Ann Coulter Mocks Muslim Father Of Slain War Hero Because Of Course

Ann Coulter Mocks Muslim Father Of Slain War Hero Because Of Course

While Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention was definitely focused on the historic moment of the first woman accepting the nomination for president from a major party, the night offered a number of other highlights. One of them was the speech from Khizr Khan, father of Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 during the Iraq War.

Khan, who is Muslim, used his seven-plus minutes to talk about his son and point out that if it were up to Donald Trump, Humayun would have never served his country, because he never would have been allowed in this country. Mr. Khan, flanked by his wife, then delivered an absolutely devastating takedown of Trump:

“Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law’…Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing. And no one.”

Goddamn is that good. In fact, everyone should watch the entire speech it in it’s entirety. Below is video, courtesy of the DNC:

 

 

Now, you’d think this would be one of those things that conservatives and even Mr. Trump would just brush aside and not mention. Y’know, pretend it didn’t exist. Seriously, a father of a slain Muslim war hero highlighting Trump’s own lack of service and ignorance of the Constitution. Best just to let that slide, right?

WRONG. At least for one very loyal Trumpkin. Likely sipping back one too many Chardonnays, conservative provocateur Ann Coulter took to her Twitter to mock Khizr Khan for his thick accent, comparing him to Fareed Zakaria (who she mocked earlier this month).

 

 

Good job spelling Zakaria’s name wrong. However, I think Ann would take that as a compliment, considering his name isn’t very Anglo.

Well, as you’d imagine, Ann took a beating on Twitter after that remark.

 

Beyond the fact that Coulter likely did this just to get a reaction, hoping to ‘trigger’ some libs, we really have gone through the looking glass, haven’t we? We now have conservatives ridiculing the families of dead soldiers while they rally around a guy who got five deferments to avoid service during the Vietnam War. Democrats highlight both their optimism and concern for national security while Republicans are fine with their standard-bearer playing footsie with Putin and Russia.

Strange days. Strange days indeed.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.