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"His sacrifice should be honoured": Clinton slams Trump comments on Muslim soldiers' parents

09:53 AM | 1 Aug, 2016
WASHINGTON - United States' Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been under continuous fire since he questioned the Muslim parents of US Army Captain Humayun Khan, who were both at the center of last week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

In an interview with ABC News, Trump questioned why Ghazala Khan, the mother of Humayun, stood silently by her husband Khizr while he spoke at the Democratic event, suggesting that the mother could have been forbidden to speak.

Reacting to Trump's statement, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that he was insulting the parents of the Muslim soldier killed in Iraq while fighting for the United States.

"His sacrifice should be honoured and it's just not how I was raised or taught in my church," she said.

"I don't begrudge anyone of any other faith or of no faith at all, but I do tremble before those who would scapegoat other Americans, who would insult people because of their religion, their ethnicity, their disability," she added.

Republican lawmaker Paul Ryan also condemned Trump's statement.

"Many Muslim Americans have served valiantly in our military and made the ultimate sacrifice. Captain Khan was one such brave example," Ryan said in a statement issued to media.

"His sacrifice - and that of Khizr and Ghazala Khan - should always be honored. Period," he said.

On the other hand, Republican Vice Presidential hopeful, Mike Pence also contradicted Trump's stance: "I believe that Captain Humayun Khan is an American hero and he should be cherished by every American."

On Sunday, Ghazala Khan also penned an opinion piece in the Washington Post, saying that her husband had asked her in advance if she wanted to speak at the convention or not. "I would have been unable to speak because of my pain over the death of my son," she went on to say.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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