The Liberal government took steps to bar Omar Khadr from attending a celebration near Parliament Hill in late June where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the keynote speaker, even though Mr. Khadr was not on the guest list for the invitation-only event.
Two sources have confirmed to The Globe and Mail that Mr. Khadr and his wife, Muna Abougoush, were in the Parliament Buildings on June 19, the same day as an annual celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr in the Sir John A. Macdonald building, a parliamentary reception hall. The annual event includes members of the public, and MPs and senators from all parties.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberal government has appointed one of Omar Khadr‘s former lawyers as a justice in federal court.
The appointment of Toronto-based lawyer John Norris was announced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Monday. Elizabeth Walker, a lawyer and chairperson of the RCMP External Review Committee, was also appointed to the position.
Make no mistake, moves like this from the Trudeau government are deliberate insults to Canadians.
Justin will be in tears at the news.
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr cannot avoid a huge civil judgment against him by recanting the confession and guilty plea he made before an American military commission, lawyers acting for the widow of a U.S. special forces soldier argue in new court filings.
Canadian courts must accept the agreed statement of facts that underpinned Khadr’s war-crimes conviction in 2010, they argue, regardless of whether he lied under oath when he admitted to tossing a hand grenade that killed the soldier eight years earlier.
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.