It hasn’t been said yet who is behind this nonsense, but Trump most likely had something to do with it.
Khizr Khan is a Muslim American Gold Star father who lost his son in Iraq in 2004. Khan is the Muslim American man who scolded Donald Trump during the Democratic National Convention last year.
Khan announced that he called off his participation in speaking at an event scheduled for Tuesday in Toronto due to receiving word that his travel rights are “under review.”
A senior producer for CTV National News, Rosa Hwang reported that Khan learned his rights to travel were under review on Sunday evening. From Khan’s account it is unclear who is responsible for putting him under review.
‘This turn of events is not just concerning to me, but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad. I have not been given any reason as to why.’
The organization that was scheduled to host Khan’s speech, Ramsay Talks has publicly confirmed the cancellation and announced that tickets to the speech would be refunded.
Cancelled – Tuesday, March 7 Khizr Kahn talk. Tickets will be refunded.
— RamsayTalks (@RamsayTalks) March 6, 2017
John Paul Trasker, a reporter for CBC Politics, also confirmed via social media that Khan cancelled his scheduled appearance for Tuesday due to the absurdity of his travel rights being reviewed.
"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 says
— John Paul Tasker (@JPTasker) March 6, 2017
There is no reason an American Citizen should have to deal with the nonsense of their travel rights being “reviewed.” President Trump most likely implemented this occurrence due to having been rebuked by Khan. At the DNC last year while honoring his late son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, Khan suggested:
‘If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.’
Khan is right though, with his son being born in the United Arab Emirates, Trump would have never allowed him to enter the United States.
It was also brought up by Khan that Trump does not positively represent our country or what the 44 men before him have worked so hard to make it.
‘It’s the values [of this country] that brought us here, not our religion. Trump’s position on these issues do not represent those values.’
The United States is a reputable place to the majority of the world. We are supposed to have choices, freedom, and diversity. Trump has already attempted to take away some of our freedoms, he is slowly decreasing our diversity, and he scolds others for their choices that he personally is not agreement with.
Featured image via GettyImages/ Brooks Kraft.