THE HANDWRINGING FOR THIS FAMILY IS APPALLING, THEY ARE ENEMIES OF CANADA. PERIOD. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN STRIPPED OF THEIR CITIZENSHIP THE MINUTE PAPA KHADR TOOK THE FAMILY ABROAD TO JIHAD AGAINST THE WEST.
No sympathy for this Khadr
Last Updated: March 21, 2011 2:00am
As Canada-wide warrants were being issued last week for two former Winnipeggers wanted for terrorism-related charges, a member of Canada’s infamous Khadr family managed to slip under the radar of most major news outlets.
This is not good.
While Canada has undoubtedly never before heard of Winnipeg’s Feris Ahmed Imam or Maiwand Yar, charged in abstensia and suspected of now being students at an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Pakistan, Ottawa-born Abdullah Khadr has a name that certainly rings a concerned bell.
And we should know where he is at all times. But here is the last place we want him.
We want him extradited to the United States where he is wanted for conspiracy to kill Americans outside the U.S., as well as purchasing arms for al-Qaida terrorists in eastern Afghanistan, hostile ground where our own courageous troops are on patrol.
Yet Abdullah Khadr — older brother of Guantanamo Bay poster boy and leftist cause celebre Omar Khadr — is out there walking our streets.
Thanks to Ontario Superior Court Justice Christopher Speyer, Khadr’s extradition was stayed after this judge, in his wisdom, decided the FBI’s files on Khadr were tainted as a result of his alleged abuse during 14 months in Pakistani detention.
Imagine that. A self-admitted al-Qaida operative being abused in a foreign land?
What’s the world coming to?
The feds, though, have appealed Speyer’s ruling and, while this appeal got scant notice in the media, we believe it should be noticed by Canadians.
The feds pulled no punches in tearing a strip off the judge’s decision and, thankfully for Canadians, such appeal documents are public domain.
“Because of the extradition judge’s errors, an admitted al-Qaida collaborator walks free,” the document reads. “The security of Canada and the international community is put at risk, Canada’s fight against terrorism is undermined, and the interests of justice is not served.”
No argument here.
We’ve already seen the drama-queen response in the media over poor, little Omar Khadr until, of course, he pled guilty to being what he is — a bomb-making, gun-toting terrorist, not a boy soldier — in order to cut an eventual come-home-to-Canada deal.
His big brother, however, wants the same misguided sympathy.
Well, to hell with him too.