Gold Star father Khizr Khan’s “freedom to travel abroad” is under review.
Khan, Harvard-trained lawyer, claims he doesn’t know why. Khan came to America empty-handed; his son died in action in Iraq and he spoke at the Democratic Convention last July. At that time he criticized then-president-elect Donald Trump by saying:
“Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims, he disrespects minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He wants to build walls and ban us from this country.”
Khan was scheduled to speak at a luncheon in Toronto on Tuesday to a packed house of $89-a-person Ramsay Luncheon on what American’s can do about the turn of events in Washington.
Now his traveling privileges are under review.
As a result, Khan will not be traveling to Toronto on March 7. There he was slated to speak about tolerance, understanding, unity and the rule of law.
“This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad,” Khan said in a statement. “I have not been given any reason as to why. I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future.”
It’s not clear what Ramsay Talks meant by “traveling privileges.”