Walid and Theodore Shoebat, the father-son duo whose baseless article claiming that Khizr Khan is a Muslim Brotherhood spy has been promoted by two Donald Trump aides, joined Detroit radio host Frank Beckmann yesterday, where they continued to smear Khan, his wife, Ghazala, and their deceased son, Humayun.
Trump and has allies have launched a sustained attack against the Khan family, who lost Humayun when he was fighting for the U.S. Army in Iraq, after Khizr Khan delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention slamming Trump for his anti-Muslim politics.
Beckmann asked the Shoebats why “a devout, Sharia-based Muslim like Mr. Khan” would back Hillary Clinton for president if “Sharia believes that women have a secondary role to men in life.”
“That’s a very good question,” Walid Shoebat replied. “Because if, really, Khan does not want warfare in the Middle East, he would back Trump. Trump wants to pull out of the Middle East, he doesn’t want war in the Middle East. Khan wants war in the Middle East because the whole process for an Islamist Sharia promoter is to the removal of all secular governments in the Middle East.”
Theodore Shoebat, who has a long record of over-the-top extremism, including calling for the deaths of gay people, women who have abortions and Hillary Clinton, added later in the interview that Humayun Khan, and presumably others who died in Iraq, should not be called a “hero” because “the only freedom that he died for is the freedom for Iran to invade Iraq.”
“Khan is conning everybody,” he said. “Everyone’s acting like he’s some sort of patriotic parent. If anything, he’s using the death of his son to get leverage. And here’s another thing. They say that his son is a hero and that he died for our freedoms. Well, let’s be very clear. How did he die for American freedoms? The only freedom that he died for is the freedom for Iran to invade Iraq, because that’s what the removal of Saddam did.”
Beckmann cautiously contradicted him, saying, “We may bear suspicions but I don’t know if we can prove that right now.”