Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke out against Donald Trump’s plans to restrict immigration by praising a slain Muslim immigrant U.S. Army officer at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.
“Hello everyone, I’m Michael Jordan and I’m here with Hillary,” Abdul-Jabbar quipped in Philadelphia. “I said that because I know Donald Trump couldn’t tell the difference.”
The six-time NBA champion introduced a film about Captain Humayun Khan, an immigrant from the United Arab Emirates who died in combat in Iraq, one of 14 such fatalities from Muslims in the American armed forces, the former UCLA standout says, since 9/11. Khan’s parents also took the podium to discredit Donald Trump and speak of their son’s sacrifice for his country. – READ MORE