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Gold Star Father's Travel Privileges 'Under Review'

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Khizr Khan (AP Photo/Rex Features)

By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 04:58 PM

Khizr Khan, the father of a U.S. Army captain who gave his life to stop a suicide bomber in Iraq, said Monday his "freedom to travel abroad" was under review, CTV News reported. 

Khan was scheduled to talk at a luncheon in Toronto on Tuesday, but the event organizer called it off after Khan was notified "his travel privileges are being reviewed," according to a Facebook post.

"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," Khan said in a statement released by Ramsay Talks, the organizer of the event in Toronto. "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."

Khan, who became well known when he blasted President Donald Trump during the campaign, has been a U.S. citizen for over 30 years. His son, Humayun Khan, died in Iraq in 2004 and was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Khan has publicly criticized Trump's executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, a directive that was suspended by an appeals court. 

Trump released a revised executive order of his travel ban Monday, which removed Iraq from the original list of seven Muslim-majority countries. The new order does not go into effect until March 16.

Ramsay Talks said Khan's speech would be about "the appalling turn of events in Washington – that we don't all end up sacrificing everything."

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