In Iowa, Trump warns of refugees and praises waterboarding. In Philly, the father of a fallen Muslim soldier responds.

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On Thursday night, Donald Trump stood before a few thousand Iowans packed into a hotel ballroom and equated all Syrian refugees with Islamic State terrorists, while endorsing the use of waterboarding, which he considers a proven method that is "short of torture." A thousand miles away in Philadelphia, two parents from Virginia stood on the stage of the Democratic National Convention and talked about the 2004 death of their 27-year-old son, Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, who was serving in Iraq. They described themselves as "patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country." In both places on Thursday night, the vastly different crowds chanted: "USA! USA! USA!"

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