Clinton claims Trump scapegoating Muslim soldier’s parents

Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic presidential candidate, has accused Donald Trump of scapegoating the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq.

Her comments came after Trump, the Republican nominee, took issue with remarks the soldier’s father made at the Democratic National Convention.

In an ABC interview that aired on Sunday, Trump questioned why Ghazala Khan, mother of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, stood quietly by her husband, Khizr Khan, as he took the stage at last week’s Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Trump suggested the mother might not have been “allowed” to speak.

Speaking at a church service, Clinton said Trump had been insulting to a family who had sacrificed so much.

She also used the episode to contrast her own religious faith with that of Trump, who has spoken of religion on the campaign trail infrequently.

“I don’t begrudge anyone of any other faith or of no faith at all.

“But I do tremble before those who would scapegoat other Americans, who would insult people because of their religion, their ethnicity, their disability,” Clinton said.

Her remarks were made at the Imani Temple Ministries, an African-American church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Read more

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