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Memoir of Slain Soldier's Father Khizr Khan to Be Published

Khan famously asked Donald Trump, "Have you read the Constitution?"

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    Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim soldier who died to save the lives of his fellow soldiers, said that Donald Trump had made derogatory statements that smeared the patriotism of American Muslims. (Published Thursday, July 28, 2016)

    Random House says it plans to publish a memoir by Khzir Khan, the immigrant from Pakistan who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about his Army captain son's combat death in Iraq and criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican nominee Donald Trump.

    The company said Wednesday in a news release that the untitled memoir is to be published in the fall of 2017. It also said Khizr Khan's wife, Ghazala Khan, will contribute.

    In his convention speech, Khan told how his son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 in Iraq and posthumously received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He asked Trump, "Have you read the Constitution?"

    Trump, who went on to win the election, criticized Khan for speaking out against his candidacy.

    Khizr Khan Reacts to Donald Trump Winning Presidency

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    During the presidential race, Khizr Khan, a Muslim American Gold Star father, entered the national spotlight. Khan's son was killed in combat 12 years ago. He spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and called out Donald Trump, leading to criticism from the Republican nominee. In the aftermath of Trump's stunning presidential win, Khan spoke with NBC10's Lauren Mayk and shared his overall thoughts. (Published Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016)

    The Khans live in Virginia.