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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Rizwan ends up in the equivalent of Guantanamo Bay because Mandira tells him to tell the president he's not a terrorist]].


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* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: [[spoiler:Rizwan ends up in the equivalent of Guantanamo Bay because Mandira tells him to tell the president he's not a terrorist. Her intent was to separate from him, not to be misinterpreted as being a terrorist]].


* TheComicallySerious: Rizwan is too literal-minded and too serious that he becomes funny.

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* TheComicallySerious: Rizwan is too literal-minded and too so serious that he becomes funny.



* GoodParents: Rizwan and Zakir's mother is a kindhearted woman. She did an awesome job as Rizwan's mother despite not knowing his disorder and teaches Rizwan not to discriminate Hindus.

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* GoodParents: Rizwan and Zakir's mother is a kindhearted woman. She did an awesome job as Rizwan's mother despite not knowing his disorder and teaches Rizwan not to discriminate hate Hindus.



* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim. This [[TruthInTelevision did happen]]: this is in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.

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* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim. This [[TruthInTelevision did happen]]: this is in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.level, with several murders taking place.



* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims led by Dr. Fehman inside a Mosque decide to become aggresive after the mistreatment as terrorists they have received, but Rizwan tries to dissuade them. Rizwan denounces Dr. Fehman to the FBI.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims Muslims led by Dr. Fehman inside a Mosque mosque decide to become aggresive aggressive after the mistreatment as terrorists they have received, but Rizwan tries to dissuade them. Rizwan denounces Dr. Fehman to the FBI.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Presidents are clearly meant to be UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush and later UsefulNotes/BarackObama, but everyone--''including news reports on election night''--refers to them as "the President" or something similar, never actually using their names.


->''"My name is Khan and and I am not a terrorist."''

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->''"My name is Khan and and I am not a terrorist."''

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* GoodParents: Rizwan and Zakir's mother is a kindhearted woman. She did an awesome job as Rizwan's mother despite not knowing his disorder and teaches Rizwan not to discriminate Hindus.


Born in India, Rizwan is diagnosed from an early age as having AspergerSyndrome. His mother patiently takes care of him, teaches him right and wrong and finds a mentor willing to help him. Unfortunately, her attention spurs the jealousy of Rizwan's brother Zakir, who leaves India for the United States at 18, to create his own business. After their mother's death, Zakir helps Rizwan move to America, acquire the nationality and find a job. This is how Rizwan meets and falls in love with Mandira, a Punjabi hairdresser with a teen son named Sameer. After a ridiculously cute courtship, Rizwan and Mandira decide to get married - against their families' wishes, since he's Muslim and she's Hindu. Sameer and Rizwan become best friends, Mandira's dream of opening her own hair dressing salon comes true and they're all set to live happily ever after.

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Born in India, Rizwan is diagnosed from an early age as having AspergerSyndrome.UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome. His mother patiently takes care of him, teaches him right and wrong and finds a mentor willing to help him. Unfortunately, her attention spurs the jealousy of Rizwan's brother Zakir, who leaves India for the United States at 18, to create his own business. After their mother's death, Zakir helps Rizwan move to America, acquire the nationality and find a job. This is how Rizwan meets and falls in love with Mandira, a Punjabi hairdresser with a teen son named Sameer. After a ridiculously cute courtship, Rizwan and Mandira decide to get married - against their families' wishes, since he's Muslim and she's Hindu. Sameer and Rizwan become best friends, Mandira's dream of opening her own hair dressing salon comes true and they're all set to live happily ever after.



* BrownNote: Part of what led to Rizwan being diagnosed with AspergerSyndrome was the discovery that the color yellow is this for him.

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* BrownNote: Part of what led to Rizwan being diagnosed with AspergerSyndrome UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome was the discovery that the color yellow is this for him.

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Nothing to do with that [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness other movie with this movie's title as a line of dialogue]].


* BullyBrutality: The bullies [[spoiler:torture Sameer]] with a soccer ball and [[spoiler:accidentally kill him]].



* TheComicallySerious: He is too literal-minded and too serious that he becomes funny.

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* TheComicallySerious: He Rizwan is too literal-minded and too serious that he becomes funny.



* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim. This[[TruthInTelevision did happen]]: this is in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.

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* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim. This[[TruthInTelevision This [[TruthInTelevision did happen]]: this is in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.

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* MrFixit: Rizwan has the ability to fix almost anything. He uses that talent to earn some money.


* TheBully: Leads to the death of [[spoiler: Sameer]]

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* TheBully: Leads to the death of [[spoiler: Sameer]]Sameer]].



* DeathOfAChild:[[spoiler:Sameer dies at the hands of bullies.]]

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* DeathOfAChild:[[spoiler:Sameer dies at the hands of bullies. Mama Jenny's son dies in the disaster.]]



* KeepingSecretsSucks: Sam's best friend, Reece, who [[spoiler:is threatened by Sam's killers if he ever tells anyone about it. Eventually, however, [[TearJerker the guilt becomes too much for him to bear]]]].
* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim.
** TruthInTelevision: This is in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.
* LiteralMinded: Due to his AspergerSyndrome, Rizwan takes jokes and hyperboles at face value.

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* KeepingSecretsSucks: Sam's best friend, Reece, who [[spoiler:is threatened by Sam's killers if he ever tells anyone about it. Eventually, however, [[TearJerker the guilt becomes too much for him to bear]]]].
bear]].
* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim.
** TruthInTelevision: This
Muslim. This[[TruthInTelevision did happen]]: this is in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.
* LiteralMinded: Due to his AspergerSyndrome, UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, Rizwan takes jokes and hyperboles at face value.



* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims led by Dr. Fehman inside a Mosque decide to become aggresive aftyer the mistreatment as terrorists they have received, but Riwzan tries to dissuade them. Rizwan denounces Dr. Fehman to the FBI.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims led by Dr. Fehman inside a Mosque decide to become aggresive aftyer after the mistreatment as terrorists they have received, but Riwzan Rizwan tries to dissuade them. Rizwan denounces Dr. Fehman to the FBI.


* TheComicallySerious: He is too literal-minded and too serious that he becomes funny.



* StraightMan: Played with as Rizwan takes almost everything so literaly that he becomes deadpan.

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* StraightMan: Played with as Rizwan takes almost everything so literaly literally that he becomes deadpan.


* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims inside a Mosque decide to become aggresive aftyer the mistreatment as terrorist they have received, but Riwzan tells them that God (Allah) is merciful and disuades many of his fellow muslims.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims led by Dr. Fehman inside a Mosque decide to become aggresive aftyer the mistreatment as terrorist terrorists they have received, but Riwzan tells them that God (Allah) is merciful and disuades many of his fellow muslims.tries to dissuade them. Rizwan denounces Dr. Fehman to the FBI.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims inside a Mosque decide to become aggresive aftyer the mistreatment as terrorist they have received, but Riwzan tells them that God (Allah) is merciful and disuades many of his fellow muslims.


* DeathOfAChild:[[spoiler:Twice.]]

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* DeathOfAChild:[[spoiler:Twice.DeathOfAChild:[[spoiler:Sameer dies at the hands of bullies.]]


*DeathOfAChild:[[spoiler:Twice.]]



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Yeah, averted. Twice, even.]]

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