Conservative writer and professional provocateur Ann Coulter may have finally gone too far Thursday night after mocking the Muslim father of a U.S. Army captain who died while saving ten of his fellow soldiers in Iraq in 2004. Speaking at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the father of Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan delivered a powerful and impassioned speech attacking GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for questioning the patriotism of American Muslims. Khan’s attack on the GOP nominee triggered unabashed Trump supporter Ann Coulter, who tweeted: “You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacari.”
Asked to comment on her more than controversial tweet, Coulter told Fox News that “it’s shameful that we’re being tricked into worshipping and praising a Muslim, especially after everything we’ve been through as a nation.” “This is a classic Trojan horse,” Coulter argued. “That entire family was probably sent to the USA some 30 of 40 years ago in an attempt to infiltrate our country, and their child was nothing more than a sleeper agent. It was probably a mistake that he was killed in Iraq by his fellow countrymen because they likely didn’t know he was undercover as an American soldier.”
The controversial author then argued that she had a problem with the fact that Capt. Khan “probably still got his 72 virgins,” something she obviously felt he should not have been granted. “I mean, where’s the justice in that?” she opined. “You’ve got a Muslim in an invasion against his own country, a Muslim country, and he gets killed by his own people, which is to say other Muslims, and then he still gets 72 virgins? I mean, I have nothing to do with Islam whatsoever, but that doesn’t sound like it’s supposed to be that way. I mean, he didn’t die fighting his enemies. He died at the hands of his friends. How is he then a martyr?”
“I don’t know about other Republicans, but that just doesn’t seem fair to me,” Coulter said. “On the other hand, I don’t even have to ask any Democrats what they think about it, since they probably feel the man should have been given double the number of virgins waiting for him. But here’s what I don’t get: Some Muslims, and I’m not defending them at all, I’m just saying, some Muslims die in horrible ways. They die fighting their enemies and they still end up with nothing. So, what, did Capt. Khan’s dad urge Mohammad to hook his son up with the good part of Heaven because he was an undercover agent for the Muslims? I mean, you gotta wonder.”
“At the end of the day, everybody knows I’m not a fan of radical extremism at all. And as such, it needs to be separated from Islam as a religion. I mean, I’m no expert here, but why is it that only radical Muslims get to have fun with virgins when they die? What, like because they sacrifice themselves as opposed to ‘normal,’ peaceful Muslims who die of natural causes? That’s ridiculous. Capt. Khan died at the hands of his friends and therefore, he should not have his heavenly reward. It’s not fair to his fellow Muslims, it’s not fair to the virgins and it’s not fair to anyone, to be quite honest,” Coulter argued.