Khizr Khan challenges Trump to take citizenship test

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Khizr Khan Challenges Trump to Take Citizenship Test

By: Nathan Smith

Khazir Khan has become the face of Muslim Americans who are challenging Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies.

At the Democratic National Convention, Khan took the stage to speak out against Trump.

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"Have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy," Khan infamously asked, as he pulled a copy of the document out of his breast pocket.

Now, the gold star father is issuing a challenge on Trump's stance.

In an email to the Huffington Post, Khan wrote, "I challenge Trump to take the naturalization test with me any day. His is demagoguery and pandering for vote[s]. A divider like Trump can never be the steward of this country."

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Khizr Khan, whose son, Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Army in the 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, offers to loan his copy of the Constitution to Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, as he speaks while a relative looks on during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Captain Humayun Khan, died while serving his country in 2004. 

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Khizr Khan walks off stage after speaking about his son US Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq 12 years ago, on the final night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Khizr Khan, father of Humayun S. M. Khan who was killed while serving in Iraq with the US Army, speaks during the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim U.S. Soldier Humayun S. M. Khan, holds up a booklet of the US Constitution as he delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Khizr Khan, whose son Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 US Muslims who died serving the United States in the ten years after 9/11 speaks during the final day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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The challenge comes in response to Trump's speech in Youngstown, Ohio, where the Republican candidate offered a hardline approach towards vetting visa applicants in the fight against ISIS.

"We should only admit into this country those that share our values and respect our people," Trump said.

"The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. I call it extreme, extreme vetting," he added.

Khan responded to Trump's idea of an ideological test, writing "...as Muslim Americans, it is our obligation to keep our country safe. We reject all violence. We support better immigration policies."

Khan became a citizen of the United States after emigrating from Pakistan in 1980.

The Trump camp has yet to respond.

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