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Gold Star father cancels speech in Toronto, organization says 'travel privileges are being reviewed'

Last Updated Mar 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm EDT

FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan holds up a copy of the Constitution of the United States as his wife listens during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Since Khan held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution at the convention, sales for the government’s founding document have soared. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Gold Star father Khizr Khan will not be making a scheduled speech in Toronto because his “travel privileges are being reviewed,” according to the organization that was going to host the speaker.

Khan, a Muslim immigrant and American citizen, is father to a man who was killed while serving the U.S. Army in Iraq.

The statement from Ramsay Talks is below:

“Late Sunday evening Khizr Khan, an American citizen for over 30 years, was notified that his travel privileges are being reviewed. As a consequence, Mr. Khan will not be traveling to Toronto on March 7th to speak about tolerance, understanding, unity and the rule of law. Very regretfully, Ramsay Talks must cancel its luncheon with Mr. Khan. Guests will be given full refunds.”

“Mr. Khan offered his sincere apologies to all those who made plans to attend on March 7th. He said: ‘This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad. I have not been given any reason as to why. I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future.'”

Khan has publicly been against U.S. President Donald Trump.

If it were up to Trump, he would never have been in America,” Khan said during the presidential campaign.