Omar Khadr Talks About His Post-Prison Life

Normally, I don’t go in for this sort of bunk but, really, this article has loads of trigger warnings.

Allow me to soften the upcoming blow with a picture of puppies:

Now the dreck:

Omar Khadr, once the youngest inmate of Guantanamo who spent a decade in the detention camp, made an unexpected public appearance at a Calgary International Film Festival showing of a new documentary about his life on Friday night.

The 80-minute film, Guantanamo’s Child, was screened to an almost sold-out crowd at Calgary’s downtown Globe Cinema.

Khadr, 29, emerged at the front-left of the stage after the showing concluded, accompanied by lawyer Dennis Edney and Michelle Shephard, national security reporter for the Toronto Star who directed the film with Patrick Reed. 

Save for court dates, it was the first public appearance Khadr has made since he spoke to the media in May following his release from an Alberta prison, pending appeal of his heavily condemned conviction of war crimes by an American military tribunal.

In 2002, when Khadr was 15, he was captured in Afghanistan by the US military and transferred to Guantanamo where he confessed, in 2010, to throwing a grenade that killed a combat medic and injured another soldier. He has since recanted, saying the confession was obtained under torture.

On Friday, Khadr appeared relaxed, standing with his thumbs hooked through his belt loops and displaying a broad smile as he and his companions answered questions from the audience.

“The most surprising thing I think I’ve found was the kindness I’ve seen in people,” Khadr said during the 15 minute Q&A. “I was scared when I came from Toronto to Alberta, with Alberta being a conservative province. But everybody was so warm.”

 

(Courtesy: SDA)

  • Rosenmops

    Thank you for putting a picture of puppies instead of a picture of the terrorist prick Khadr!

  • moraywatson

    SCARED!!!!!? To come to ALBERTA???!! YOU FUCKING MUSLIM TERRORIST MURDERING PRICK????!!!!!! THERE IS NO PLACE IN CANADA THAT YOU ARE WORTHY OF GOING TO. YOU KILL PEOPLE, AND THEN INSULT US AS BEING TOO UNCIVILIZED TO RECEIVE YOU!!!??? YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT!!!.

    • Maggat

      You are forgiven, your rant is fully understandable.

  • WalterBannon

    he should be hanged for treason and murder

  • The Butterfly

    Now I have to eat my breakfast all over again.

  • JoKeR

    He wants to become a paramedic so he can save the faithful. The kaffir? Not so much.

    And he wants to use his spare time to teach children useful skills and hobbies he has learned…..

    • Remember back when Khadr’s supporters pleaded that if we let him back to Canada they would make sure “he would go through an intensive de-radicalization program”? You can look it up in the news reports. Well, the Left lied again, and we allowed ourselves to be duped again.

      Until I hear this guy publicly condemn Islamic fascism and the things that his family stood for (and they still stand for — his surviving mother and siblings have never recanted), then I’m not convinced. I think there was only one member of the Khadr family that has actually recanted — one of his older brothers (whose name escapes me) actually cooperated with CSIS. But Omar has done the opposite — not only didn’t he cooperate with CSIS, but I think that he and his greedy Scottish lawyer have a lawsuit in the works because they claim that CSIS tortured him!

  • Remember back about five years ago? When Ezra Levant predicted that Omar Khadr would receive the Order of Canada?

    The idea was so preposterous to imagine at the time, that even some of the most hard-core supporters of Ezra kinda looked at the guy sideways after that. Not to mention his Left-wing media critics, who made a laughing stock of him for the statement.

    Well, it looks like that Order of Canada is becoming visible over the horizon now, especially if the Dippers or the Libs are elected. The CBC, CTV, Global, propagandists have done an excellent job. Heck, I don’t think the prediction was that far off the wall in the first place — didn’t Henry Morganthaler, the biggest mass-murderer in Canadian history, receive the award? Morganthaler was the big news back when my mother was a young woman, and I can guarantee that if anyone suggested to her generation that someday he would receive an award for his despicable actions, they’d seriously question your sanity.

    Never forget the rule of thumb: “In Canada the Left ALWAYS gets its way”. There’s no exception to that rule, whether in recent or distant history. Canada is, and always has been, a Socialist dictatorship to some degree, and is becoming more militantly so, fast. We are on the brink of it becoming absolute.

  • simus1

    This ongoing problem could have been completely avoided with properly allocated assets and ROE.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D_zHRakOXY