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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:17 AM

46. Trump in hot water over comments about Muslim father's convention speech

Trump in hot water over comments about Muslim father's convention speech

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has come under fire for comments about the mother of a Muslim US Army soldier killed in Iraq. Trump's remarks have drawn criticism from Hillary Clinton and leading Democrats.

Date 31.07.2016

Donald Trump stirred up more controversy on Saturday over comments about the mother of a decorated Muslim US Army captain killed in Iraq, defending himself against accusations from the soldier's father that he had never sacrificed anything.

Pakistani-American lawyer Khizr Khan gave a moving speech at the Democratic convention on Thursday that criticized Trump's anti-Muslim, anti-minority and anti-women comments. He was flanked by his wife Ghazala Khan, who wore a headscarf and chose not to speak.

Their son, Captain Humayun Khan, was killed by a bomb in Iraq in 2004, and was later honored with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

"If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me," Trump said, in an interview with ABC's "This Week." The comments were taken on social media to mean that as a female Muslim she wasn't allowed to speak.

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http://www.dw.com/en/trump-in-hot-water-over-comments-about-muslim-fathers-convention-speech/a-19439606

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