May 25, 2015

Canadians see Khadr as a threat: Poll

Brian LilleyArchive

A majority of Canadians see convicted terrorist Omar Khadr as a threat to Canada.

A poll of 1,514 Canadians conducted by Angus Reid found that 55% agree that Khadr "remains a potential radicalized threat" while 45% disagree with that statement.

A majority of Canadians in all regions, with the exception of British Columbia, felt Khadr remains a threat. Men were slightly more likely than women to see Khadr as a threat (57 to 54% respectively) and Canadians over 35 viewed Khadr as a great threat than Canadians under 35.

Among political party supporters, Conservatives (73%) were most likely to view Omar Khadr as a threat compared to NDP supporters (44%) and Liberal voters (39%).

Liberal voters were also more likely to support the court ruling that freed Khadr on bail while he appeals his conviction on war crimes before a US court.

Overall Canadians were evenly divided over whether Khadr should have been released, with 39% disagreeing with the court ruling and 38% agreeing, 23% did not know or refused to answer.

Liberal party voters though supported Khadr's release strongly with 53% of self-identified Liberals saying releasing Khadr was the right thing compared to 23% that disagreed and 25% that did not know.

Comparatively, 49% of New Democrats supported Khadr's release as did 25% of Conservative voters.

The poll was conducted online as part of the Angus Reid Forum, a poll sample this size would be considered accurate to within +/- 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.


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commented 2015-06-25 13:10:45 -0400
Whether anyone likes it not there is a war going on between West and ‘those’ people (whatever you might call them). During a skirmish western forces captured one of them …..but after capturing they are simply having no idea as to what to do with this ‘angel’. Spent and will continue to spend millions of hard-earned tax dollars on his up-keep, caught entangled in unending legal tingles with involvement of whole political spectrum wasting millions of man-hours on just figuring out if that person they captured in an active battle is an angel or devil and so on. WHEREAS just flip the coin and see what could have been the case over there if they had captured one of this side’s ‘angel’: they won’t have even wasted a built—which after all costs— but could have simply used a kitchen knife. So is it so difficult to figure out as to who will be the ultimate winner in this War? And especially given the fact ‘they’ have half of the West’s population on their side i.e libtards
commented 2015-06-11 18:29:30 -0400
i have 1 question for omar…what do you think of lizzie may drinking to you? of course that exact question was censored by our beloved cbc…
commented 2015-05-30 10:08:29 -0400
It goes on and on .. no common sense .. exactly what THEY take advantage of! Ask them .. what happens if this event were to happen in THEIR country by a true Canadian? .. You wont like the answer! ..Canada .. weak again! Will this slow death of OUR country ever end? (Bottom feeders getting rich!)
commented 2015-05-27 23:08:40 -0400
He was born here for one reason only, he was taken to Pakistan immediately after birth and has lived there more than he has ever lived in Canada. His family made yearly routine trips back to Canada to keep status, and transport funds and organise supplies for the Taliban. We shouldn’t even be having this conversation, we better make sure this never happens again. Canadians don’t have the stomach for any more Omar Khadr’s.
commented 2015-05-27 15:11:12 -0400
Joan Abernethy. International law says 18 years old. Below that is defined as a child soldier. "Definition of a child soldier

A child associated with an armed force or armed group refers to any person below 18 years of age who is, or who has been, recruited or used by an armed force or armed group in any capacity, including but not limited to children, boys and girls, used as fighters, cooks, porters, spies or for sexual purposes.
(Source: Paris Principles on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict 2007)“”…/child-soldiers/">…/child-soldiers/ Throwing grenades wasn’t my claim, it was an observation of Glazier, who, as much as you might like to disagree with his politics, whether your claim is correct or not, is the expert. I’m certainly not a military expert, and I have a feeling that you’re also not a military expert. So I’ll defer to the experts as opposed to giving any weight to personal opinions, anecdotes, and fuzzy logic. Further, I think Glazier is basing his expertise on the fact that every other former Gitmo inmate who has appealed their criminal convictions has had them overturned by the courts – for the very reasons that Glazier has enumerated – so if I were a betting man, I’d say the odds of Khadr’s case going the same way as all those before him are pretty good – especially as he is the only one who was a child soldier as defined by international courts and the U.N. – and the Canadian Supreme Court.
commented 2015-05-27 00:23:33 -0400
For the record, I believe Khadr has a right to a proper trial in Canada too … just as soon as he is charged with a crime under our Criminal Code. His sentence was imposed by an American court and transferred here under a legal agreement under the Transfer of Prisoners Act. Canada can’t try him for charges laid in the US. And Angus Reid knows that.

The Angus Reid questions were designed to exploit responder ignorance in order to publish results that favour Khadr. And they succeeded.
commented 2015-05-27 00:16:18 -0400
Robert Dixon – It doesn’t matter a whit if Canadians think Khadr was a child soldier; it matters what the law says. International law says the age of maturity is 14. Canadian law says it is 16. Khadr was a Canadian citizen at the time but was fighting in Afghanistan where, under shariah, he was an adult. He was fighting on behalf of Afghanistan as an adult. The cout will decide, not the public.

Your claim that throwing grenades is what militaries do argument is irrelevant. Khadr was not part of any military. He was fighting for a terrorist organization that wore no uniforms, hid among civilians, and followed no rules of war. He was not a soldier, under law.

Glazier’s education and experience mean nothing. His statements are biased political efforts to sway public opinion and to influence the law and administration of justice. The court will decide.
commented 2015-05-26 22:20:38 -0400
Joan I hope you are right.

Robert D. "52% think he’s served enough time already. " I simply do not believe that many people are so ill informed and gullible. And it is a sad day when children of our own “invited”, go to war against us. Lawyers be damned. This is why I want big time changes to our ridiculously welcoming immigration policy. This never should have happened in the first place. Khadr never should have been born here, it was a ploy for Canadian citizenship from the start.
commented 2015-05-26 15:27:53 -0400
“Legal expert David Glazier says the charges levied against Omar Khadr aren’t war crimes under international law, so the military commission that convicted him didn’t have jurisdiction to do so. (Loyola Law School)” But Glazier, the former military officer, adds, “the law of war does not criminalize throwing a hand grenade or shooting at soldiers; that is, in fact, what militaries around the world are called upon to do.” “Glazier, a leading expert on military commissions, teaches courses on the law of war and international law at Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles”.

“Before that, Glazier served 21 years in the U.S. navy, including as commander of the frigate USS George Philip.The key merit of Khadr’s appeal, Glazier says, “is that he’s being tried in a military court system which, as a matter of law, should only have jurisdiction over actual war crimes’ allegations, and none of the charges that have been levied against him constitute war crimes, as recognized by international law.”
Glazier doesn’t think that guilty plea will complicate Khadr’s appeal. It’s part of the legal tradition in the U.S., and in Canada, he says, that “you can’t plead guilty to something that a court can’t try you for.” Glazier says that Khadr’s guilty plea shouldn’t have any legal effect."
commented 2015-05-26 15:23:10 -0400
Just curious why the Rebel wouldn’t publish the FULL Angus Reid Poll results regarding Canadians’ opinion of Khadr? For example, “Two-thirds (67% each) agree that Khadr “has every right to a proper trial” in Canada and that he was a “child soldier” who “should have been dealt with accordingly.” and 52% think he’s served enough time already. Full results here: ”">
commented 2015-05-26 11:19:43 -0400
Liza Rosie – He has already amended it to include an accusation of conspiracy to torture against the Harper government. Of course his lawyers will rely on that to demand more money. But my understanding is that the judge must award any damages based on evidence. The standard of proof is balance of probabilities, not beyond reasonable doubt, so the case is easier to make, but Khadr’s case is nowhere near as clear-cut as the Arar case was and the time is different. I think Khadr’s lawyers will ask for more money but while he may get some award, he won’t get what he wants. A lot depends on the US appeal decision. I hope they aren’t so Obama-whipped that they grant his appeal. If they deny his appeal, it will make it easier for Canada to win – i.e., pay less. There is no way he was tortured. That is a political ploy to try to influence voters to elect Trudeau. The child thing may get him a couple million but the courts still frown on duplicity, including his deceit to manipulate both the US and Canada with a lie to get out of jail and a confession of guilt. That confession of guilt, minus evidence of real torture, will work against him for damages. My two cents, as always. (-:
commented 2015-05-26 07:10:51 -0400
Khadr’s freedom

Not entirely surprised by the decision to release Khadr considering our liberal justice system. Disconcerting when Canada is expected to take effective counter-measures to radical Islam. If only a judge had based his/her decision on whether Khadr regretted joining Al-Qaeda, denounced Al-Qaeda, renounced his father’s terrorism, expressed sorrow for killing medic Sgt Christopher Spears. Khadr hasn’t. Although under the influence of his parents, he actually enjoyed his terrorist activities in the Middle East. Is he destined to become powerful as a propaganda tool to attack the West; a powerful weapon, not of war but of politics?
Those craven media, unscrupulous lawyers, libertarians, pusillanimous politicians that similarly self-imposed the Sharia, likely will continue making a folk hero out of this individual. No wonder there’s increased anti-Muslim sentiments.
Now, Khadr stands to make millions in a lawsuit apparently, under the control of an extremist lawyer intent on protecting his investment. No one, regardless of so-called human rights abuse, involved in terrorism against this country, essentially a traitor, should ever get a cent. That would be outrageous and mentally devastating for Canadians. Considering his family’s persistently strong radical ideologies towards Western values while being supported by Canadian social services, Khadr has already been compensated with the opportunity to remake his life in this country. Enough already.
commented 2015-05-26 00:22:40 -0400
Joan, do you think he won’t amend the claim?
commented 2015-05-25 23:07:08 -0400
Prince Knight. Sure, the families will win a claim versus Khadr. But then they must apply to a Canadian court to enforce payment. I bet a Canadian court can find a loophole if they want to.

Right now, Khadr is penniless. That is how I want him to remain.

I do not want to pay any litigant a dime. I do not feel Canadians were responsible for the damages suffered by Morris and by Speer’s family. I want Khadr to get a job, make a salary, and pay his victims himself. Think that is ever going to happen? HA!
commented 2015-05-25 23:01:15 -0400
This is the latest reference to the Khadr lawsuits. It cites the Khadr V Canada one at $20 million.

The $60 million figure was a Macleans headline that got it wrong. It set out three reasons why Khadr is suing for $20 million and added each one cumulatively instead of recognizing they were all one claim. The figure is arbitrary anyway as a judge will decide what, if any, damages he is awarded.

The right he has been granted to expand his lawsuit does not vary the figure. It allows the very serious allegation that Canada conspired with the US to torture Khadr.

Conspiracy is a Criminal Code violation but hard to prove. First of all, they have to prove Khadr was tortured and I don’t believe they can do that. Moving inmates around in the middle of the night is standard practice in all jails and his 11th hour claim he was waterboarded has no legs.
commented 2015-05-25 22:43:38 -0400
Lza Rsie – yes, he has been given that right. But until he amends the claim, it remains for $20 million.
commented 2015-05-25 22:29:35 -0400
Omar would make a great Canadian –
If you are stupid enough to vote Liberal.
commented 2015-05-25 22:27:32 -0400
Khadr’s law suit against the Canadian government (us) is NOT for 20 million. He has been granted the right to expand that number, due to the suits from the Speer family and friends ( it ain’t right!). I’ve read 60 million, where it sits right now I don’t know, but it is way over 20 million Canadian taxpayers dollars for his sorry butt. Speers widow’s lawsuit against Khadr , as of 2014, was 45.7 million. Why does Omar Khadr think we will tolerate him walking our streets.
commented 2015-05-25 20:50:10 -0400
Fortunately, Joan, he’s facing an even larger lawsuit against himself by the families of his “victims”. Even if he wins here, he’ll lose it all to those families. Ultimately, he won’t win anything.
commented 2015-05-25 17:02:59 -0400
Khadr’s major current threat to Canadians is his $20 million lawsuit. After that, were he to win, his major threat would be political in his ability to win friends, recruit terrorists and launch lawfare.

But times have changed. I doubt Khadr will win either his appeal or his lawsuit. At that time, he may once again pose a personal terrorist threat to the west.

So I’m hoping he does skip bail and go back to Pakistan. Let Interpol deal with him.
commented 2015-05-25 13:29:52 -0400
45 percent of the public are low information, obtuse (as Pierre used to call Canadians) voters. Not encouraging! A follow up poll will need to be done once Khadr breaks bail by disappearing into the larger Muslim Community or skips overseas.
commented 2015-05-25 13:18:51 -0400
Funny how the Conservatives line up against the socialists/marxists/communists/liberals.

Another shining example of socialists/marxists/communists/liberals partnership with islamic terrorists.

So hopefully, when kawder strikes again, he wipes out some Canadian socialists/marxists/communists/liberals – these socialists/marxists/communists/liberals should pay the ultimate price for their beliefs and partnerships.
commented 2015-05-25 13:16:22 -0400
im not sure that we regard him, personally, as a threat.. realists consider what he represents, including the misplaced adoration of fools, to be the threat….. the death to the infidel cult vs western civilization reality cant be waved away by the drunken green..
commented 2015-05-25 12:45:56 -0400
It would seem that those who do not see him as a threat are potential Canada destroyers like Small-minded Tommy Mulcair, JT the Pot-Smoking Camp Counsellor and part-time Drama Teacher, those of low intelligence, along with the child voters of today who talk about that about which they do not know or understand!
commented 2015-05-25 12:28:33 -0400
The funny part about Khadr’s supporters, is they are most likely the type of people to say: “We believe he should be free, but we don’t want him anywhere near our family.” In my eyes, his release was expected, due to the moronic idiocy that I’ve seen in recent history from the sheep. There will be one hell of a backlash once he starts his terrorist activities again. Won’t be soon, but after the attention drops and he fades from recent memory.
commented 2015-05-25 12:04:39 -0400
Proof positive that 45% of Canadians are mentally ill and/or enemies of our civilization. These turkeys would be the first to have their throats slit by the terrorists.
commented 2015-05-25 11:40:50 -0400
Talk about an incentive for the MSM to double down to move that majority to a minority!