Category Archives: Omar Khadr

Liberals took steps to block Omar Khadr from celebration near Parliament Hill

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.

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Trudeau government appoints former Omar Khadr lawyer as federal judge

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.

h/t DM

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Muslim terrorist Omar Khadr can’t dodge US$134M civil judgement by recanting guilty plea: U.S. court filing

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.

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Omar Khadr seeks to ease bail conditions, get unrestricted access to controversial sister

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.

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PM Useful Idiot launches investigation into Omar Khadr leak

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.”

 

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Killer Omar Khadr’s Sister Said ‘They Deserve It’ After 9/11 Terrorist Attack

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.

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Omar Khadr wants unsupervised contact with his pro-al-Qaida sister, more freedom to travel

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.

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Victims seeking enforcement of U.S. judgment against Omar Khadr in Alberta

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.

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Spare me the lecture, Justin

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.

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Omar Khadr solidarity campaign?! You’ve got to be kidding me

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.

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‘I’m on Team Human’: U.S. medic who saved Omar Khadr’s life says he did right thing

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.

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Liberals punted on 1st down with $10.5M Omar Khadr settlement

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.

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Let’s not forget there was once talk about charging Khadr here in Canada

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.

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