Khan gained tons of Islamist Twitter followers and notoriety criticizing President Trump over the immigration ban.
Khan had previously claimed that he was blocked from the event, but he lied through his tooth.
Khan's son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 during the Iraq War. This became an opportune time for Khizr (his friends call him "Keester") to use his son's death to provide him with credibility and to denounce then-candidate Trump at the July meeting of the DNC where Khizr gave a speech where he held up a pocket Constitution.
The truth is, Khizr is an advocate of sharia law and views the Constitution as inconsequential, except when it suits his purposes.
After the election, RamsayTalks, a Toronto-based organization, scheduled a March 7th luncheon to discuss tolerance. Khan was to be the big star, but on March 6th the group announced his speech had been cancelled because Khan was "notified that his travel privileges are being reviewed."
Khan wrote in an attached statement: "This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad. I have not been given any reason as to why."
There were no details provided by Khan about who was blocking and reviewing his "travel privileges."
This alerted reporters and they became skeptical because Khan is a naturalized U.S. citizen and has not been charged with a crime, so there should be no legal difficulty for him to travel outside the country. Also, visas are not required for U.S. citizens entering Canada and the Canadian Foreign Ministry denied issuing a review of Khan's ability to travel there, the Washington Post reported.
Even Khan's native Pakistan is not affected by the proposed presidential order, although it should be along with Saudi Arabia. So the claim that his travel was being reviewed became quite suspect.
So Khan changed is story of what had really happened. He sent an email on March 17th to a Richmond, Va. radio station saying the decision not to travel to Canada was his own decision.
"I did not want to go through the hassle of uncertain rules and capricious implementations," he lied to WCVE's Hawes Spencer.
So rather than admitting to lying, he softened the lie with an anti-Trump reason.
It's a shame Khizr Khan isn't half the man his son was.
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