It really is one of the greatest divides in this country between the ruling elites and normal citizens, even more so than, say, a carbon tax:
The politicians and lawyers and journalists love Omar Khadr. The people hate him — of course we do; he’s a convicted, confessed terrorist, war criminal and murderer.
Here's the story in the Toronto Star:
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr wants to be granted a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia and permission to speak to his controversial sister.
Is that really the main thing about him — that he was in Guantanamo Bay? Not that he was in Al Qaida, as was his father before him? Not that he was convicted by a jury of murder and other crimes? No mention of that at all. Let alone his victims, including the U.S. Army medic he murdered, Christopher Speer.
Khadr, who is now 32, will be back in the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton Thursday to apply for changes to his bail conditions which were imposed while he appeals war crime convictions by a U.S. military commission.
Khadr pleaded guilty; he gave a detailed description of the war crimes he committed — including that he got paid a bounty for killing Americans; that he was trained in things like poisoning people; that he planted IEDs, of the type that killed Canadians. Khadr freely confessed to all this, and we know it was freely, because his very zealous lawyers approved of it.
He says in his affidavit that he would like to be able to speak on the phone or over Skype to his sister Zaynab Khadr. He is also asking to perform the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia which is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims once in their lifetime.
Oh, Zaynab Khadr. His sister. She loves the murder of infidels.
Joshua Boyle used to be married to Zaynab Khadr. Then he took his subsequent wife to Afghanistan, where the next wife was raped by the Taliban. Great people.
Trudeau had a secret meeting with Boyle when he got back from Afghanistan. It only came to light when Boyle tweeted about it. And he said that it wasn’t his first time meeting Trudeau. Isn’t that odd?
"For this reason, I would like to apply for a Canadian passport," he said in the document.
And you know what? He will absolutely get it. Our courts love Omar Khadr even more than Trudeau does.
This is the buried lede in the story:
In his affidavit, Khadr said he has been volunteering with an organization that helps refugees integrate into the community and has earned his high school diploma.
So Justin Trudeau’s Syrian migrants are being shown the ropes about how to integrate, how to be law-abiding, productive citizens, how to stay out of trouble, how to put extremism and hate behind them… by a convicted murderer and Al Qaida terrorist, who had never publicly denounced Al Qaida, or his own father’s key role?
How did that happen? Who let that happen? Who are these Syrians he’s coaching? How is that OK?
This will not end well.
My only hope is that if Khadr blows something up, he does so over there, and not over here. But if he were to murder a Jew or a soldier, as he was paid a bounty to do by Al Qaida, you just know that the Toronto Star would say it was “mental illness,” and Justin Trudeau would call anyone who was upset about it “an Islamophobe.”
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