In featuring grieving Muslim parents, WaPo, DNC imply all resistance to jihad is bigotry
The Washington Post has been biased in its coverage of the Trump campaign, to say the least, and was banned from a Trump-Pence rally, after which a follow-up article declared: “that should scare the hell out of you”. Well, it sure angered the hell out of the Washington Post.
A follow-up attack took aim for Trump’s “jugular” and shoved the raw emotions of a grieving Muslim couple into its headlines — the same couple who took the stage at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, as Jihad Watch noted here.
The couple spoke of their son, Captain Humayun Khan of the US Army, who was stationed in Iraq and killed by jihadists 12 years ago in an attack explosion. Parents do not get over the death of their children, and the Washington Post in a feature report — with full video included, and a link to the Arlington Cemetery where the young captain died as a hero — elected this couple to do their dirty work in a low attempt to besmirch Trump, as seen in the article below.
Agreed with Humayun’s father, Khizr Khan, about his statement: “Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities”, and indeed, that must never be forgotten. But the Post and the DNC presented this in service of a truly ominous agenda.
The implication presented by the Washington Post and the DNC as they featured Khizr Khan and the story of his son is that Trump — and by extension all those who aim to protect the American public by targeting jihadists with zero tolerance — are not just opposed to jihad terror, but anti-Muslim, and only appreciative of contributions to America based on faith and ethnicity.
Shame on the Washington Post and the Democratic National Convention for fanning the flames of the us-versus-them mentality in the course of their attack on Trump, and preying on the grieving family of Captain Humayun Khan to fuel their agenda.
Donald Trump was speaking at an event in Iowa, complaining that America was not allowed to waterboard terrorists, when Khizr Khan and his wife walked up to the microphone at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
Khan’s son, Humayun, was a captain in the U.S. Army. When a vehicle packed with explosives approached his compound in Iraq in 2004, he instructed his men to seek cover as he ran toward it. The car exploded, killing Khan instantly. He was awarded the Bronze Star posthumously.
In 2005, The Washington Post interviewed Khizr Khan. “They did not call him Captain Khan,” he said of the men his son led. “They called him ‘our captain.’ ”
“We are honored to stand here as the parents of Captain Humayun Khan,” the elder Khan said at the Democratic convention, “and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.” He spoke of his son’s dreams of becoming a military lawyer and how Hillary Clinton had referred to his son as “the best of America.”
Then he focused his attention on Trump.
“If it was up to Donald Trump, [Humayun] never would have been in America,” Khan said. “Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.
“Donald Trump,” he said, “you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.” He pulled a copy of the Constitution from his pocket. “In this document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.’ ” Earlier this month, Trump promised congressional Republicans that he would defend “Article XII” of the Constitution, which doesn’t exist.
“Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery?” Khan asked. “Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities.
“You have sacrificed nothing. And no one.”…..