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Politics Biden nominates Trump critic Khizr Khan to religious freedom commission

13:12  02 august  2021
13:12  02 august  2021 Source:   politico.com

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President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was appointing Khizr Khan , a Gold Star father who drew then-candidate Donald Trump 's ire when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom .

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President Joe Biden announced Friday plans to nominate Khizr Khan, who famously criticized Donald Trump for his disparaging remarks on Muslim-Americans during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to a post with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Sonia Sotomayor wearing a suit and tie: Khizr Khan, accompanied by his wife Ghazala, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. © J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Khizr Khan, accompanied by his wife Ghazala, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016.

Khan's son, Humayun Khan, was an Army captain killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq. Khizr Khan gave one of the most memorable speeches of the 2016 conventions, along with his wife, Ghazala, in which he questioned whether Trump, then the Republican presidential nominee, had ever read the Constitution. Khan pulled his own pocket-sized copy out of his suit jacket for emphasis — and said Trump had “sacrificed nothing and no one.”

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Khizr Khan , Trump critic and target of the former president's ire, was nominated for Commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom . The 71-year-old is father to late United States Army officer Humayun Khan , who was killed by a car bomb in 2004 in Iraq at the age of 27. Joe Biden has appointed the Muslim father of a Gold Star veteran whose son died while fighting in Iraq, and who was later mocked by Donald Trump , to a religious freedom post within his administration.

Joe Biden appointed angry, Trump -bashing Muslim father Khizr Khan to a religious freedom post recently. Khan is famous for smearing then candidate Donald Trump at the DNC convention in 2016. Trump critic and target of the former president’s mockery, Khizr Khan was officially nominated as the Commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom on Friday. The 71-year-old founder of the Constitution Literacy and National Unity Project is father to the late United States Army officer Humayun Khan , who was killed by a car bomb in 2004 in

After that, Trump frequently lashed out at the Khans, which they shrugged off as “proof of his ignorance and arrogance.” At one point Trump suggested that Ghazala Khan did not speak during the DNC because of her Muslim faith.

The episode became a messy one for the Trump campaign, including when then-spokeswoman Katrina Pierson blamed President Barack Obama — who was not in office at the time — for the serviceman’s death before reversing herself. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus even rebuked his party’s nominee and said the Khan family “should be off limits.”


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“It’s an unbelievable place to come from and that’s why I think that we just — we don't go there and I don't go there,” said Priebus, who later became Trump’s first chief of staff.

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  Biden unveils picks for key religious freedom roles WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced his picks for four key religious freedom roles, including Khzir Khan, the Muslim-American father of a slain U.S. soldier who became an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump throughout both of his campaigns. Khan was appointed to be a commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a body that investigates and monitors religious freedom issues across the globe and makes recommendations to the administration on how to address abuses.

President Joe Biden announced Friday plans to nominate Khizr Khan , who famously criticized Donald Trump for his disparaging remarks on Muslim-Americans during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to a post with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom . Khan ’s son, Humayun Khan , was an Army captain killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq. Khizr Khan gave one of the most memorable speeches of the 2016 conventions, along with his wife, Ghazala, in which he questioned whether Trump , then the Republican presidential nominee, had ever read the Constitution.

President Joe Biden announced Friday plans to nominate Khizr Khan , who famously criticized Donald Trump for his disparaging remarks on Muslim-Americans during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to a post with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom . Khan ’s son, Humayun Khan , was an Army captain killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq. Khizr Khan gave one of the most memorable speeches of the 2016 conventions, along with his wife, Ghazala, in which he questioned whether Trump , then the Republican presidential nominee, had ever read the Constitution.

After his speech, Khizr Khan was featured in campaign ads for Hillary Clinton and his family’s story became a regular feature in her stump speeches.

Khan, a Muslim immigrant who resides in Virginia and works as an attorney, also founded the Constitution Literacy and National Unity Project.

Biden also announced plans to nominate Rashad Hussain of the National Security Council to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom and Deborah Lipstadt as special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism.

Lipstadt is a prominent Holocaust historian and Jewish studies professor who teaches at Emory University, and the White House said Hussain would be the first Muslim to serve as the ambassador-at-large.

The president is also nominating New York City Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum to serve alongside Khan on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Kleinbaum previously served on the commission in 2020. Kleinbaum is the spouse of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

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