Interesting piece by Breitbart on Khizir Khan ( Father of American Muslim Soldier )
Interesting indeed, in how Breitbart interprets the source material they quote.
I will trust that his views as of 2015 are more representative of how he feels now than how he felt in 1983.
I can't even tell if he shared those views in the first place. At least not from the Breitbart article.
In his book review, Khan takes no issue with Brohi’s shocking interpretation of human rights. In fact, he claims Brohi “successfully” explains them and argues his points “convincingly.”
It's quite possible to acknowledge that someone argues their point well without concurring with it. One can comment on the technical quality, so to speak, of an argument; thatr does not mean one endorses the conclusions the author of the reviewed work arrives at.
Khan provides his own advocacy for Sharia law in a separate academic paper titled “Juristic Classification of Islamic Law,” which he also wrote in 1983, while studying in Saudi Arabia.
No sorry, he doesn't advocate anything. He describes the foundations and trends in Islamic law for those who are not aware of the cultural, religious, and historical framework and background. To call that "advocacy" is like claiming an epidemiologist who describes the symptoms and spread of an infection wants more people to get infected. (Edit: And as a P.S., let me state that I do not want to compare Islam to an infectuous disease. It was just the first example that sprang to my mind, perhaps because I have been reading a bit about the Zika virus recently.)
A devout Muslim, Khan also cites two radical Muslim Brotherhood figures as scholarly sources — Said Ramadan and Muhammad Hamidullah.
No matter their political leanings, both men were scholars of Islamic law, and (as far as I am aware) authorities in the study of Islamic law, especially Hamidullah, who received a doctorate in Germany and one in France at the Sorbonne.so yes, he cites them as scholarly sources - because they were scholars
of the field Khan was writing about.
By comparison, his expertise in American constitutional law is barely evident. In fact, there appears to be few if any legal citations in federal or state court records for Khan, who describes himself on his business website (removed Tuesday from the Internet) as “attorney at law.”
I didn't research Khan's background, but one article Breitbart quotes describes him as "specializing in international trade law in Saudi Arabia, the US, and Pakistan". I strongly doubt that working in that particular field would generate many legal citations in US court records. To claim he doesn't know constitutional law just because he hasn't agrued it in court is a bit odd.