Democrat activist Khizr Khan canceled a planned speech in Toronto, Canada on Monday supposedly because his “travel privileges” are “being reviewed.”
The story went viral on social media after far-left reporter Rosa Hwang with Canada’s CTV shared the unverified claims on twitter from the group “Ramsay Talks”:
JUST IN: Gold Star father Khizr Khan cancels scheduled speech in Toronto after being told his "travel privileges are being reviewed." pic.twitter.com/3dXFMnjced
— Rosa Hwang (@journorosa) March 6, 2017
“Late Sunday evening Khizr Khan, an American citizen for over 30 years, was notified that his travel privileges are being reviewed. As a consequence, Mr. Khan will not be traveling to Toronto on March 7th to speak about tolerance, understanding, unity and the rule of law. Very regretfully, Ramsay Talks must cancel its luncheon with Mr. Khan. Guests will be given full refunds,” the group’s statement said.
“Mr. Khan offered his sincere apologies to all those who made plans to attend on March 7th. He said: ‘This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad. I have not been given any reason as to why. I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future.'”
As there’s no such thing as “travel privileges” for legal American citizens who are not accused of any crimes, his comments drew suspicion.
Customs and Border Patrol, responding to the “review” reports, said “we don’t do that,” according to The Daily Beast:
Instead, The Daily Beast called Customs and Border Patrol. CBP spokespeople did not explain what happened to Khan, but brushed away the notion that the father was told he could not go to Canada.
“We don’t do that. We’re not going to review… no, no,” Janice Mosher from U.S. Customs and Border Protection public affairs told The Daily Beast. “It’s not something we do.”
Mosher suggested that the Transportation Security Administration might have more information.
But a TSA spokesman directed The Daily Beast back to CBP. “That’s their swim lane,” Brian McNeal of the TSA said.
People for The American Way, where Khan is a board member, declined to comment as well. Attorneys at Dulles Justice, the immigration group Khan recently visited at the DC-area airport, also said they had no information to share.
A different CBP spokesperson, however, later replied to The Daily Beast by e-mail, saying that the agency does not give travelers a heads-up ahead of overseas trips. The agency does not discuss individual cases, he added.
…The Daily Beast reached out to Khan to ask whether the cancellation was regarding a Global Entry or Pre Check status.
“Thank you—no comments,” he wrote back.
From the looks of it, it appears we’ve got another “Khan job” on our hands.
Credit: Information Liberation