Biden Nominated Khizr Khan, Famous For His DNC Speech, To The Religious Freedom Commission

Seth Wenig / AP Khizr KhanOn Friday, President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Khizr Kahn, the Gold Star father who has been widely criticized by Donald Trump, to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan said that he wasn't surprised by the two-year appointment. Khan said that he was not surprised by the two-year appointment. Khan was speaking to BuzzFeed News about his son Humayun Khan who was a US Army captain and was killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq in 2004. After the attack that claimed the lives of hundreds, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor posthumously. Khan, a Pakistani-born Harvard Law School graduate, is well-known for his powerful speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He delivered it with his wife Ghazala Khan at his side, in which he criticized Trump's comments about Muslim Americans.Tom Williams / AP Khizr Khizr Khan with his wife at the Democratic National Convention's final night on July 28, 2016.Are you familiar with the US Constitution? I am happy to lend you my copy. After pulling out a small copy, Khan stated that you should look for the words "liberty" and "equal protection of the law" in this document. Have you ever visited Arlington Cemetery? You will find all religions, genders and ethnicities among the graves of patriots who died fighting for America. Trump repeatedly attacked the Khan family as a result. He also criticized other Republicans including John McCain, the late Arizona senator. Khan expressed gratitude for his new position and said that he wanted to thank his son. All of us can help others. We all have the ability to serve others. Khan is one of the many commissioners appointed by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. They are chosen from distinguished individuals who have demonstrated their expertise in areas related to international religious freedom.We are pleased to see @POTUS appoint Khizr Khan & Sharon Kleinbaum as independent commissioners for @USCIRF. We look forward working with them in order to promote religious freedom for all. Twitter: @StateIRF