Khizr Khan, the father of an Army soldier killed in 2004 Iraq who rocketed to political fame after he criticized Donald Trump last summer at the Democratic National Convention, spoke at a rally in Towson on Wednesday about the need to uphold America's democratic values.
Khan was the headliner of a "unity rally" organized by the Baltimore County government at Patriot Plaza in downtown Towson.
He told the crowd of more than 100 that America is great because citizens' rights are guaranteed and they choose their leaders — as opposed to authoritarian countries where the leaders pick which rights citizens may enjoy.
"Of course we make mistakes. We have made a...