Dorothy Woods, widow of Ty Woods, a Navy SEAL who died in the Benghazi terrorist attack, weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Khans, the Muslim Gold Star parents who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, questioning why “they are more important than the rest of us.”
In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, host Hugh Hewitt asked Woods for her reaction to the “Khan-Trump controversy involving the Gold Star family that are the Khans and Mr. Trump?” (RELATED: Anti-Trump Father Of Muslim Soldier Wants Out Of The Spotlight, He Says In TV Interview [VIDEO])
Woods replied, “First and foremost, I would never, ever want to wish a Gold Star status on anyone. But I also truly believe that it should never be used as an excuse or a shield when we hear something, and when I say we collectively, the Gold Star families, when we hear something that we don’t like.”
“The way I see it is no one ever questioned [Captain] Khan’s sacrifice or his service or his death,” Woods continued. “He was rightfully given full military honors, you know, like my family, his family, have lived under the benefit of American citizenship. And the second generation, [Captain] Khan and myself, we’ve chosen to give back. I believe that [Captain] Khan was an American first that day, and that’s very important.” (RELATED: Trump: American Muslim Soldier Who Died In Iraq Is A ‘Hero’)
“So my issue here is I believe that the Khans are only public because they are Muslim. And to me, that sends the wrong message that they are more important than the rest of us. No loss is more or less important than the other,” Woods added.