a primer on the Constitution.

  • TimDoyle

    This man is a wonderful man. I wish there were more American citizens like Mr. Khan. Thank you!

    • William – SF

      …and more American citizens in office like Mr. Khan.

  • Noelle

    DJT served in a military school.

    • TimDoyle

      DJT’s dad send him there as punishment and he was a prick and a bully at the New York Military Academy.

      • jurgispilis

        And captain of the the baseball team.

  • Skip Conrad

    When you took your Oath of Allegiance you revoked forever any and all previous citizenships and allegiances. Yet many naturalized citizen (e.g. Arnold Schwartzenegger), retain their former citizenship. Isn’t it ironic that for many new citizenship, their first act as a citizen, is perjury?

    • Silke Pflueger

      U.S. practice, as upheld in various court decisions, is to allow dual citizenship. (You can see this on the U.S. State Department’s website, for example, where it explains that: “U.S. law does not . . . require a person to choose one citizenship or another.”)

      The United States will not ask naturalizing citizens to take any steps to formally renounce the citizenship of their home country.

  • Noelle

    Hey, there are a lot of countries where you are not allowed to criticize the leaders. Does the caller prefer to live in a country like that?

  • William – SF

    Would Mr. Khan comment on DJT’s inverse relationship between gun control and freedom of speech – his ability to support the proliferation of guns and his condemnation of those that speak out against him and his actions.

    • Noelle

      Maybe DJT wants to shoot someone in the middle of Times Square?

  • marte48

    To the caller who objected to Mr. Khan “badmouthing” Donald Trump: I’ll bet you “badmouthed” Obama, even though he was the duly elected President of the United States.

    • Silke Pflueger

      Thank you. I was in tears when I heard his answer. If I could count the number of times that I was told to “go back home” because I disagreed with somebody’s political opinion.

  • Another Mike

    Some American Muslims serve valiantly in our military, like Mr. Khan’s son, while other American Muslims murder our military, like Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez in Chattanooga, and Nidal Hasan, in Fort Hood in Texas. What in their lives made the difference between service and slaughter?

Host

Michael Krasny

Michael Krasny, PhD, has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life” (Stanford University Press) “Spiritual Envy” (New World); “Sound Ideas” (with M.E. Sokolik/ McGraw-Hill); “Let There Be Laughter” (Harper-Collins) as well as the twenty-four lecture series in DVD, audio and book, “Short Story Masterpieces” (The Teaching Company). He has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the S.Y. Agnon Medal for Intellectual Achievement; The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism; the James Madison Freedom of Information Award; the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association; Career Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and an award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. from Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

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