Khizr Khan, Fallen Soldier’s Father, Serves As Grand Marshal For Muslim Day Parade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Numerous Muslim communities turned out Sunday for the annual Muslim Day Parade and street fair in Midtown.

Sunday’s 31st Annual United American Muslim Day Parade kicked off on Madison Avenue at 38th Street. Scores of revelers, many waving American flags and clutching flowers, marched down the iconic avenue to 24th Street.

The street fair featured spoken word and musical performances, Halal food and drinks and other family-friendly activities.

Serving as grand marshal for the parade, according to the parade Facebook page, was Khizr Khan — who gave a high-profile speech at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year. Khan’s son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq.

Khan’s convention speech was heavily critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Public Advocate Letitia James also attended the parade, posing for a photo with Khan along with City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-27th). The photos were shared on Twitter.

Members of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society also marched and were seen in Twitter photos and video.

According to a flyer, the theme for the parade this year was “For God and Country.”

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One Comment

  1. Jerome Ave says:

    Like having a German Day or Emperor Hirohito Day Parade in 1944 .

  2. Ronald Reagan says:

    I’m sure the bomb-sniffing dogs will have a field day with this parade.

  3. Kristi Ann says:

    This guy is a Devout muslim and muslim brotherhood member and Sympathizer wants evil sharia law in our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America!!

    The FALSE PAGAN moon god allah-satan baal is NOT a god!!

    The FALSE PAGAN moon god allah-satan baal is NOT the god of ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB!!

    The FALSE PAGANISM OCCULT-IDEOLOGY of islam is NOT a religion PERIOD!!

    Our True God said: “Thou shalt have NO other gods before ME.” ( Exodus 20:3 KJV )!!

    Only Devout Judaism and Christianity is Right as we have the same GOD the FATHER who art in Heaven Above!!

    United We Stand with Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America, Divided We FALL!!

    Please Pray for our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and Israel-Yisrael Everyday!! “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    Happy Shavua Tov ( Good Week ) Everyone!!

    Love Always and Shalom Everyone, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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