When Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen American Muslim soldier who died fighting for our country in Iraq, spoke at the DNC, one part of his speech stood out in particular. “Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution” he stated, before reaching into his pocket and pulling out a pocket Constitution.To be honest, I wonder the same about our current president…and most other politicians, for that matter.
But despite the fact Mr. Kahn appeared to passionately support the U.S. Constitution, he’s said some very disturbing things about it in the past.
As Breitbart reports,Notwithstanding his war-hero son’s genuinely patriotic example, Khizr M. Khan has published papers supporting the supremacy of Islamic law over “man-made” Western law — including the very Constitution he championed in his Democratic National Convention speech attacking GOP presidential nod Donald Trump.
In 1983, for example, Khan wrote a glowing review of a book compiled from a seminar held in Kuwait called “Human Rights In Islam” in which he singles out for praise the keynote address of fellow Pakistani Allah K. Brohi, a pro-jihad Islamic jurist who was one of the closest advisers to late Pakistani dictator Gen. Zia ul-Haq, the father of the Taliban movement.Khan speaks admiringly of Brohi’s interpretation of human rights, even though it included the right to kill and mutilate those who violate Islamic laws and even the right of men to “beat” wives who act “unseemly.”
Western society is built on individualism and secularism, concepts enshrined in the Constitution. But Brohi scoffs at them, arguing, “The individual has to be sacrificed. Collectivity has a special sanctity attached to it in Islam.”
Among the other practices Brohi supports range from stonings and floggings to beheadings.In his book review, Khan takes no issue with Brohi’s shocking interpretation of human rights. In fact, he claims Brohi “successfully” explains them and argues his points “convincingly.” (The review, which lists Khan as “director” of an Islamic center in Houston, was published in the Texas International Law Journal.)
“The keynote speech of Dr. A.K. Brohi, former Pakistani minister of legal and religious affairs, is a hallmark in this book,” Khan writes. “It successfully explains the Islamic concepts of ‘right’ and ‘just’ in comparison to their Christian and Judaic counterparts.”In context, Khan concurs that human rights can only be guaranteed through the establishment of Sharia’s moral and legal code.
It goes without saying that the American Constitution is completely incompatible with Sharia law.
On a positive note, a pocket constitution has become the number one best seller on Amazon.com’s United States History section, and is now ranked number five overall. I wonder how many liberals who purchased it realize it includes annotations from the late conservative author W. Cleon Skousen…
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]