CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - It's been nearly eight months since Gold Star Father Khizr Khan made national headlines for his comments at the Democratic National Convention.
Khan, whose son died fighting for the United States in Iraq, condemned then-Presidential nominee Donald Trump for a proposed Muslim ban.
Following President Trump's recent ban on travel from several Muslim-majority nations, Khan has taken his message on tour. That included this stop earlier tonight in Cedar Rapids.
Khan says people from the affected countries want to come to the United States for safety from violence, not to hurt Americans.
Khan says, “This kind of travel ban does not protect us. It's not for the safety of my country. I am concerned about the safety of our men and women that are in harm’s way in Muslim countries."
Khan spoke in Des Moines before coming to Cedar Rapids. He spoke at the African American Museum of Iowa. He's been to 80 different communities since his speech last summer. This was his first time visiting Iowa.