Humayun Khan was a US Army officer of Pakistani Muslim heritage.
By all accounts, his record of service was exemplary and apparently
everyone who knew him remembers him as an exceptional young officer.
I have noticed some people on the internet jumping to the absurd conclusion
that, on account of his Muslim heritage, Humayun Khan must have been
a Muslim 'fundamenalist', who must be determined to impose Sharia law.
I have read stereotypical assumptions about his alleged attitudes toward women.
In fact, in 2002 Humayun Khan met a young German woman, Irene Auer, and fell in love.
Notwithstanding their political differences (she opposed the US invasion of Iraq),
the couple began to live together part of the time. Their parents met each other.
In one of his last messages, he asked his fiancée to choose her engagement ring.
Two years after his death, she still felt adrift. His parents invited her
(once their prospective daughter-in-law) to stay with them in the USA--
hoping to help her heal--and she did so for three months in 2006.
Afterward, she returned to Germany and became a wife and mother.
The Khan family has no doubt that their late son would have most
wanted the woman whom he loved to be happy again.
"Whenever I was upset, he always found the right words. He always calmed me down.
He was perfect. He was the most wonderful person I've ever met."
--Irene Auer (speaking about her late fiancé, Humayun Khan)
P.S. Some bigots apparently object ('thumbs down' ) to this true story of cross-cultural love.
In real life, I have noticed insecure racist white men resenting or objecting in particular
to white women falling for and becoming intimate with non-white men.