Former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr is expected to return to an Edmonton courtroom Friday to ask for changes in his bail conditions that would allow him more personal freedoms, including unfettered access to his controversial sister.
The hearing was originally scheduled for Aug. 30 but was put over after lawyers for the Justice Department said they needed time to consult with the federal government.
The hearing will reconvene in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.
The Privy Council Office says it has launched an investigation into who leaked confidential information about settlement money paid to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr.
Following a report from online political news website iPolitics published on Wednesday, PCO spokesperson Shane Diaczuk confirmed that his office “is following up to determine the facts surrounding this release of information and will be taking appropriate measures.”
Zaynab Khadr sure has a sense of timing.
It was on Monday that Canadians were reading about her brother Omar’s request to have his bail conditions changed so he could have unrestricted access to hang with his big sis.
Momma and Zaynab Khadr
Former al-Qaida terrorist and confessed killer Omar Khadr has filed an affidavit this week to seek more lenient bail conditions.
He wants to have unlimited access to the internet and the freedom to move anywhere in Canada.
He also wants complete visitation rights with his sister, Zaynab Khadr — a woman who has consistently praised al-Quada, Osama Bin Laden and suicide bombers.
Omar Khadr made international news when the Trudeau government gave him $10.5 million dollars and a formal apology as “compensation” for his time in Guantanamo Bay.
Knowing who and what she is, it is impossible to look into the eyes of Zaynab Khadr and not see the contempt for us staring back.
Those dark, dull eyes, seen through the slit in her black niqab in various media photographs taken over the years, are the only windows into her jihadist-promoting soullessness.
But the hardness is evident.
TORONTO — Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr returns to court this week to ask that his bail conditions be eased, including allowing him unfettered contact with his controversial older sister, more freedom to move around Canada, and unrestricted internet access.
10 million to this piece of shit. He and Justin should be stripped of their citizenship and exiled.
TORONTO — Canadian lawyers acting for the widow of an American special forces soldier have filed an application in Alberta — essentially duplicating one filed earlier in Ontario — seeking enforcement of a massive U.S. damages award against former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr.
The claim calls on the Court of Queen’s Bench to recognize the judgment from Utah, and to issue a “corresponding” judgment in the amount of $173.88 million — the Canadian value of the US$132.1-million American award made in June 2015.
Diversity sucks, like Justin.
‘Justin Trudeau’s little lecture about what happens in Canada should stay in Canada, and not dished out to American ears, is a bit rich coming from someone who was posing for Vogue magazine within hours of being sworn in as prime minister.
It was also a bit rich, and incredibly disingenuous, to call the controversy sweeping the country over the Liberals’ $10.5-million payout to Omar Khadr nothing more than a “domestic squabble.” The vast majority of Canadians remain outraged.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks. A registered third-party group previously committed to defeating former prime minister Stephen Harper has now turned its attention to getting Canadians to show some love for Omar Khadr.
“I stand with Omar Khadr” is the latest campaign from activist group Leadnow. They’re calling on Canadians to sign a petition to show their solidarity with the former al-Qaida enthusiast.
Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you. I had to read it several times myself to fully grasp the absurdity of the situation.
They should have let him die.
Battle-hardened American veteran Donnie Bumanglag says he’s wrestled with his conscience for years over whether he did the right thing by saving the life of Omar Khadr.
When you make a bad decision and have to live with it for the rest of your life, most people will find a way to rationalize it.
When Peter Kent wrote the opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal that tipped off sleeping Americans to the Omar Khadr payoff, he wrote not as a Conservative MP but as the journalist he once was.
This is why it resonated so strongly, and suddenly became the top news item on many U.S. networks and provoked so much outrage among American commentators over Khadr’s $10.5-million payday, despite the news being two weeks old.
Good writing will do that. Political talking points won’t.
There’s been a touch of historical revisionism under way the past few weeks concerning how we talk about the Omar Khadr case.
Not so much around what’s been actually said, but what’s being left out: that instead of having a public apology in hand, Khadr could have just as well have been left with a serious criminal record instead.
As the wrongful death case against Omar Khadr winds its way through the Ontario courts, his legal battle in the U.S. to quash his war crime convictions remains on hold, pending the outcome of a case involving a former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden.
I believe Peter Kent was utterly correct in bringing the Khadr affair to the attention of the Americans. If I were an American politician, I would definitely be concerned that my northern neighbour has not only rewarded a convicted terrorist for his crimes but is poised to do something similar again. A political solution may be needed. No more congenial relations until the domestic and likely international security issues are resolved.
The bipartisan common front to defend Canadian interests in crucial NAFTA negotiations is being tested by a cross-border Conservative campaign savaging Justin Trudeau for making a generous federal payout to Omar Khadr.
Some senior Liberals, including the prime minister’s principal secretary, have taken to social media to accuse the Conservatives of fanning anti-Trudeau sentiment in the United States just as Canada is preparing for the Aug. 16 launch of talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement.
However, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was unrepentant Thursday, arguing that if there’s any American backlash over the Khadr payment, Trudeau has only himself to blame. He dismissed any linkage to the NAFTA talks as a desperate Liberal tactic.
“It’s no surprise that they’re desperately trying to latch onto another angle of the story to deflect attention from the core of the matter which is that this (Khadr payment) was a personal decision by Justin Trudeau to go above and beyond what any court order ever indicated was the responsibility of the government,” Scheer told a news conference.