Muslim Women to Donald Trump: Can You Hear Us Now?
After the controversy between Donald Trump and the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq, many Muslim Americans and particularly women are up in arms against the Republican candidate for the White House.
It all began on 28 July, at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). Khizr Khan, a lawyer who moved with his family from Pakistan and whose son Humayun was killed in the Iraq war in 2004, denounced the anti-Muslim rethoric of Donald Trump.
Trump fires back in an interview with ABC news and targets the mother of the fallen soldier Ghazala Khan suggesting that she was not allowed to speak at the convention. His exact words were “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
In the Washington Post, Gazala Khan explains herself “Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart.” After these remarks, the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow is launched. Hundreds of women respond to Trump and assert that they have the right to express themselves.