May 08, 2015

Fawning Canadian media asks Omar Khadr "boy band" questions -- and his answers aren't reassuring

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

It was a day Al-Qaeda has been looking forward to for years: the release of admitted terrorist Omar Khadr to a sympathetic Canadian media.

What Khadr told the media yesterday was important, but equally revealing were the sorts of questions journalists asked him -- and didn't.

Khadr's lawyer Dennis Edney crankily ordered reporters to "be respectful" and only ask his client certain questions -- and these "journalists" obeyed!

(They made sure not to air that particular part of the press conference on their shows, though.)

PS: I explain why Khadr's new home is more like Guantanamo Bay than you might think.

What did you think of the press conference? Tell us in the comments!

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commented 2015-05-11 22:00:00 -0400
Leave it to the lame stream media to trip over themselves to photograph & ask Khadr baby questions. His lawyer looks & sounds like a bully & how dare he call our PM a bigot, etc when in fact he should be called down by the PM for being a terrorist lover. Khadr is definitely not remorseful & should have never been given bail. There is something very wrong with our society when you defend a terrorist & feel more sorry for him than you do for the victim & the victim’s family. It looks to me like the left is leaning more left than ever. In my own crowd the majority is left & if I dare express my view then I am the one who is negative…the one who is wrong….because they know better, they watch CBC & CTV & that’s where they are told the truth? Can’t make that up……I hope that Khadr loses the appeal & does not pass go but go directly back to jail where he can while away his sorry life.
commented 2015-05-11 17:49:24 -0400
Put the murderer Omar Khadr back in jail with sanctions against those who set him free on bail. Who is running this country, our elected parliamentarians who pass the legislation or the super lawyer judiciary who are SUPPOSED to carry it out? Kick them back down to traffic court, disbar but certainly don’t allow ANARCHY to rule.
commented 2015-05-11 15:59:40 -0400
The Socialist Media thinks Omar was “sincere” in his replies to fluff questions. Watch the eyes. That is the real answer.
commented 2015-05-11 13:31:20 -0400
Good work by Ezra Levant.

I remember just after the 9/11 mass murderers, the United States, for a few months, allowed broadcasts of al Qaeda video statements unedited. Watching them on the news, I heard al Qaeda support the murder of “all Jews” in the world. So al Qaeda supported Adolph-Hitler-like mass genocide of Jews. Yet our Canadian media support al Qaeda members like Omar Khadr, who had worked to further al Qaeda’s neo-Nazi cause. One wonders about the moral values of our media. — David Murrell in Fredericton, NB
commented 2015-05-10 22:59:43 -0400
To think that two thirds of the voting population in this country are left leaning and, possibly, a lot of people comprising those two thirds are in love with Omar is sickening, to say the least. Those supporting the said murderer are either gullible, or socialistic traitors, or both. It is unfathomable to me that even educated Canadians fall over themselves and bend over backwards to please this individual and, in their pure hatred for the Conservatives and Prime Minister HARPER, would insult our government and give Omar credit for being a good soldier of Islam.

It is, in my view, not a stretch of imagination to foresee Mr. KHADR as a future MP for one of the left leaning parties in this country, as he encompasses the socialist ideals of his fans. For a view of socialist fawning over Omar, watch Elizabeth MAY’s latest public statements regarding her love for the terrorist and hate for Stephen HARPER and his cabinet.
commented 2015-05-10 16:28:44 -0400
I don’t know why people in the msm keep harping on the fact that little Omar was only 15 when he was taken into custody , big deal. There are lots of families that there kids are allowed to grow up early. On my 16th birthday I was up north in Alberta making my own way, by 17 I was trained to become a soldier in our great military. My Dad lied about his age until he finally got in the military to fight overseas. Maybe it’s because these elitist kids at 15 are still a bunch bedwetting nose pickers that feel safer in moms basement and they feel they have no minds of there own. Military’s all over the world like young men to train simply because they are easier to manipulate, same as the terrorists the younger the better. So the argument of his age just doesn’t fly with me.
The same with the msm’s assumption that he was tortured everyday in Guantanamo, everyone that is even half awake knows that that is a load of bs. On CTV’s question period today they actually said that " he sounded so sincere ", REALLY THAT’S THE BEST YOU GOT? Then they said that the comments columns were so pro Omar , THATS BECAUSE YOU CENSOR ANYTHING YOU DON’T AGGREE WITH . May God help us all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2015-05-10 03:02:12 -0400
There is a part of me that believes people can turn their lives around. I have seen it happen. There is also a part of me that needs to believe it is possible so that hopefully I can grow to be a better person. The irony here often prisoners claim to have a come to God moment in prison and the media and society are often very skeptical and justifiably so which is why it is so odd to see the media so easily brush aside it’s hyper cynicism in this particular case. Is it because they so desperately need to think they can reach out and win over an al queda member by being kinder and by doing so justify the belief that we can rationalize with our enemies and love bomb them rather than fight? Hey I hope he did or does change but we will never know it if the media isn’t allowed ask the hard questions. What a farce.
commented 2015-05-09 20:06:46 -0400
Scum attracts scum
commented 2015-05-09 19:33:53 -0400
On the CBC I posted:

Khadr is a terrorist running free in Alberta.

As you can imaging, that post was “content disabled” so fast it made the moderators head spin around, all the way around.

Ahhhh, yes, the progressive left are the self-proclaimed champions of free speech. I mean, I did not say anything untruthful. Khadr IS a terrorist and Khadr IS running free in Alberta. I guess the CBC, the gods of free speech and all that is perfect beautiful and wonderful in Canada, just don’t want to hear the truth.
commented 2015-05-09 17:54:05 -0400
Thank you Ezra, I sat right here and clapped loudly at the end of your report! As well, I hope everyone who has seen this video will send a web-link of it to all of the spineless, smiling and nodding group-thinking reporters employed by the ‘usual suspect’ news agencies and that certainly includes CBC and CNN (and don’t stop there). Here is the link again, even though it is of course, at the top of the page in the address-bar.
This one has already been added to ‘My Favourites’ and… I am sending it to everyone that I know.
Thank you Ezra, thank you, thank you.
commented 2015-05-09 17:26:11 -0400
A simple “My Dad made me do it” would have vindicated the left 100% in their narrative – HE DIDN’T. He was neither a child or a soldier – he was a murdering terrorist.
commented 2015-05-09 17:24:26 -0400
Ezra – THANK YOU for this. I have sent this link to everybody I know to watch. Something you will not see anywhere in the MSM media. You are a true Canadian. Thank you again.
commented 2015-05-09 17:14:11 -0400
Omar Khadr for the “Order of Canada” and Liberal MP!!! He’ll fit right in with that “intellectual elitist” bunch. That is until he gains supremacy over them, and has them all beheaded as infidels.
commented 2015-05-09 12:27:19 -0400
Khadr – Unrepentant Islamic terrorist, murderer and traitor! It made me want to puke seeing that devil’s head spew his stealth jihad Taqiyya BS, while that smarmy MSM buried their noses up Khadr’s butt!
(“In Shi’a Islam, taqiya (تقیة taqiyyah/taqīyah) is a form of religious lie, or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts, specially while they are in fear or at risk of significant persecution.” And that’s Wikipedia!)
‘Lawyer’ Edney – We’re all aware of the law concept of a Right to Council – but it seems you’re a fellow traveler and promoter of the merger between the lefty looney-tunes and the Islamic terrorists – I’m with Shakespeare, and Ill take it literally what he said about lawyers in Henry VI!
MSM – A Bronx Cheer for you, you’re all contemptible swine!
Is there any way that an individual voter like myself – I’m also one of the disenfranchised rural minority – could encourage or force my representative, my MP- our representatives, in our Representative Parliamentary Democracy of Canada – to all attend a viewing of Ezra’s 17 minute and 44 second video in the House of Commons, and then be tested on it, pending their next taxpayer funded paycheck?
If not, we certainly should be able to…representative my ass!
Of course I haven’t had a response from my Conservative MP about anything I’ve asked him for the last while, as a constituent…and I voted Conservative!
Requests like:
April 17 – request your response to:
Mar 30 – What your vote will be on Bob Zimmer’s Motion 589:
Feb 11- What are you and the government doing about the Muslim Jihad in Canada:
Jan 02 to Feb 05 – Two emails and a phone call about the CTF’s request for my MP’s intended vote on Bill C-513:
Well, the pattern seems to be established…
What was that they were talking about years ago down south, something about taxation without representation…
commented 2015-05-09 12:24:49 -0400
This day will come back to haunt us!! He is and still cannot be trusted!! He has been “trained” to lie about everything, since birth and can answer all questions eloquently, all the while planning how he can and will take you down!! Never to be trusted!!
Remember this day!!
commented 2015-05-09 12:24:36 -0400
He’s cagey and his answers were practiced. On some he sounded like a politician tap-dancing around the answer. I predict that within 3 months Omar will and a tax-payer funded job at a university, NGO or similar. Within 6 months Omar will be a regular guest speaker at jihadist mosques. Within a year, he’ll be busted in some terror plot. Again, the msm will beat their chests and weep for him. Edney is a sinister character. I have to wonder why he’s taken his client into his home and will be a constant presence in his life. This is all very strange.
commented 2015-05-09 11:53:00 -0400
Omar Khadr is clearly a very intelligent young man. He is way smarter than his interviewers and admirers. He has them wrapped around his little finger. It’s amazing how well chosen words can undo brutality and murder. I fear that safety and justice are dead for ordinary people. The elites and terrorists rule because they have both the guns and then the words.
commented 2015-05-09 11:32:42 -0400
Canada’s shame, this entire family needs to be removed from Canada. The media love this guy, the poster boy for Islamic victimology.
commented 2015-05-09 09:56:02 -0400
Judy I think your instincts are bang on. This may sound crazy but could our wounded warriors parade past edney’s house in defiance after all that murdering bastard was laying ied’s all over the place and may have had a hand in maming our boys . It would be interesting how the media would handle a story like that. I still can’t believe that just a few miles away is 2 battalions of our finest infantry soldiers and a battalion of mechanized that served with distinction in Afghanistan . At least they wouldn’t have to beat the bushes to find the bad guys when now they have his address. This is very embarrassing, I would hate to see the mood in the jr ranks club.
commented 2015-05-09 08:49:17 -0400
Excellent, excellent breakdown of the fiasco that is Canada’s dealing with Omar Khadr, Ezra…Dennis Edney needs far more scrutiny than has been leveled at him…I’m not sure who is more frightening to me, Edney or Khadr…

I can’t help but wonder at the connection between these two, who appear to be soul mates, at war with our Prime Minister, using the media as tools to SEPARATE the people of Canada from their leader and draw them toward sympathizing with our enemy. Khadr has not renounced his past at all. He is not clearly opposed to his past or his ideologies. He shows no ambivalence toward terrorism let alone hostility to it. And, what about Edney? He fearlessly attacks our Prime Minister and makes accusations against him while refusing a voice to the media! What is going on here?

Is there more to the connection between Edney and Khadr than a concern for him as a victim of his father? When Khadr came out the hairs on my arm rose up…my (rare) gut reaction actually surprised me…the nature of his presence kindled the kind of reaction that tells me here is a threat, a ‘reserved’ cagey man…afraid of openness and hiding a secret…not a fearful child but a caged bear…and this was verified by Edney’s determination to protect that secret by saying NO INTRUSIVE QUESTIONS…really? Why does this ‘bear’ need protection? Sounds like a muzzle, an attack on the free speech of the media of Canada! Where were the objections? They were not in court! You WILL only ask questions of which I approve? So there IS something hidden that we are not permitted to know, even after all court appearances are over…there is still something very unhealthy going on here…it is their secret, for now.

@roland Seguin…exactly!
commented 2015-05-09 08:37:15 -0400
Ultimately, every person is responsible for their own actions.
commented 2015-05-09 08:32:48 -0400
The collective “Chris Mathews” tingle up their leg by the media is sickening.
commented 2015-05-09 08:20:46 -0400
Levant’s analysis of Khadr’s media scrum is telling. Dennis Edney’s manipulation of the event and the obvious coaching of Khardr who shows no remorse elicits no sympathy from me. I understand how Omar Khadr was a product of his upbringing, but a credible denunciation of that upbringing and a show of remorse is the least of what should have happened. A pawn of his father and now a pawn in the hands of Dennis Edney.
commented 2015-05-09 01:47:35 -0400
Ezra from day one reported on this story and kept us up to date (Sun News) and now TheRebel.
He predicted how the story would play out at every step and it went just as he said it would, politically influenced all the way.
Think of all the journalists, reporters and media personalities in Canada. Could any one of them have even come close to getting it right like Ezra did ? There is a huge chasm between Ezra,TheRebel group and the rest of the lagging so called journalists groupies in Canada.
commented 2015-05-09 01:15:15 -0400
Chris Hansen said:-
“into becoming a child terrorist” A 15 year old terrorist is a terrorist. He lobbed a grenade and killed a soldier. When you pull the pin on a grenade you know what you are doing.
commented 2015-05-09 00:32:39 -0400
Omar’s lawyer says Kadar was abused as a child. He became a, “child soldier” by the direction of his family. If I did this to my child or if I counselled by daughter to be whore would I not then be a child abuser and locked up for my crime? Why is no one charged with child abuse? Kadar can’t have it both ways. He was either manipulated by his abusive family into becoming a child terrorist or he is guilty or terrorism by his own right.
However maybe we got it wrong. Maybe he is being rewarded for turning states evidence and causing planned attacks to be foiled. Maybe jihadists have more reason to assassinate him then anyone else. In such a case CISIS would run a charade to protect their stool pigeon.
commented 2015-05-08 23:43:07 -0400
The Nat’l Post quotes Edney as saying his client just wants to “go swimming, ride a bike….” You’d think he was talking about 12 year old aw shucks Huck Finn. And these reporters are a joke. Either they’re too stupid to ask Khadr any serious questions or they deliberately do not want to tarnish his image.
commented 2015-05-08 23:21:26 -0400
Peter Babich says, " But not half as much as our new provincial government"

Sigh. You can say that again.
commented 2015-05-08 23:20:00 -0400
Right down to the thumbs in the pockets of his levy’s. He is a good student that is for sure, But his eyes gave him away. I give him 3 months max in Edney’s basement, if somebody doesn’t try to take him out first. We look like idiots. Who can take us seriously ever again. It is only a matter of time, before these bleeding hearts regret their epic stupidity. How long has Edney been in this country, why did he come, because he loved the Canadian way, so much? I wish we could deport Edney as well. Maybe Khadr could take him and his wife back to Pakistan when he leaves. Three months and we will hear he has done something, if not before.
commented 2015-05-08 23:19:25 -0400
Edney and his fool wife are a POS and should be expelled from Canada as Traitors. I hope that they’re both sleeping with one eye open with a Terrorist & Murderer living under their roof. As for the lemming “reporters” and the agencies which they represent. Words such as sickening, pathetic & shameful only begin to describe what they are. They’re anything but Canadians.