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Khizr Khan stumps for Clinton at mosque and Norfolk restaurant
by Patricia Sullivan
Khizr Khan, the slain soldier's father whose criticism of GOP nominee Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention became a turning point in the 2016 campaign, said Wednesday that he was motivated to speak out by questions he was hearing from Muslim American children.
After anti-Muslim statements by Trump, Khan said, "at gatherings, little children would ask — 'You are an attorney, are we going to be thrown out of the country?' "
"The courage [to speak out] wasn't ours," Khan told about 30 members and guests at a mosque in Norfolk, where he was campaigning on behalf of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "The courage was given to us."
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