Khizr Khan calls President Trump 'illiterate, uneducated' at Indy event

Indianapolis Star | 9/12/2017 | Fatima Hussein
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Khizr Khan warned against Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric at the Democratic National Convention, questioning if the Republican presidential nominee has ever even read the Constitution of the United States.

The Gold Star father who came to Indianapolis to speak about civil discourse ripped into President Donald Trump, calling him "illiterate and uneducated" on Saturday evening.

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In reference to Trump's rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, , Khizr Khan's criticism came after a community conversation, "Talking Through Unity and Civility with Khizr Khan," on Saturday evening at St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

John Krull, host of "No Limits" on WFYI-FM (90.1), moderated the discussion.

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Khan is the Gold Star father who challenged Trump to rethink his stance on Muslims' and religious minorities' place in society during the 2016 presidential election.

Khan's son was killed in 2004 while serving as a U.S. Army captain in Iraq. Khan came to public attention when he blasted Trump's stance against immigrants and Muslims in a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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The church was filled with more than 1,000 people who came to hear Khan talk about the the need for people to speak truth to power.

To Khan, this includes speaking up, even if it makes you uncomfortable.

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"Democracy is nothing with the tyranny of the majority," Khan said. "What stops tyranny is the rule of law."

The conversation between Khan and Krull ranged in topics, from Kahn's beginnings in America from the Punjab province in Pakistan to his love for constitutional law.

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The night became emotional when Khan explained why he continues to travel the country to speak with crowds, despite spending his life's savings to do so.

"My son offered his life to defend American values," his voice shaking. "I would be betraying his oath ... if I did not continue to speak."


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