Christian radio host Sandy Rios called on Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American father of a U.S. serviceman killed in action, to prove his patriotism on July 29 (video below).
During a speech at the Democratic National Convention on July 28, Khan told Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to read his U.S. Constitution in response to Trump's calls to ban Muslims from immigrating to the U.S.
On her "American Family Radio" program, Rios said that Khan had to prove he was different from the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization, and asserted that Muslims who support Islam cannot also support the U.S. Constitution, notes Right Wing Watch:
From my perspective, it is the responsibility of Mr. Khan to distinguish himself from Islamists, from the Muslim Brotherhood whose treatise is to destroy us from within. If he is a patriotic, loyal, American-Muslim, then we want to hear that, that’s great, and we grieve with them over the death of their son. But do not disparage Americans or Donald Trump for having concerns about Muslims in our midst.
And if you are so concerned, Mr. Khan, if you’re an American first, then distinguish yourself and condemn Islamists, condemn the Muslim Brotherhood, then we will listen to you, and stop waving the Constitution. As far as I can tell, ... supporters of Islam and the Quran cannot embrace the Constitution.
Now, if you have a different view, then explain that to us and then maybe we can be persuaded, but don’t shame America for having genuine and rightful concerns about Muslims in our midst when we have no idea who they are or what they really believe. And we’re not even sure about you, sir, because we know about taqiyya, which is the practice of lying to the infidel in order to advance the Muslim cause.
So I’m sorry, we’ll not be shamed. I’m sorry for the loss of their son and I hope he is a loyal American, but I think a loyal American Muslim would be more like Zuhdi Jasser, who is very clear about where he stands, who was very patriotic and loyal and totally distances himself from Islamism, so if that’s the case for this gentleman, then he should’ve said that on the platform rather than shaming us for having concerns about Muslim immigration.
Jasser is a conservative activist who thanked the New York Police Department for profiling and secretly spying on Muslims, noted Mother Jones, in 2012: "We are not here to criticize the NYPD, but rather to thank them for doing the work that we as Muslims should be doing, which is monitoring extremism, following extremism, and helping counter the ideologies that create radicalization in our communities."
In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense announced there were 5,896 self-identified Muslims serving in the military, reported ABC News, but the real number is actually higher because 400,000 service members did not self-report their religious faith.