Ann Coulter definitely deserved the backlash.
The father of an American soldier killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 spoke at the DNC Convention in support of Hillary Clinton on Thursday night and all Ann Coulter focused on is that he is a Muslim.
Khizr Khan spoke as a proud American during his touching speech, talking about how his son sacrificed his life for his brothers-in-arms. Captain Humayun Khan was killed in 2004 when he approached a vehicle that exploded, but not before ordering the men under his command to take cover, thus saving all of their lives.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his heroic actions and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery and his headstone is adorned with the Islamic crescent and star indicating Khan’s religious beliefs.
Khan slammed Trump for not knowing what it means to sacrifice for this country. Indeed, Trump had a chance during the Vietnam War and he dodged the draft.
But Khazir Khan also spoke out against Donald Trump’s hate and his bigotry toward Muslims, which he has done before. Khan challenged Trump to actually read the Constitution, dramatically pulling out his own pocket copy and offering it to the Republican nominee so that he can see that it guarantees freedom of religion for everyone, including Muslims.
But Ann Coulter saw Khan only through her racist lens and posted hateful words about Khan on Twitter.
You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 29, 2016
As you can see, Coulter had a problem with Khan’s accent and his anger.
Khan is an immigrant who brought his family to America from the United Arab Emirates, a nation with whom we have been allies for over 40 years.
So it is understandable that Khan still carries an accent from his native land just as Coulter’s immigrant ancestors had after arriving in America from Ireland and Germany.
It is also understandable that Khan is angry. After all, he lost his son in a war that never should have happened in the first place. Any parent would harbour anger from losing a child, no matter the circumstances.
Coulter’s tweet, however, completely backfired as Twitter users were quick to slam her hatred.
@AnnCoulter You’re embarrassing.
— Payman Benz (@PaymanBenz) July 29, 2016
— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) July 29, 2016
@AnnCoulter the father of an American hero
— Mary Kate Killilea (@1mkk) July 29, 2016
— Edward Menicheschi (@EMenicheschi) July 29, 2016
.@AnnCoulter Were you not hugged enough as a child?
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) July 29, 2016
— Samuel Sunderaraj (@V_samuelSun) July 29, 2016
— BumTrumpet (@TrumpettyTrump) July 29, 2016
Even conservatives were ashamed of Coulter’s attack. Here’s what Redstate founder Erick Erickson and former Reagan speechwriter John Podhoretz posted:
What a terrible thing to say about a man whose son died for this country. https://t.co/h9Zp4x3j6v
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 29, 2016
I’m ashamed ever to have known you. https://t.co/AkddX4uNa0
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 29, 2016
Ann Coulter should be ashamed of herself.
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