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Samir Khan family statement

Posted October 6, 2011

This is a statement from Samir Khan's family after he was killed by a U.S. drone attack in Yemen.

We, the family of Samir Khan, in our time of grief and mourning, request that the media let us have our peace and privacy during this difficult time. It has been stated in the media that Samir was not the target of the attack; however no US official has contacted us with any news about the recovery of our son's remains, nor offered us any condolences. As a result, we feel appalled by the indifference shown to us by our government.

Being a law abiding citizen of the United States our late son Samir Khan never broke any law and was never implicated of any crime. The Fifth Amendment states that no citizen shall be "deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law" yet our government assassinated two if its citizens. Was this style of execution the only solution? Why couldn't there have been a capture and trial? Where is the justice? As we mourn our son, we must ask these questions.


The Khan Family

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  • You Dont Know The Facts Oct 6, 2011

    If your family believes this is some kind of game, then, pack your bags and get out of this Great Nation. Traitors are not welcomed here and will not be tolerated! The US Government, and the families who have lost members due to terrorist acts, owe you nothing! It is you who should be apologizing for having him as a relative while you enjoy the freedoms of being in America. People like you like to talk much junk, but, you want to stay in America. How dare you!! You are welcomed to move out and renounce your US Citizenship, if you even are a US Citizen, and go live in the sand box. You should be ashamed to live in the same State at the OUTSTANDING 82d Airborne! His remains can be collected via. desert insect dung! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!