Khizr and Ghazala Khan - WikiquoteRandom House. On the final night of the convention, Khan took the stage with his wife, Ghazala, and in an electrifying moment, he pulled from his pocket a small copy of the Constitution. I will gladly lend you my copy. Few people had ever heard of Khan or knew of the sacrifice he and his wife had made for their adopted country before the couple took the stage. Their son Army Capt. Khan had had enough. A Pakistani-born and Harvard-trained lawyer, a Muslim, but, most important, a patriotic, naturalized American citizen, Khizr Khan revered the Constitution.
Khizr Khan & Ghazala Khan Speech at ISNA Convention 2016 part 1
An American Family
It isn't easy to make Khizr Khan say the words "Donald Trump. With his wife, Ghazala, by his side in a powder blue salwar kameez, Khan pulled out a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution and waved it at the audience as he addressed our president to-be. Let me ask you: Have you even read the US Constitution? Khan was invited to the DNC not just because when he speaks, he does so with a kind of conviction and kindness that makes you want to follow him wherever he goes, and not just because his story of immigration and sacrifice and perseverance is truly the stuff of uplifting movies, and not just because, as a Muslim lawyer, he was uniquely suited to address Trump about his campaign promises. This fact made it all the more egregious when Trump began attacking Khan and Ghazala after the speech. Khan watched the election results in New York, optimistic that Clinton would win until close to midnight.
Alfred A. Khan and his wife Ghazala emigrated to the U. Humayun Khan, who was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in while checking on his troops. There are so many long political talks that can be hard for a child—or adult! It spoke directly to my son—Mr.
The couple received international attention following a speech at the Democratic National Convention that criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Khizr Khan was born in , the eldest of ten children, to poultry farming parents in Gujranwala , a city in Pakistan 's Punjab Province. Khizr passed the Punjab bar in Two of their sons, Shaharyar and Humayun , were born in Dubai. Khizr went on to work at the Washington, D. Upon graduating in , he was commissioned in the Army as a way to earn money for law school and because, according to Khizr, Humayun "felt that ROTC had completed him as a person, and he wanted to give back. In , at the age of 27, Humayun was killed in Baqubah , Iraq, in an explosion.
Khizr Khan , speaking at the Democratic national convention with his wife, Ghazala , by his side, produced a copy of the constitution from his jacket pocket, held it up for all to see, and offered to lend it to the then Republican candidate Donald Trump. Khan, who grew up in a small village in Pakistan, was talking about the sacrifice his son Humayun had made for his country — America. Humayun was killed aged 27 in Iraq 13 years ago, protecting his men from suicide bombers. He is buried at Arlington cemetery, Virginia, alongside so many other war heroes, and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States constitution?