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Khizr Khan  

Constitutional Rights Advocate; Attorney, KM Khan Law Office

Khizr Khan is a constitutional rights advocate, Muslim American patriot, and Gold Star parent. With Ghazala Khan, he is a parent of three, including the late US Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 in a suicide explosion in Iraq. Born in Pakistan, Khan attended Harvard Law School and has since practiced law, specializing in commercial civil litigation, electronic discovery, and health privacy law compliance. He became known for his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, when he held up his pocket US Constitution while rebuking then-Republican nominee Donald Trump for his proposed policies. Since then, Khan has spoken out nationally on religious liberty and minority rights.

Khizr Khan is the father of Humayun Khan, an Army captain who was killed in Iraq in 2004. The younger Khan is considered a war hero and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Prior to their DNC debut, Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala had been mentioned by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who called their son "the best of America" in a December 2015 speech in Minneapolis. The Khan family are American citizens, and also Muslim.

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