- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - The Pakistani immigrant parents of an American soldier who died fighting in Iraq are to speak at a convention in suburban Chicago next month.

Khizr and Ghazala Khan will speak Sept. 3 at the Islamic Society of North American convention in Rosemont. About 15,000 people are expected to attend the event, which runs from Sept. 2 to 5. The Khans became well-known after Khizr Khan spoke out about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump during the Democratic National Convention.

The Chicago Tribune reports (https://trib.in/2bc0D7V ) that organizers of the event said the Khans are expected to address a crowd of about 10,000. The nonprofit group’s president, Azhar Azeez, said the Khans’ words and courage have inspired thousands of Muslims. The group does not endorse political parties or candidates.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, https://www.chicagotribune.com


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