Mr Khizr Khan, the father of a slain muslim American soldier in the 9/11 attacks; Humayun Khan, criticized Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention asking him whether he had even read the American constitution. His speech was in relation to Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from the country if he wins the election.
Mr Khan who was at the convention with his wife Ghazala at his side pulled a copy of the constitution from his pocket and offered it to Donald Trump to read and said that if Trump’s anti-Islam policies were in place at the time his son lived, his son would not have been able to serve in Iraq and give his life to save fellow Americans. He also told Donald Trump “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Donald Trump reacted to Khizr Khan’s speech in his normal manner telling New York Times’s Maureen Dowd “I’d like to hear his wife say something.” Implying that as a Muslim woman she is not allowed to have an opinion.
In an interview with with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said “I saw him, He was very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me. His wife … if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say.”
“She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me but plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet, and it looked like she had nothing to say. A lot of people have said that.”
However Ghazala did say something when interviewed by Lawrence O-Donnell of MSNBC. O’Donnell asked her how she felt after going to the convention and seeing the impact it’s had and she said
“First of all, I thank all America who listened from their heart to my husband’s and my heart, and I’m so grateful for that. And it was very nervous because I cannot see my son’s picture, and I cannot even come in the room where his pictures are. That’s why when I saw the picture at my back I couldn’t take it, and I controlled myself at that time. So, it is very hard.”