“It has been largely positive — only a couple of random emails from people not connected to King’s saying, ‘Why are you giving free education to a terrorist?’ ” he said.
“Well, it’s not free. Someone has to pay for it, and we don’t think he is a terrorist. Even if he was, if the criminal system says he is safe to be released, we have no reason to not accept him if he met the requirements.”
Khadr’s Edmonton lawyer, Dennis Edney, and his wife, Patricia, have agreed to pay for Khadr’s education and offered to have him live with their family if the 28-year-old is granted bail.
“I have a great deal of respect and confidence in him,” wrote Patricia Edney, who works as a manager for the addiction and mental health program of Alberta Health Services, in a letter to the court.
“We are a family that make a point of being together, for example evening meals and weekends at the lake, and would welcome Omar into our family ways,” she wrote.
Remember these words when Khadr is rearrested and or killed.