Khazir Khan’s DNC speech may have gotten positive attention from the liberal media, but he hasn’t from the armed forces.
US Navy Officer & Marine Chris Mark has gotten notoriety for his open letters to various American politicians. While a Republican, he isn’t afraid to call out other Republicans when necessary. When Sarah Palin blamed her son’s arrest for domestic violence, she blamed the episode on PTSD. Mark, who actually used to suffer from PTSD, blasted Palin’s statements as a political ploy to try to excuse him of his misdeeds.
After the DNC, he turned his attention to Khan, penning an epic open letter to him that you can read here.
He wasn’t the only one. A blue star mom also replied to Khan in an open letter worth sharing.
While many have condemned Trump for merely suggesting that the Clinton campaign machine had a hand in preparing Khan’s speech, a Blue Star mother (whose name I’m withholding to protect her from trolls), whose son is currently serving in the military after being awarded a Purple Heart, condemned someone else entirely – Mr. Khan over his outrageous remarks. Her comments came in response to a post I made on my Facebook page, and she absolutely hit it out of the park.
Check it out:
Here’s her post copied from Facebook:
To the Muslim Gold Star father that spoke at the DNC…..I have some thoughts on your comments. I am a Blue Star mother. My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. No family should have to endure such a loss. That being said….while your son is a hero, you Sir, are NOT.
My son has served three tours of combat in the countries you and your family came from. Iraq and Afghanistan were his introduction to adulthood and service to something bigger than our individual selves. He was blown up by an IED set by your countrymen. His Purple Heart is a testament to his love of America and our freedoms.
I have suffered through his multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan….never knowing from moment to moment if he would return home in a flag draped coffin. It is torture when a mother wakes up to this day after day and sees the atrocities happening over there on the news and being helpless to change a thing.
My comments to you will probably offend you. I do not apologize. These things need to be said. Unlike you, I could NEVER use my son’s death as a pawn piece in support of a woman that left “America’s treasure” (Hillary’s words) to die unaided in Benghazi. The same woman that says vile things to her military details there to protect her.
You, Sir, are supposed to be a witness to your son’s bravery and sacrifice. Instead you stood on a stage and promoted the woman that upholds the very people that killed your son.
You became a political PAWN that promotes pandering to our enemy. You desecrated your son’s memory by your words. You did not utter one word of outrage at anyone but Donald Trump.
Are you forgetting that Trump did not kill your son. He had nothing whatsoever to do with these wars. His memory should mean more to you than five minutes of fame on the stage of the party that voted to send your son to war. The same party that for eight years has denied and cheated our veterans out of their deserved medical care. Who for the last three years has cut our veterans pay.
Of note…your wife stood SILENT. She stood with her head covered, never uttering a word about her loss. She submitted to you being her voice in front of the country. She abdicated her free voice to you…..as would any good Sharia wife and mother. Let me say, this was not lost on the other American military moms….myself included.
Had it been my son being “used” as a political PROP, no one could have silenced me. I would be voicing my grief, my pride, my love of him to the world. A man cannot speak to a mother’s loss. No man knows her heart at the loss of a child. She did her heroic son a disservice by her silence. She should have uncovered her head and her heart to be the American mother you claim.
And last if all….you dared to flash your pocket Constitution and ask if Trump has read it. I dare to ask you, Sir….HAVE YOU READ IT? If you say yes, then I dare ask you HOW you could represent that party? HOW can you support this woman? How can you affiliate your family with a party and candidate that cannot even call the radicals that killed your son what they are? How can you support a current administration that diminishes your son’s death by denying he had an enemy?
And if you have read our Constitution, how could you cover your soulmate in colorful submissive sheets and have the audacity to speak FOR her? Your son died for that Constitution you so carelessly waved around on national TV in support of the very party that exists to destroy it.
As a soldier’s mother….NO ONE could ever speak for me. I find your outrage artificial. I find your party affiliation offensive. I find your wife’s silence atrocious and offensive. I find YOU a political FOOL. I find your son to have been your greatest accomplishment, and you, Sir, have dishonored him.
I hope you memorize that pocket Constitution so you will understand what it means to be a REAL American and hero. You are not one. You were USED. Your son WOULD NOT be proud of you. My only hope is that when MY son goes a fourth time to combat radical Islamic terrorist’s, (and he WILL) he will know that his mother never stood submissively SILENT about an American hero. Yes, your son was a hero that could not be manipulated but, you, Sir, are a weak minded FOOL.
I would love to hear your thoughts this morning about the 1500 American soldiers on the air base in Turkey being held as basic hostages as I type. Not a word from this president or party you adore…or the media that so thoroughly manipulated and used you and your wife. So…what say you Sir??? What will you say to a Blue and Gold Star family if these heroes die? In my opinion, you will say NOTHING.
Think the media will report on responses like this?
Of course not – they don’t cater to the narrative. Eighteen Muslim Americans may have died fighting for our country in the Iraq war, which is to be commended, but that’s about 200 less than the number of Muslim Americans who’ve left to fight for ISIS.