It was the speech that the media can’t stop bringing up as the latest gambit against Donald Trump: The appearance of a Muslim Gold Star family at the Democratic National Convention, blaming Donald Trump for “sacrificing nothing and no one.”
During the speech, Khizr Khan, father of Army Capt. Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan, lambasted Donald Trump’s temporary pause on immigration from countries with links to terrorism, arguing his son “loved America.”
In the media’s coverage of the incident, one fact seemed to predominate: That Khan was one of 14 Muslims killed in action after 9/11.
Khizr Khan, whose son was one of 14 Muslims to die while serving the United States after 9/11, gets a standing ovation at the DNC.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) July 29, 2016
However, there was one thing that they didn’t point out: namely, that this is the same number of non-Muslim U.S. soldiers killed by Muslim U.S. soldiers in terror-related attacks during the same period.
This is according to a report by House Homeland Security Chair Peter King, who notes two major terror attacks conducted by Muslim U.S. military members.
Perhaps most famously was the attack by then-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas, back in 2009, which killed 13, including 12 soldiers. Sometimes forgotten is the attack at the start of the Iraq War in 2003, when then-Army Sgt. Hasan K. Akbar killed two and wounded 14 in an attack at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.