US President Joe Biden has actually assigned Pakistani-American attorney Khizr Khan– also a movie critic of ex-president Donald Trump and the father of a soldier killed in Baghdad– as the commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Flexibility, according to a declaration launched from the White House.
The announcement is one of four such appointments and also nominations, with the White House site claiming that it “emphasizes the President’s dedication to construct a Management that appears like America and also mirrors people of all beliefs”.
Apart from Khan, Sharon Kleinbaum was designated the commissioner of the United States Compensation on International Religious Flexibility, whereas Deborah Lipstadt was chosen for the message of unique envoy to keep an eye on and also fight anti-semitism as well as Rashad Hussain as ambassador-at-large for worldwide religious flexibility.
The Office of International Religious Liberty claimed it “welcomed” the visit. “We look forward to working together with them to progress religious flexibility for all,” it tweeted.
Khan, 71, is a Pakistan-born lawyer who criticised Trump for his defaming remarks versus American Muslims throughout the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC).
Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, was a United States Military captain killed in 2004 while offering in Iraq. He is buried at Arlington cemetery, Virginia as well as was posthumously awarded top military medals– Bronze Celebrity and also Purple Heart.
Khan offered a passionate speech at the 2016 convention, in addition to his partner, Ghazala, in which he questioned whether Trump, then the Republican presidential nominee, had actually ever read the United States Constitution. He drew his very own copy out of his pocket for emphasis– as well as claimed Trump had actually “sacrificed absolutely nothing as well as no person”.
After that, Trump often lashed out at the Khans, which they shrugged off as “proof of his ignorance and arrogance”. At one point Trump suggested that Ghazala did not speak during the DNC because of her Muslim belief.
After his speech, Khan was featured in project ads for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Event’s governmental nominee, and also his family’s story ended up being a routine attribute in her project speeches.
Khan, who was birthed in Gujranwala, works as a legal representative and additionally started the Constitution Proficiency and National Unity Project.
He immigrated to the United States in 1980 as well as examined at Harvard Regulation Institution where he got his LLM (Master of Law) degree, according to the declaration.
“He is certified to practice legislation prior to the Supreme Court of the USA, various federal area courts, as well as Washington, DC and New York State courts.
“In his law practice, he dedicates a considerable amount of his time to giving lawful solutions to veterans, males and females offering in attire, and their family members,” the statement reads.
Khan is the sixth Pakistani-American to sign up with the Biden group given that he went into the White House as the 46th United States president on Jan 20. Biden, last month, inducted Lina Khan into his group as a top government regulatory authority to head the Federal Profession Commission.
He likewise previously nominated another Pakistani-American, Dilawar Syed, to work as the replacement manager of the Small Business Administration in March.
Before that, Biden had actually inducted Pakistani-American Salman Ahmed into his foreign policy group to act as director policy preparation at the United States State Department. This was the 2nd such induction of a Pakistani American in Biden’s team.
The US president likewise picked a Pakistani-born environment professional, Ali Zaidi, to serve as his Deputy National Environment Adviser in December. The consultation had made Zaidi the highest ranking Pakistani-American in the Biden management.