Muslim Women Are Responding To Trump Using The #CanYouHearUsNow Hashtag
The Republican presidential candidate criticised the mother of a Muslim American soldier for "having nothing to say." But now Muslim women are making sure their voices are heard.
Last week Donald Trump accused the mother of a Muslim American soldier who was killed in the line of duty of "having nothing to say."
The Republican presidential candidate launched the attack after Khizr Khan delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention. His wife, Ghazala, stood alongside her husband but did not say anything.
Criticising Ghazala directly, he said: "If you look at [Khizr's] wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say. Maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say, you tell me.”
But she has since spoken out, telling ABC that the reason she didn't say anything was because she was in pain. "If you were in pain you fight or you don’t say anything," she said. "I’m not a fighter, I can’t fight. So the best thing I do was [stay] quiet."