Khizr Khan Challenges Trump To Take Immigration Test

Donald Trump should be subjected to the same exam that those applying to become U.S. immigrants must pass, according to the father of a Muslim American soldier who died in the Iraq war.

“I challenge Trump to take the naturalization test with me any day,” said Khizr Khan, who won praise last month for his speech at the Democratic National Convention. He called the Republican presidential nominee’s anti-Muslim rhetoric “demagoguery and pandering for vote,” according to Breitbart News.

“A divider like Trump can never be the steward of this country,” Khan said Monday during an interview with The Huffington Post. He pointed out that the vast majority of Muslims “reject all violence” and “support better immigration policies.” He added: “We stand as a testament to assimilation and being part of patriotic America as anyone else.”

Khan was responding to Trump’s comment just hours earlier that “those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted for immigration into the country.” The candidate explained: “Only those who we expect to flourish in our country – and to embrace a tolerant American society – should be issued immigration visas.”

Trump called for an ideological test, as well as extreme vetting, of prospective immigrants. In an editorial, Breitbart supported the plan. “The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today,” the conservative news site declared. “We must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law.”

Source: Breitbart
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