In my article “Captain Khan Did Not Die for His Country,” I pointed out that Army Captain Humayun Khan, the U.S. soldier who died in Iraq and whose parents attacked Donald Trump at the Democratic national convention, did not die for his country, did not die to keep us safe, and did not die defending our freedoms here in America. Instead, he died for regime change, one of the principal interventionist programs of the Pentagon and the CIA ever since the federal government was converted into a national security state after World War II.
Actually though, the situation is even more profound than that. That’s because Khan, a devout Muslim, actually died for Islam.
Consider the following provisions of the Constitution of Iraq, the country in which Khan was killed by an Iraqi citizen:
Section One: Fundamental Principles
First, Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation:
A. No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.
Yes, that’s right, believe it or not, the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq brought into existence a regime that established Islam as the nation’s official religion and whose constitution does not permit the enactment of any law that contradicts Islam.
That’s the regime that Captain Khan was fighting to protect and preserve when he was killed by an Iraqi suicide bomber who was opposing the U.S. regime-change operation in his country.
Obviously, the mainstream media and political pundits never focus on this aspect of the Iraq intervention. Instead, they continue to insist that U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq for America, for American freedom, and for American security.
Yet, as I pointed out in my article “Captain Khan Did Not Die for His Country,” that claim is patently ridiculous given that neither the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein nor the Iraqi people ever threatened America, American freedom, or American security. Instead, as I pointed out in my article “Captain Khan Was Waging an Unconstitutional War,” it was U.S. forces who threatened the lives and security of the Iraqi people with their illegal and unconstitutional war of aggression against Iraq.
The fact that Khan and other U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq sacrificed their lives to preserve and protect an official Islamic regime carries another interesting dimension: It places the anti-Muslim crowd in the United States in an awkward position.
The anti-Muslim crowd continues to pace the floor in anxiety, deeply fearful that the Muslims are coming to America, taking over the federal government, and establishing Sharia law across the land. Yet, at the same time, the anti-Muslim crowd never ceases to thank the troops for their service in Iraq, which, as pointed out, consists of protecting and preserving an official Islamic regime.
Do you see the problem?
Maybe that’s why the mainstream media and political pundits keep telling the American people that Captain Khan and other U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq died for America. They undoubtedly realize that it might make some Americans uncomfortable to know that they actually died for Islam.