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Published: Tue, March 07, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan's 'Travel Privileges' Reportedly 'Under Review'


"This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel overseas", Khan said in the statement.

The father of a Muslim soldier killed during the Iraq war, who made waves after his impassioned speech at the Democratic National Convention past year, reportedly canceled travel plans to Canada where he was scheduled to give a speech on Tuesday about tolerance and unity.

"This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel overseas", Khan said in a statement released by Ramsay Talks, the organizer of the event in Toronto.

The website for Ramsay Talks was functioning intermittently on Monday afternoon, but the statement posted on Twitter, reportedly from Ramsay Talks, quotes Khan as saying, "This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel overseas. Guests will be given full refunds", the statement, which was also posted on Facebook, reads.

"Mr. Khan offered his honest apologies to all those who made plans to attend on March 7th", the statement read, according to CityNews.

"This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel overseas. I have not been given any reasons as to why". "I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future".

Khan immigrated to the US from Pakistan in 1980.

Khan became a household name last summer when he delivered a brutal takedown of Trump at the Democratic National Convention, asking what sacrifice Trump had ever made for the U.S. and wondering if Trump had "even read the U.S. Constitution".

"Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims", Khan said, according to ABC News.

His son, Humayun Khan, died in Iraq in 2004. "In this document, look for the words, look for the words, liberty and equal protection (under) law".

Per usual, rather than say nothing about the father of a Muslim war hero, Trump took to Twitter to complain about Khan's speech. "You have have sacrificed nothing, and no one", he concluded.

"It is the decision of each individual country to determine whether to admit any US citizen", the official said, declining to further comment due to privacy concerns. The group did not say who informed Khan, or what agency is conducting the assessment.

Khizr Khan, a Pakistani-American lawyer and Gold Star father, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. "It has made me appreciative of what we have in this country; the rights, the dignities, the Constitution, the legal system".

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