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Slain Muslim Soldier’s Dad Asks GOP Leaders to Denounce Trump

Khizr Khan, father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, is calling on the Republican leaders of the Senate and House to retract their endorsements of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The naturalized immigrant and his wife, Ghazala, appeared on MSNBC’s “Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell” on Friday. Khan called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan “patriots” and “decent human beings,” according to NBC News. However, he then asked: “Isn’t it time to repudiate Trump?”

Khan argued that it is a “moral imperative” for the politicians to say “enough” to the billionaire businessman. “You are about to sink the ship of the patriot Republicans,” he said. “If your candidate wins and he governs the way he has campaigned, my country, this country, will have constitutional crises (like) never before.”

Khan continued: “There is so much at stake, and I appeal to both of these leaders. This is the time. There comes a time in the history of a nation (when) an ethical, moral stand has to be taken regardless of the political costs. The only reason they’re not repudiating his behavior, his threat to our democracy, our decency, our foundation, is just because of political consequences.”

Trump has called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration from certain parts of the world. He also advocates surveillance of U.S. mosques and the creation of a national database to monitor Muslims living in the country.

Source: NBC News
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