A tale of two parents

We’re seeing all kinds of sympathetic and heartelt coverage of the parents of a Muslim GI who blasted Donald Trump: usa-election_5

[…] The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?

To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, saying that if it was up to Trump, his son never would have been American or served in the military.

Khan said that Hillary Clinton, by contrast, “called my son the best of America.”

The address was the latest effort by Democrats to highlight their diversity and criticize Trump’s most contentious plans. Beyond his proposed wall across Mexico, the billionaire businessman has threatened to ban Muslims from entering the United States if he becomes president.

Capt. Humayun Khan died in 2004 when a car loaded with explosives blew up at his compound. He was 27.

Honoring his son, Khizr Khan pulled a copy of the Constitution out of his suit pocket and offered to lend it to Trump.

“Look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law,’” he said standing next to his wife, waving the paperback document vigorously.download (7)

“Have you ever been to Arlington cemetery?” he then asked. “Go look at the graves of brave Americans who died defending United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing.”[…]

O-kay.  I wonder how this parent would have felt if his son had been where Patricia Smith’s son HAD BEEN in 2012: 

[…] My son Sean was one of four brave Americans killed during the 2012 terrorist attack at Benghazi.

Sean was a wonderful son and father to my two amazing grandchildren, Samantha and Nathan, now 10 and 11.

He was proud to serve his country with the United States Foreign Service. The last time I talked to Sean, the night before the terrorist attack, he told me, “Mom, I am going to die.”

All security had been pulled from the embassy, he explained. And when he asked why, he never received a response.

Nobody listened. Nobody seemed to care.

The very next day, he was murdered by radical Islamic terrorists.

To this day, I don’t even know why a computer guy like Sean was sent to Benghazi.download

That night, we lost sons, brothers, fathers, and husbands.

We lost four brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country they chose to serve.

And, the American people lost the truth.

For all of this loss, for all of this grief, for all of the cynicism the tragedy in Benghazi has wrought upon America, I blame Hillary Clinton.

I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son.

In an email to her daughter shortly after the attack, Hillary Clinton blamed it on terrorism.

But when I saw Hillary Clinton at Sean’s coffin ceremony, just days later, she looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible.

Since then, I have repeatedly asked Hillary Clinton to explain to me the real reason why my son is dead.

I’m still waiting.

Whenever I called the State Department, no one would speak to me because they say I am “not a member of the immediate family.”Benghazi2

Sean is my son.

Hillary Clinton is a woman, a mother and a grandmother of two. I am a woman, a mother and a grandmother of two.

How could she do this to me? How could she do this to any American family? Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not.

He is blunt, direct, and strong.

He speaks his mind, and his heart.

And, when it comes to the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism, he will not hesitate to kill the terrorists who threaten American lives.

He will make America stronger, not weaker. This entire campaign comes down to a single question.

If Hillary Clinton … can’t give us the truth … why should we give her the presidency.[…]

A protester reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States September 11, 2012. An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday. Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Both sides in this campaign deserve a slap on the hand for daring to use grieving parents as props for the driveby cameras.  Beyond that, the two cases do raise interesting questions.

Do the Democrats really want to run on the suggestion that terrorism and Islam have nothing to do with each other?  Really?  Do they really want to suggest that what happened in Nice, Orlando, Paris, New York, DC, London, Boston, Germany., and that Catholic church in Normandy are just random incidents of violence?  *Never mind all the Hillary-Clinton-hereicomeguys in the vicinity named Mohamed and the occasional screams of ”Allah Akbar.”*  

I don’t see Presbyterians or Catholics running around bombing, decapitating or immolating innocent people. Outside of the kooks at Westboro Baptist Church, I don’t think you’ll find anybody preaching from the pulpit of a Christian church to “kill the infidels in the name of the true God.” 

I say let’s have that debate.  But do it between Hillary and Trump.  And make that shrew have to answer for her role in leaving those people in Benghazi to die, and her and her party’s efforts in the Senate to sabotage the war on terror.  Let’s also talk about her and her partner-in-grifting’s roles in the so-called Clinton Foundation — lining their pockets with public and private funds meant to help the poor around the world.

The Trump message is NOTHING akin to the Nazi anti-Jew efforts of the 30s and 40s.  (Or the current Muslim harassment of Christians throughout the Middle East.)  It’s about hitting pause before our immigration mess blows up into a full-blown nightmare like what Europe is seeing NOW.

57 thoughts on “A tale of two parents

  1. After seven years and $8 million, Republicans, in their own report still could not pin the Benghazi tragedy on Sec. Clinton.

    1. Maybe that is what is coming with the next Wikileak. Evidently one of he next leaks has the Assange guy saying Hitlary will be in jail. But that is questionable as Barry would not let that happen no matter what. She could take an SUV and run over his kids and he would probably put the radical progressive agenda ahead of justice.

    2. The report clearly showed gross incompetence of Hillary that led to the deaths in Benghazi. It also showed that Hillary brazenly lied about the circumstances of the attack, which protected Obama politically.

  2. No sympathy. Muslims are America’s enemies and have been since before Presley O’Bannon and his Marines stormed ashore at Derna. And now these enemies are aided and abetted by the DNC.

    1. Muslim’s are fighting ISIS for America in many countries and many Muslim’s are fighting AS Americans.
      Your blanket statement would therefore extend to all Germans, all Italians, all Japanese, and even all Englishmen are America’s enemies.

      1. Not my statement. I refer you instead to no less an authority than the Bey of Tunis whom through his ambassador, informed Thomas Jefferson that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

        The Romans erred in allowing Germans to serve in the Legions and we shouldn’t allow barbarians in our Armed Services either.

          1. documentation? Who has hijacked Christianity since reformation? Especially on the extent that has happened with Islam. Are the majority of Christian churches preaching jihad and that infidels need to be killed or enslaved? Sure you get a few wacky churches, but they are not the norm….unlike Islam. The only hijackers of Islam….are the majority of Muslims.

          2. Ah, Hitler.
            see Mein Kampf

            He wrote; “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord..”

          3. So where did the Church preach that Hitler was God/Jesus? Did say, the Pope help out he Nazi’s? No. Hitler was not sanctioned by the church and had no control over the Catholic or Protestant Church.

            Kudos for the usual progressive move of shouting Hitler though. You guys try do disown him and to a lesser extent Stalin. I guess it is guilt for the support.

    2. One has only to look at the violence and sexual assaults that have been a massive plague in Europe since they let the swarms of Muslim migrants in. We do not need a repeat of that in the US. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was spot on when he compared the Muslim migrants to the barbarians which overran and destroyed the Roman Empite and warned that Europe was in danger of the same fate.

  3. Hillary’s people have successfully translated “a temporary ban on all Muslims until we figure out what is going on” into a permanent ban of any Muslim immigrants, Ryan, McConnell, McCain et all have found it easier to go along with the redefinition than to stand up to the HRC media control. WBBJr

    1. Well it is easier to go with the narrative rather than combat the biased media with an actual fact. Radical progressives do not respond to facts you know. They prefer bulls#!* on a biscuit as Agent Pierce says.

    2. Hillary has proposed bringing in a million Muslim ”refugees” in her first term. That is about the same number as are now plaguing Germany. Bringing them in as ”refugees” is worse than bringing them as ”immigrants”. An immigrant has to have an affidavit of support which makes them ineligible for most welfare, other than a handful of very temporary programs. A refugee does not and is immediately eligible for all welfare. Most of them sign up and never get off of it. They are a massive burden on taxpayers. It is not just Muslim migrants. Obama is now flying in people from Central America as ”refugees” instead of just letting them sneak in as illegal aliens.

      The refugee treaty was probably a good idea under the circumstances of its time, but it is being massively abused today and needs to be either severely modified or totally abrogated.

      European agencies have determined that the majority of the Muslim migrants pouring in are not genuine refugees at all but are economic migrants. Many lie about their age to qualify for better benefits as ”unaccompanied minors”. Norway started doing dental development examinations to determine the real age of those who claimed to be minors and found that 90% (ninety percent) of them were actually young adults lying about their age. They also lie about where they come from in order to have a better chance of being allowed to stay, and claiming to be from Syria is the best shot for them. Turkey and Leganon are awash in counterfeit Syrian passports for this purpose. The Muslim terrorist who recently attacked passengers on a German train with an ax is a good example. He claimed to be a 17 year old Afghan, but it is now reported that he looked older than that. He spoke a dialect that is not spoken in Afghanistan but is common in part of Pakistan. There were no identity documents discovered in his room (along with his homemade ISIS flag) but there was an instruction guide printed in a Pakistani language on how to pose as an Afghan to have a better chance of being accepted as a refugee.

      We need to stop this refugee program and have any prospective immigrant go through the full immigration process, with massively beefed up vetting if they come from a country with terrorist activity.

    1. All Muslims have ties to at least one terrorist group. Maybe not direct members, but if they give time or money to their local mosque then they are supporting the terror groups. Mosques are main conduit for terror abroad and supporting terror here.

      1. All Muslims have ties to at least one terrorist group.

        What a horrifying thing to say. That’s like saying all Catholics are supporting the rape of children.

        1. Yes, the truth is horrifying sometimes and needs to be said. But follow the money. A huge majority of support comes from the Saudi’s…who support terrorism. Iran, Iraq, et al also send huge amounts of money and train the extremists who populate the clergy there.

    2. And reportedly, not verified, Mr. Khan has ties to Muslim Brotherhood

      Crazy. That story originated on a blog run by a guy who calls himself a “Proud Fascist”

      Team Trump Got Its Smears About Khizr Khan From This ‘Proud Fascist’
      thebea.st/2aEwT1c

      But hey, just because it’s a lie, don’t let that stop you from helping Trump smear a Gold Star Family.

  4. “I don’t see Presbyterians or Catholics running around bombing, decapitating or immolating innocent people.”

    Tell that to the thousands killed in Northern Ireland, in our lifetime.

    1. That is ethnic as much as religious. The Catholics in Northern Ireland are descendants of the original inhabitants, and the Protestants are descendants of people brought over much more recently from Scotland to help solidify British rule over Ireland. The US descendants of the latter group are often called ”Scotch Irish”. The biggest issue is not really religion. It is whether to remain part of the UK or to join the rest of Ireland. Before that, the division was about whether Ireland itself should be independent or should be part of the UK. It was never ever about religion per se.

        1. The American press has used terminology that painted it that way. The British press, which is much closer to home for Northern Ireland and thus tends to know a lot more about it, usually uses the term ”republicans” for what the US press calls the Catholics, because they support Northern Ireland becoming part of the Irish republic, while using the term ”loyalists” for what our press calls the Protestants, because they are loyal to the crown.

          The American press had to come up with different terms because using the term ”republicans” even with a small R would have been much too confusing to their American readers.

    2. The difference is that they are not doing the bidding of their religion. Just because someone is a follower of a religion and bombs someone does not mean they are a radical religious fanatic. That could even be applicable to an Islamist who kills someone for another reason and say does not shout Allah Akbar before committing the crime.

      The sad truth is that Islamic terrorists do their deeds because their religion tells them to and they readily and repeatedly admit to doing so because of their religion/cult.

  5. The VFW is slamming Trump.

    VFW Supports Gold Star Families
    To ridicule a Gold Star Mother is out-of-bounds

    August 01, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has a history of lashing out after being attacked, but to ridicule a Gold Star Mother is out-of-bounds, said the new national commander of the near 1.7 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary.

    “Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression,” said Brian Duffy, of Louisville, Ky., who was elected July 27 to lead the nation’s oldest and largest major war veterans organization.

    “There are certain sacrosanct subjects that no amount of wordsmithing can repair once crossed,” he said. “Giving one’s life to nation is the greatest sacrifice, followed closely by all Gold Star families, who have a right to make their voices heard.”

    bit.ly/2auhzTh

    1. ‘Course, they’re none too pleased with Trump for a while now. He made fun of John McCain for getting captured in Vietnam, while he was back in the states being a frikkin draft-dodger.

      Donald Trump’s Draft Deferments: Four for College, One for Bad Feet
      nyti.ms/2aLgz1m

      1. They will probably get over it what with how Hitlary hangs the military out to dry whenever possible.

        1. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America not too happy with Trumpism, either.

          IAVA Stands with Six National Groups in Support of Gold Star Families
          bit.ly/2aHk6g9

          “In 2004, United States Army Captain Humayan Khan was killed by a suicide bomber when he rushed forward to protect his soldiers and nearby civilians. As with so many families across the United States, the loss and sacrifice of the Khan family has earned them the right to ask hard questions of all those seeking elected office, whether at the local, state or national level.”

          But please, do keep attacking grieving military families simply out of bigotry. And make sure you say “Vote Trump” every time you do.

          Hey, here’s a new slogan – I wonder if Trump will run with it?

          Trump: “Smart Enough To Lie My Way Out Of Serving In The Military, Losers!”

          1. Again, they will probably get over it what with Hitlary’s history of literally hanging the military out to dry.

      1. Yeah… How is this not one of the most disgusting things to ever happen in a Presidential race? Showing off someone else’s Purple Heart, when he himself dodged the draft to avoid going to Vietnam?

        “The Republican presidential candidate showed the Purple Heart to a crowd of supporters at a campaign event in Virginia on Tuesday.

        “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart,” Trump said. “This was much easier.”

        You people are losing your souls over this. God help you.

        1. Key word, losing……not lost as in a Hitlary supporter. Nothing Donald can do will surpass the evil that is within that woman.

  6. A Polish terrorism expert has just called western Europe ”practically dead” due to ”political correctness”, Merkel’s open borders policies, and Germany’s weak response on fighting terrorism.

    http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Blog-3931.112112-11198.112112-Polish-terror-expeert-says-Western-Europe-is-practically-dead.html

    The Brits have had to deal with the Muslim migrant freeloaders longer than we have, and this music video satire ”Brand New Leather Jacket” is spot on:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq_lhlIn1e0

  7. Lest we forget, this thread started with the grieving Father. It appears his anger at Trump was because the better background checks would slow down his legal business of bringing in Muslim immigrants. Just saying.

  8. Trump spokeswoman blames Obama and Clinton for Capt. Khan’s death, despite the fact that he died in 2004, & Obama didn’t become President until 2009.

    How shameless do you have to be to shovel that level of horses***?

    A Donald Trump spokeswoman Tuesday night opened a new front in the GOP nominee’s campaign of insults against the parents of a Muslim-American war hero, this time blaming President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the soldier’s death.

    “It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagement that probably cost his life,” Trump national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, referring to Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan.

    Khan was killed in 2004 in Iraq, protecting fellow soldiers from a car bomb. You might recall that Obama did not take office until 2009.”
    huff.to/2agYNCt

      1. Wrong. Trump’s spokesperson is claiming that the “rules of engagement” were changed under Obama in 2004, thereby leading to Khan’s death. He didn’t become President until 2009.

        As if it matters, Obama didn’t even become a Senator (much less President) until 2005, long after Khan’s death.

      2. Yeah, between Hitlary’s Senate years and her time in the WH, she has sent a lot of people to their death. And that is just counting the military. When you count her “associates” who meet mysterious and untimely deaths then you can populate a small to medium size town.

  9. Clinton had a huge hand in the situation where we virtually ignored Al Quaeda and their ilk, just randomly sending cruise missiles to hit aspirin factories. The 1990’s began the period of being subservient to Islamic Radicalism. If Clinton had handled the situation correctly back then we might not have had to go to war in the first place. And you know who supposedly was a prime mover and shaker back then becoming “qualified” to be president…..yes Hitlary.

  10. Which is worse? That Trump sent someone out to deal with a crisis & told her to make up some ridiculous lie to the American public, or that they’re so incompetent that they don’t even know when Obama became President?

    I don’t like Hillary, but I’m gonna have to vote ‘Clinton’ for the first time in my life…

    1. I am not sure I follow. I am sure Trump knows when Obama became president. He references the 7 1/2 years frequently.

      Hitlary was behind the situation that sent the guy to his death, so that is worse. Don’t even get started with this “incompetent” line. We have had the most incompetent person ever in the WH for going on 8 years 2009-present so anything is a step up other than Hitlary.

      If you want to vote for Satan, then there is no complaining about the fires you get.

  11. So you want Hillary to bring those million Muslim migrants to the US and put them on welfare as ”refugees”? I’ll that Khan man would make a mint out of that.

    1. And don’t forget to send them to mosques. That way they get radicalized and attack targets in the US….while taking our welfare benefits.

    2. Where did she say she would do that? I must have missed it.

      Oh, and yes please continue to slander that father of the slain American soldier. Don’t forget the ‘Vote Trump the Draft Dodger!’ at the end.

      Did you see that even Sarah Palin’s son-in-law, the Medal of Honor winner, is going after Trump?

      Medal of Honor Recipient Blasts Trump With a Truth Bomb
      On redstate: bit.ly/2aNLSYc

  12. This morning, the Trump campaign continued to try to blame Capt. Khan’s death on Obama and Clinton, despite the fact it was in a war started by George W. Bush, and happened 5 years before Obama took office. They must think you all are pretty stupid.

    “Manafort then attempted to recast the debate, claiming the “main issue” wasn’t Trump’s campaign, but rather the “suffering” of the Khans due to the “war in the Middle East, the destabilization and the policies of Obama and Clinton that caused them.”
    huff.to/2aFQE72

  13. No , the point is the Magical Obama Apology Tour and Weakness display greatly destabilizes the area beyond our wildest dreams. This makes the fact the Kahn dude died a vain effort. Basically Barry and Hitlary have figuratively spit on his grave during their regime.

    Oh, and Kahn must be one of the prime movers and shakers around the Muslim immigration. Guess he stood to gain quite a bit from the 600,000- 1,000,000+ immigrants they want to infiltrate the US with.

      1. ??? what does Bush have to do with anything? I know radical progressives think he is to balme for everything that has happened since the 1940’s, but you gotta let it go. Everything going wrong is BHO’s now.

        1. what does Bush have to do with anything?

          I never use all caps, but here goes:

          HE STARTED AND RAN THE FRIKKIN WAR THAT KHAN WAS KILLED IN!!

          I understand that you all hate Obama with the heat of a thousand suns, but holding him responsible for something that the previous President did, 5 years before he was even elected, is simply insane.

  14. How many lies from this guy (on issues of national security, no less) will you swallow before you realize he’s a danger?

    U.S. Officials Literally Laughing at Donald Trump’s ‘Top Secret’ Iran Video Claim
    The Donald swore he had access to classified information. The folks with access to no-s*** secrets say that’s a lie.

    U.S. national security officials are literally laughing at Donald Trump’s claim that he watched a “top secret” Iranian military-produced video showing its government scurrying to grab pallets filled with hundreds of millions of dollars.

    “It didn’t happen,” one U.S. official said. “That was not part of any briefing.”

    Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks admitted to The Washington Post that footage Trump was referring to was not, in fact, top secret. It was b-roll from a Fox News segment.

    1. He still has a loooooooong way to catch up with Hitlary though. Compared to her he looks like the most honest person in line for the presidency since George Washington.

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