As a veteran and someone who served our nation for four years on active duty an another 26 years in Research and Development employed by the United States Air Force I find the comments made by Mr. Trump about the Khizr Khan to be repulsive and shows the true side of him. Mr. Trump needs to formally apologize not only to the Khan family but also to every veteran and every citizen of the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. Kahn lost their son Captain Humayun Khan on June 8th 2004 when a suicide bomber drove his taxi towards hundreds of US solders in Iraq. Captain Kahn ordered his men to “hit the dirt” but he went towards the taxi motioning it to stop. The bomber prematurely set off his bomb killing Captain Khan and two Iraqi civilians but not the hundreds he was going after. Captain Khan and his parents are muslin but first they are Americans.
Mr. Trump appears to not understand we are American’s first and our ethic and religious background second. We are a nation that has repeatedly been called a melting pot. He and Mike Pence think they can insult, bully and get their way. It is time for all American’s to reject their policy of hate.
Captain Kahn was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on June 17, 2004.
His headstone shows the Muslim Crescent and Star just one of the other 62 symbols of faith on headstones at Arlington. The hollowed ground of Arlington is a true melting pot of the United States of America.