Is the tedious anti-American leftist whinging over yet? Omar Khadr, getting what he deserves.

Omar Khadr, May 2008 Courtroom Sketch
Omar Khadr, not a kid anymore. (May 2008 Courtroom Sketch)

Has the leftist hysteria over the cause of Omar Khadr subsided yet? Probably not. But the mainstream support for his return to Canada probably hit a peak the day BEFORE the “smoking gun” interrogation tapes were released last week, and is surely on the wane. As Michael Coren and Mark Bonokoski of the Toronto Sun observed this weekend, the images of a self-pitying liar showing neither a dash of remorse nor a sign of mistreatment during interrogation by Canadian officials, are more likely to have extinguished Canadians’ sympathy for him, than fuelled it.

Bonokoski’s column is a little long and plodding, but it is worth reading for its review of the history of the Khadr family, going right back to PM Jean Chretien’s personal intervention to have Papa Bear Khadr released from Pakistani custody back in 1996 so he could take his family to re-join Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Coren, as always, is pithy in his devastating condemnation of Omar Khadr:

If there has been any abuse over the years it is clearly at the hands of Khadr’s own kin. As the highly respected clinical psychologist Dr. Marty McKay told the Children’s Aid Society back in 2004 when Omar’s mother, Maha Elsamnah Khadr, came to Canada, “I am sure that you would agree that counselling one’s child to become suicidal or homicidal constitutes emotional child abuse, leading to physical abuse when the child acts upon these feelings.”

And this is precisely what the good woman has done, often and in public.

She has also, of course, loudly expressed her hatred for western culture and condemned Canada as a vile place where all children are drug addicts or homosexuals. She said she did not want such a fate for Omar or for her other son Karim, who suffered spinal damage after a firefight with the Pakistani soldiers who killed her terrorist husband.

The man may have suffered a different fate if the invincibly naive Jean Chretien had not, in 1995, personally pleaded with the late Benazir Bhutto, then Pakistani prime minister, to release Ahmed Khadr from prison and allow him to come to Canada. He didn’t stay long — there was work to be done with international Islamic murder gangs.

In 2004 the Khadr matriarch was brought back to Canada even though the family had lost several Canadian passports. Hey, it happens. They were flown business class from Pakistan. Hey, it happens. On public money. Hey, it happens.

Well, it happens to some people. Especially if they have friends within special interest groups and can convince credulous liberals who hate America more than they love truth and justice.

Omar Khadr is a tenuous Canadian at best, unlike most newcomers to the country who love it with pride and passion. If we feel sorry for him and his family, consider the family of the young medic smashed beyond recognition that horrible day six years ago. Good Lord, most people don’t even know his name. But they know the name of Omar Khadr.

Fact is, Khadr was captured fighting FOR Canada’s enemy, AGAINST Canada’s greatest friend and ally. Whether or not he was mis-raised by his parents is beside the point. We have no business interfering in this case, which represents: 1) Justice for Christopher Speer; and 2) Protection of America from the deranged psychos who hoped that 9/11 was only the first of many civilian mass-murders of its citizens. Sorry, Omar, but you’re getting what you deserve.

(On a related note: MR. DITHERS IS BACK! Paul Martin, Liberal PM (2003-2005) to Harper: BRING KHADR HOME! The audacity of hypocricy…this guy can’t be for real.)



Filed under Against the Grain, Islamist-Leftist Alliance, Left-Wing Causes Celebre, Terror in our Midst, The Confusion of The Left

7 responses to “Is the tedious anti-American leftist whinging over yet? Omar Khadr, getting what he deserves.

  1. reformislam

    Hypocrisy of the “Repatriate Omar Khadr to Canada” Movement

    As soon as the Gitmo interrogation tape of Omar Khadr hit the Internet, the blogosphere was flooded with demands to repatriate him to Canada. This wave is reminiscent of a Soviet campaign to free Luis Corvalán from the “fascist regime” of Augusto Pinochet thirty five years ago. The scenario is strikingly similar. A “victim” held by “fascist regimes” this time run by Bush and Harper, and a public outcry for justice. Except for the fact that Luis Corvalán didn’t kill anyone and didn’t fight for a terrorist group that wants to impose Sharia.

    The “repatriate Khadr” crowd describes him as “a child”, “a kid”, “a boy”, and even “a torture victim”, with no facts to substantiate the torture claims notwithstanding. They complain about Khadr being mistreated, again, without anything to back up their claims. Some of them are outraged about “child abuse.” And they all scream for justice.

    They want justice? OK, let’s talk about JUSTICE. What about justice for Sgt. First Class Christopher J. Speer, who was (according to an eyewitness) murdered by this “child”? What about justice for Tabitha Speer, who is a widow because of this “kid”? What about justice for Taryn and Tanner Speer, who are left without a father by this “a boy”? And what about all those Afghani civilians and NATO troops who are a little bit safer because this “torture victim” is behind bars? How many of these “repatriate Khadr” hypocrites concern themselves with justice for real victims? In literally hundreds of posts, we couldn’t find a single one.

    One would ask, what is the reason for this idiocy? The answer is simple. Ignorance. Complete and utter ignorance. Let’s forget for a second that Omar Khadr killed Christopher Speer. Let’s forget that Khadr’s father was an al Qaeda financier. Let’s forget that Khadr’s family is known for it being al Qaeda sympathizers. Let’s just remember what this “child” was fighting for in Afghanistan.

    This is what Taliban-imposed Sharia looks like in real life:

    Why don’t all of you, bleeding heart demagogues go to Afghanistan and spend a day in a Taliban-controlled territory? And let’s talk about Khadr when you get back. If you get back.

  2. I think I get it: he was abused as a child by being taught mindless obedience to clerics purporting to speak on behalf of God. Therefore, at 15, he’s a lost cause and should be punished and abused more (perhaps executed under american law) for his mindless obedience to the will of his parents and clerics. After all, he “deserves” it for allowing himself to be abused as a child.

    I’m not going to argue about this sort of religious child-rearing being child abuse. Of course it is. Any time you’re teaching a child not to think but to obey mindlessly, it is child abuse.

    I just wonder what your threshold is for declaring a kid a lost cause. 12 years old? 14? 16? International law uses 18 years of age, but what does stupid international law know anyway?

  3. Quite frankly, the Khadrs are not getting nearly enough what they deserve. They should be kicked out of this country and dumped in the ocean on their flight back to Paki land.

  4. Robert K. Froese

    Leftist whining?
    it’s not over, in fact it hasn’tg even begun.

    Attached is a memo I wrote to myself and just filed away BEFORE GWB invaded Iraq. It’s now 7 years later, so look at it and please tell me I was wrong.


    Events Precedent:
    Bush is elected President of U.S.A. with no clear majority.

    9 / 11, Osama Bin Laden (Al-qaida) attacks America

    • 3000 Dead
    • 4 Airliners
    • Destruction of the World Trade Center
    • Pentagon severely damaged
    • Civil Liberties are under attack
    • Racial Profiling becomes a security necessity
    • Open Borders become restricted
    • Airport Security cripples an industry
    • American economy is in free fall

    During this same time America suffered casualty losses of some 36,000 of their own citizens due to homeland gun violence.

    Bush Declares War on Terrorism:
    Bush establishes that there are direct links between Al-qaida and the Taliban Administration of Afghanistan, and removes the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. (Bush Provides air cover for existing opposition forces and wins decisive victory).


    • NATO
    • WTO
    • NAFTA
    • KYOTO

    • If you are not with us, you are against us.
    • Axis of Evil refers to those countries that, according to Bush are not entitled to possess weapons of mass destruction. U.S. is of course exempt from such restrictions.
    • Shock and Awe
    • Imbedded Journalism
    • Overwhelming force (not new)

    Bush Declares War on Iraq:
    Bush declares war on Iraq in defiance of U.N., Russia, China, France and Germany, not to mention Canada. This is not about weapons of mass destruction, or security of America. Bush couldn’t find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, so therefore the definition of security risks had to be widened by force of repetition, to include countries without self-representative governments. It appears that Bush is willing to gamble the entire war on his belief that his forces will find weapons of mass destruction in hiding, once he’s taken over the land.

    A few big questions begging for answers:

    1. Is Bush extraordinarily courageous, or just plain reckless?
    An eerie similarity between Sadam and Bush; both subscribe to the divine rightness of their own positions. Sadam’s entitlements stem from a Godly anointment; Bush from an Oath of Office and the conviction of his religious faith

    2. How do you liberate a people, who are not looking for an American liberation, and how do you democratize a continent that has never known a democracy; and by whose decree does Bush determine that his version of democracy is a holy grail?

    All this American ordnance and firepower may not win the hearts and minds of Iraqi citizens, or persuade them that they will be better off under the shadow of these new guns.

    Al-qaida’s Terrorist Objectives:

    • Attack U.S. Political Center (Washington) (Foiled)
    • Attack U.S. Financial Center (World Trade Center)
    • Attack U.S. Military Establishment (Pentagon)

    Sadly it appears to me that Bush is now offering up to Al-Qaida, what they didn’t get on the first pass i.e. the political center. Once the tallies are in on the human carnage, the collateral damage, the hardware strewn in the deserts of Iraq, the costs involved, and the bodies counted, it’s hard to imagine a more successful outcome on the part of the Terrorists.

    And the war will go on…. And on.
    And I hope I’m wrong.
    And where are the Democrats?

    Robert K. Froese
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    We can now add Unlawful Enemy Combatants to the GWB legacy of Enlightenment, along with a Torture Bill, either of which would end up in the World Court if it wasn’t for the flag of office draped over his unilateral code of misconduct.

    This is no way to fight terrorism.

    and if U.S. marines want to single out a 14 year old child soldier to vent their frustation over this war,
    simply pathetic

    and for Canada to sit on the sidelines is an abysmal failure of what this country is supposed to be all about.

    We are bleeding alolngside the Americans in Afghanistan, getting nowhere and that is troubling.

  5. rkf

    and according to Flaggman, I am a Loon, confirmed by the foregoing

  6. John Smith

    Don’t worry Flaggman, you’ll get what you deserve too.

    Did you want rape, urine, sleep deprivation or solitary confinement to start?

  7. John Smith

    oh yeah forgot –

    please go get laid, your hate will fade when you do!

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