Fascist Regime in the Making?

Several reports from today describe how US citizen Khizr Khan is essentially threatened with  losing travel privileges.  Khizr Khan is an American citizen born in Pakistan and a muslim. He is the father of an American soldier killed in Iraq and well known to the American public for his brave stand at the Dem convention.

He has canceled a speaking engagement in Toronto after being notified that his U.S. travel privileges were under review. It is unclear which U.S. agency ordered the review  or who told him of the change in his travel privileges.

Khan had planned to speak at a luncheon in Toronto in a discussion about President Trump’s administration, according to Ramsay Talks, a Toronto-based speaker series.

The organization said in the same statement that Khan, a U.S. citizen for over 30 years, was notified Sunday evening that his travel privileges were being reviewed.

“Mr. Khan will not be traveling to Toronto on March 7th to speak about tolerance, understanding, unity and the rule of law,” said Ramsay Talks.

Travel restrictions on German jews were a hallmark of Nazi policy leading up to WWII.

While this story needs to be confirmed, and the details understood, the intent to sow fear and confusion is quite clear.  And the signs of a fascist regime in the making are equally clear.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-khan-idUSKBN16D2MI?utm_source=applenews

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/khizr-khan-gold-star-muslim-american-father-says-his-freedom-to-travel-abroad-is-under-review/?source=newsletter

 

 

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About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
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