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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:46 PM

Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice.-Op Ed



Ghazala Khan’s son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart.

Donald Trump said I had nothing to say. I do. My son Humayun Khan, an Army captain, died 12 years ago in Iraq. He loved America, where we moved when he was 2 years old. He had volunteered to help his country, signing up for the ROTC at the University of Virginia. This was before the attack of Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t have to do this, but he wanted to.

When Humayun was sent to Iraq, my husband and I worried about his safety. I had already been through one war, in Pakistan in 1965, when I was just a high school student. So I was very scared. You can sacrifice yourself, but you cannot take it that your kids will do this.

*snip*

He said, “Mom, these are my soldiers, these are my people. I have to take care of them.” He was killed by a car bomber outside the gates of his base. He died trying to save his soldiers and innocent civilians.

That is my son. Humayun was always dependable. If I was vacuuming the house and he was home, he would take the vacuum from my hand and clean the house. He volunteered to teach disabled children in the hospital how to swim. He said, “I love when they have a little bit of progress and their faces, they light up. At least they are that much happy.” He wanted to be a lawyer, like his father, to help people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ghazala-khan-donald-trump-criticized-my-silence-he-knows-nothing-about-true-sacrifice/2016/07/31/c46e52ec-571c-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

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Reply Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice.-Op Ed (Original post)
one_voice Jul 2016 OP
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2016 #2
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2016 #4
Yallow Jul 2016 #7
liberal N proud Jul 2016 #5
longship Jul 2016 #6
Scurrilous Jul 2016 #8

Response to one_voice (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:56 PM

1. powerful OP ed

many of the comments are abysmal, as usual, but there are comments there doing as should be done, and thanking Mrs. Khan for her son and his service.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:59 PM

2. Most of the comments are positive but there are a few...



Never read the comments section; you'll want to hide in a cave forever. Somebody said Trump is "the comments section made flesh." How true.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 01:01 PM

3. I was actually watching as a moderator

was DELETING the nasty comments. Glad they've gotten most of 'em.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 01:03 PM

4. Thank you.

Some people can be so vicious. It's one thing to disagree, but holy crap, there's some serious nastiness out there.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 01:58 PM

7. After Watching Fox And Listening To Rush

 

Of course they (Don The Con Supporters) are vicious bullies looking for their next victim.

When will Rush call her a sl....?

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 01:08 PM

5. Glad these people are not backing down from Trump

They are far bigger than he is.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 01:31 PM

6. View it again.

It is amongst the best of the 2016 DNC Convention. Certainly a memorable moment. The passion breaks through. The "I'll gladly lend you mine" line is the best of the convention.




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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 02:20 PM

8. K & R

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