Ann Coulter on Khizr Khan: ‘We’re all going to be living under Sharia law if this guy has his way’
By Michael Walsh, August 22, 2016
Donald Trump may regret some of his recent public comments that have “caused personal pain.” But conservative commentator Ann Coulter, author of a new book boosting Donald Trump’s candidacy, is refusing to back down from her attacks on the father of a fallen Muslim American soldier. Indeed, Coulter accused the father of wanting Sharia to be enforced in the U.S.
She had taken issue with Khizr Khan’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last month when he waved his pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and implored the Republican presidential candidate to read it.
At the time, Coulter, a political provocateur, fired off a tweet criticizing the Gold Star father — who lost his son Humayun Khan in the Iraq War — as an “angry Muslim with a thick accent.”
Ann Coulter ✔ @AnnCoulterOn Monday, Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff asked Coulter if she regretted anything about the tweet, other than misspelling journalist Fareed Zakaria’s last name in a comparison to Khan.
You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.
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“Oh no! I love that tweet!” she replied.
Coulter said she sent that tweet while exercising on the elliptical machine and watching the “angry Muslim speak.”
“To have this angry Muslim standing with his hajjib-wearing wife — saying nothing — haranguing us, telling us lies about our Constitution,” she continued. “You know, what he should’ve been doing was waving Sharia law and telling Americans to read it instead of telling Trump to read the Constitution, because we’re all going to be living under Sharia law if this guy has his way.”
Despite Coulter’s claim, Khan previously told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “I do not stand for any Sharia law because there is no such thing.”
In a different tweet, Coulter was critical of Ghazala Khan for standing silently beside her husband while he spoke. The comment echoed Donald Trump’s own reaction to the speech — implying that a strict form of Islam kept her from speaking. At the time, Ghazala Khan responded to Trump by saying she was too overwhelmed with emotion over her son’s death to address the convention crowd.
Ann Coulter ✔ @AnnCoulterIsikoff asked if it was appropriate way to discuss a woman who lost her son fighting for the United States.
What about the MOTHER of an American hero? She stood submissively in a hijab by husband's side. https://twitter.com/1mkk/status/758837382808416257 …
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“This is the way to talk about someone haranguing us about an important public policy. If Democrats want to make that argument, send out someone I can’t attack,” she said.
Coulter accused Democrats of having a habit of using victims as “human shields” who are beyond criticism. She argued that Democratic politicians such as Tim Kaine or John Kerry should have been tapped to give the convention speech attacking Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
“What, are they going send out an orphan whose parents had just been murdered [sic] in a horrible auto accident to present their tax plan?” Coulter asked.