It is beginning to appear that Khizr Khan speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer may have engaged in taqiyya when within hours of President Donald Trump’s new executive order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States Khan claims that his travel privileges to Canada was under review by U. S. government officials.
Khan claimed that due to the executive order and review of travel privileges he was left with no alternative but to cancel the scheduled speech at a conference in Canada.
As expected, the President was blamed for the cancellation, but not even media propagandists are buying that one.
The first red flag about the veracity of Khan’s tale. According to the SF Gate posted to his Facebook page: “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. I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future” but failed to state which government agency contacted him to inform of the review of travel privileges.
The omission at once raised doubts as to “how it was possible that a U.S. citizen was being prevented from traveling abroad.”
Someone did not do their homework because U. S. citizens do not need visas to travel to Canada which might explain why Khan has yet to clarify his claims with the media.
As questions about his motivations for making the claim swirl, Khan has refused to elaborate on his initial statement to The Washington Post and other publications. A more detailed request for clarification did not receive an immediate response Tuesday afternoon.
Per the Washington Examiner:
…A story in the Post published Tuesday ran under the headline, “Khizr Khan’s claim that the U.S. is restricting his travel may be unraveling.”
The story said that “Khan has refused to elaborate on his initial statement to The Washington Post and other publications.”
“Asked Khizr Khan several simple, clarifying [questions] via email,” NPR reporter Domenico Montanaro said Monday on Twitter. “He got back, saying only ‘Thank you - no comments.’ I’d stay away from this story…”
Like I said, taqiyya.
What are the odds that the executive order throws a wrench into running of Khan’s immigration enterprise.