Mother of Active-Duty-Soldier Destroys Khizr Khan in Open Letter-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
The Blue Star mother of an active-duty soldier penned a strong rebuke of Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who spoke at the Democratic National Convention.
No author is identified for this open letter, so it’s impossible to confirm that it was actually written by the mother of an active-duty soldier.
The open letter from a Blue Star mom to Khizr Khan first appeared at 100% Fed Up, a website that focuses on “exposing the lies of the left,” on August 1st.
The post appears under the headline, “Mother of Active Duty Soldier Destroys Hillary’s Anti-Trump Muslim Dad with this Viral Letter,” and begins with a brief introduction:
Only a military mom could write such a fantastic testimony and rebuke to the Muslim pawn used by Hillary’s campaign at the Dem Convention to trash Donald Trump. The Facebook letter below is so great and so powerful that it’s gone viral. We hope you will read and share because it’s time to support our military 100% in this war against terror!
The letter begins by extending sympathies for the loss of their son, U.S. Army Captain Hamuyan Khan, at the hands of a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004. Then, tone shifts dramatically:
That being said….while your son is a hero, you Sir, are NOT. My son has served three tours of combat in the countries you and your family came from. Iraq and Afghanistan were his introduction to adulthood and service to something bigger than our individual selves. He was blown up by an IED set by your countrymen. His Purple Heart is a testament to his love of America and our freedoms. I have suffered through his multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan….never knowing from moment to moment if he would return home in a flag draped coffin.
The letter’s author goes on to say that she would never use her son’s death “as a pawn piece” to support Hillary Clinton:
The same woman that says vile things to her military details there to protect her. You, Sir, are supposed to be a witness to your son’s bravery and sacrifice. Instead you stood on a stage and promoted the woman that upholds the very people that killed your son. You became a political PAWN that promotes pandering to our enemy. You desecrated your son’s memory by your words.
The letter then takes issue with Khan’s challenge for Donald Trump to read the constitution, noting that Khan’s wife “stood with her head covered, never uttering a word about her loss … as would any good Sharia wife and mother.”
It should be noted, however, that Ghazala Khan has denied claims that she wasn’t allowed to speak because of her Muslim beliefs in an op-ed published in the Washington Post. She wrote:
I cannot walk into a room with pictures of Humayun. For all these years, I haven’t been able to clean the closet where his things are — I had to ask my daughter-in-law to do it. Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself. What mother could? Donald Trump has children whom he loves. Does he really need to wonder why I did not speak?
In the end, it’s impossible for us to confirm who wrote this open letter to Khizr Khan because no author is provided, and we weren’t able to locate the original Facebook post that 100% Fed Up took the open letter from. We’ll update the story if more information becomes available.