Who is Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen US soldier?
Khizr Khan is the father of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq, who spoke poignantly of the loss of his son and then used that platform to attack Donald Trump. On Sunday he tweeted further disparaging remarks about Melania.
Google shows this for his law practice:
His NYC address is here (but the phone number is in D.C.)
Khan, Khizr M. CFC
Law Offices of KM Khan
415 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
I was surprised that a N.Y. law office would list a D.C. telephone number, so I called it to check and was told by the man who answered that it was not Khizr Khan's law office. The man who answered would not tell me who it was.
So I did more digging and learned that that is also the phone number of a group called American Muslims Vote, which says its mission is:
To create an enlightened community by providing and developing Patriotic American Muslim leadership and
Encouraging American Muslims to participate in the democratic process at local, state and national level and vote on the election day.
I did some further research into who registered this domain name and when. Khizr Khan registered it on July 23, 2016.
He's looking increasingly like a plant to me – a Muslim Cindy Sheehan playing on people's sympathies to foster a Democratic Party political agenda. And of course, in that goal, he has the full-throated support of the American media.