The Trump surrogates are out in force, and are doing what Trump supporters usually do, making up false claims about the Khan Family, and spreading them over the airwaves:
Amid Donald Trump's ongoing attacks on the family of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim-American solider who was killed fighting in Iraq, a number of his supporters latched onto a conspiracy theory that Khan's father is a "Muslim Brotherhood agent" and his son was on an "Islamist mission."
The theory seemed to originate with the fringe right-wing site Shoebat.com, which is run by Walid Shoebat, a Palestinian-American who has claimed to be a former terrorist and "radicalized Muslim" before his conversion to Christianity.
In a lengthy post published Sunday, Shoebat and his son Theodore argue that Khizr Khan, who made an emotional appeal Thursday at the Democratic National Convention to vote for Hillary Clinton to honor his son, "wants to advance Sharia Law and bring Muslims into the United States."
The grammatically-challenged post concludes that Khan's academic work on Islamic law, along with his work in immigration legal services, means he is a jihadi. The writers also group Captain Khan in with so-called "Muslim martyrs" who they accuse of being double agents for the U.S. and Al-Qaeda.
"Is it likely that Khan’s son was killed before his Islamist mission was accomplished? Only another type of investigation will determine that," the blog reads.
That post came the same day that the Islamic State said Captain Khan died as an "apostate."
Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone (seen in the picture above), who no longer has a formal role with the campaign but frequently acts as a campaign surrogate, was among the most notable voices pushing the claim, along with his favorite pet conspiracy theory about top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
You can read the rest (but Dear Lord...why would you want to??) at Talking Points Memo.