‘Where is the justice?’

The family of Samir Khan, the “other American” killed in the recent U.S. drone strike that took out Anwar al-Awlaki, has issued a statement:

“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 U.S. 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 of 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.”

Update: “So, uh, sorry about that whole us-killing-your-son thing.

About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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2 Responses to ‘Where is the justice?’

  1. William says:

    "As we mourn our son, we must ask these questions."Yeah, good luck getting answers to those questions. People are too busy cheering another defecation on The Constitution to care.

  2. Cetamua says:

    US offers condolences to Khan familyhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10757750

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