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Local Muslim voices weigh in on Trump's latest remarks




PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28:  Khizr Khan, father of deceased U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, delivers remarks as he is joined by his wife Ghazala Khan on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: Khizr Khan, father of deceased U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, delivers remarks as he is joined by his wife Ghazala Khan on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention
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Republican presidential nominee,  Donald Trump made efforts to defend comments he made about the family of a slain Muslim Army captain over the weekend. This, despite a public-issued letter by GOP vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.  "Donald Trump and I believe that Captain Humayun Khan is an American hero and his family, like all Gold Star families, should be cherished by every American."

Khizr Khan, father of the fallen soldier, spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia accompanied by his wife, Ghazala Khan.  Khan criticized Trump's plan to deport Muslims, and said in comparison to their son's sacrifice, that Trump has "sacrificed nothing to no one." 

Trump took to twitter Monday saying, "Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same - Nice!" Mr. Trump's remarks have caused a rift between him and power players in the GOP including John McCain, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich. 

For more on how the recent exchange has impacted Southern California's Muslim community, Take Two talked with Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and Tasbeeh Herwees, staff writer at GOOD magazine. 

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