A Muslim-American resident of Michigan has lashed out and rebuked late-night lefty host Stephen Colbert.
And what’s more, he says he’s a lifelong Democrat who will now be voting for Republicans, like a growing number of his peers.
Khalil Othman is an angry parent who says he’s had enough of Democratic pushes to add inappropriate sexual and gender content to public school libraries. He told his story to the GOP candidate for governor in Michigan, Tudor Dixon, but Colbert mocked that, claiming that she “made up” the complaint.
“Dixon’s not the only one worried about this issue. So is this guy she totally made up,” Colbert told his viewers.
Othman fired back saying: “To claim that I’m not here, I don’t exist, I’m not human, that’s absolute ignorance.
“If this person did his due diligence and start researching or has his team do a little bit of research of who’s this person who attended Dixon’s rally, they will be able to find my name right away easy on social media. Just Google it,” he continued.
“My name is Khalil Othman. I came all the way from Dearborn, Michigan. I am a proud Muslim American who expresses my values and concerns all the time. Dearborn has been voting Democrat blue for the last decade or two decades. But not anymore,” he added.
“On behalf of myself and my family, I guarantee you for sure that my family and my friends will vote for Republicans. Never once did I ever vote Republican,” he continued.
“However, the situation with the sexually explicit material in the schools was, for me, a bridge too far. When it comes to my kids and my family, I will not budge,” Othman said.
“The Democratic establishment has been ruling Dearborn for the last two decades. The parents did not receive any kind of support from the whole top leadership, all elected officials, all Democratic leadership,” he noted further.
“Right now, it’s a crunch time for both candidates, and he’s trying whatever he can do with his media influence to hurt [Dixon’s] campaign,” Othman told the Detroit Free Press, adding: “He doesn’t know me.”