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Please educate yourselves about Khadr, people’s ignorance is hurting Canada!

I didn’t write this, but it is bang on!
“Okay, let’s get some misinformation out of the way regarding Omar Khadr:

1. He is a Canadian born in Canada. If you want to send him “back where he came from,” that would be Toronto, a place he can only visit with his lawyer present.

2. The $10 million is the result of a lawsuit ruling from 2014. He is being awarded compensation because Canada colluded with the American government to deny Khadr his basic legal rights. It has nothing to do with his innocence or guilt in the 2002 firefight.

3. The Liberal Government decided to drop the appeals process when they came into power, recognizing that the government lost and must own up to its mistakes.

4. He was raised by extremists who taught him to build bombs and fire weapons from an early age. He is, by UN definition, a child soldier.

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5. Khadr pleaded guilty to the crimes in 2010 but this was under duress and presented as the only route to repatriation. (At this point, he was held and tortured with the Canadian government’s approval, knowledge and involvement for 8 years, 3 of which were without charges being laid).

You may think Justin is gifting Khadr $10 million but it’s more the courts acknowledging that his basic rights as a Canadian were violated. You may not think him Canadian but he is and his country is finally, finally dealing with the mess it created. You may think him a terrorist and guess what? He was. But today we have a man raised in hate, abused for a decade by the very people he was taught to hate, and he wants to be a nurse. He wants to help and heal and that is an incredible thing. So how about you practice a little empathy?”

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    • Your friend signed up to the Military knowing what that means. You invade people’s turf and throw bombs at kids and there’s bound to be fatalities. Omar is not a terrorist or a murderer but I bet your friend killed people.

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    • Jackie Ogden Jackie Ogden says:

      http://www.cbc.ca/1.4108855

      Let’s talk about the 17 misguided weapons malfunctions the Canadian Military has had, also the fact that they can’t guarantee there were no civilian casualties.

      People’s lives are the price of war, plain and simple. A Canadian soldiers life is not worth any more or less than innocent civilians, who the Canadian Military have been paid for killing. Accidentally or not.

      You want to talk about rewards for murdering people? Shauna Chambers

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    • Oh hey sharie.
      Meet my friend stephen bouzane, who alongside other men, were killed by roadside bombs like omar was making.
      Willingly.
      His family and friends disagree, and get to watch a terrorist be rewarded for murdering people.

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  1. Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

    Yes that is all true but he is still a murderer no matter how you put it

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      There’s no proof of that, nor would it be relevant…

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    • Janet Butler Janet Butler says:

      Actually there are multiple reports that stated the grenade was thrown by a “middle aged male”. Khadr was the only one left alive, so they pinned it on him. The americans love to “get their man”. It makes them feel better.

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    • When you’re at war and you die, you’re killed in combat. When you’re at war and you kill the enemy, the enemy does in combat. The soldier that was killed wasn’t killed in his home. Get your definitions straight people.

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    • Also, in war, no one is a murderer. They are soldiers who kill or die in combat. The compound was attacked by American soldiers, armed and shooting. Khadr fought back, as anyone would. Even if he killed someone that would be considered death in combat or even self defense. But as stated above, it was likely not him who threw the grenade anyway.

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    • Leanne Mckay Leanne Mckay says:

      Confessions under duress and torture are not all that reliable… he was not given due process and so we do not really know if he is guilty or not…

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    • If he didn’t do it, then why did he apologize?

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    • Dallas Chr Dallas Chr says:

      It’s not murder if it’s during war. Simple rules of engagement if in fact he did throw the grenade.

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    • Ayah Hamade Ayah Hamade says:

      Thank you God! So many educated ppl as opposed to that one of many that this comment/article failed to enlighten.

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    • Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

      War crimes are defined in the statute that established the International Criminal Court, which includes: Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, such as: Willful killing, or causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health.

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    • Dallas Chr Dallas Chr says:

      And that probably applies to civilians killing soldiers, not soldiers killing soldiers. Cause if that was the case there would be alot of soldiers being charged with murder lol

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    • Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

      Laugh and sugar coat it all you want its reality not your little fantasy world

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    • Dallas Chr Dallas Chr says:

      Soldiers killing civilians*

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    • A war crime is an action carried out during the conduct of war that violates the accepted international rules of war.
      Such as intentionally killing civilians or prisoners, torture, destroying civilian property, taking hostages, rape, using child soldiers, pillaging, strategic bombing of civilians.
      So America and Canada committed a war crime by torturing Khadr. He was the victim of a war crime as he was a child soldier.
      He is not guilty of committing a war crime even if he threw a grenade and it killed someone as that is acceptable in combat.

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    • Alden Gushnowki, if you were held for 10 years and tortured you would probably apologize for anything they wanted you to apologize for, regardless if you were guilty.

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    • Dallas Chr exactly… but it seems ok when it is Americans doing the killing isn’t it?

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    • Teresa Louise I’m not talking about forced confession, I’m talking about what he said when he returned to Canada and what he said LAST WEEK. Or are you going to claim he was under duress smiling and smirking at his settlement news conference?

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    • 10 years being told you did it while being tortured and you might believe you did it. Or maybe he did and he has regret. Doesn’t matter because the killing occurred during combat and was not murder. And he was still shot, taken prisoner, held without charges or trial, tortured and detained for 10 years. All of those are war crimes and an abuse of his human rights.

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    • Khadr was not a lawful enemy combatant as he was a member of al-Qaeda or their allied forces. Hence why he was tried under a military tribunal, and why he was found responsible for the soldiers’ death/injuries.

      He was an enemy of Canada. He belongs to a family of terrorists. And while the Supreme Court decided that his rights were violated, he still should be brought up on charges of treason.

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    • For arguments sake,,, I’d like to see you throw a bomb away from the people shooting at you… probably wouldn’t as you’d want to save your own skin… it was a firefight

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    • Alden Gushnowski he admitted it to get away from the crap he was being forced to deal with… I’m sure you would to if you were forced to drink water until you had to urinate but not allowed to use a washroom, then when you messed yourself, you were forced to clean it up using your body… just one of the tactics that a US soldier admitted on tape to them using

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    • This is an interesting, and thought provoking thread

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    • Roy K. Davis Roy K. Davis says:

      Just… Never gonna get it are you…

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    • Roy K. Davis Roy K. Davis says:

      Alden Gushnowski still a child soldier. Most of us aren’t interested in being so didactic if the measure of the law calls for cruelty

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    • Actually no Roy he is not considered a child soldier

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  2. Susan Csapo Susan Csapo says:

    He spent less then a month in Canada btw!!!

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    • Try nine years. He was born here in Toronto and his father took his family away when he was nine.

      It helps to actually look up the facts before commenting.

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    • And it doesn’t matter what side of the isle you land on – by every definition he is a Canadian citizen and therefore is granted certain rights and privileges – like not being tortured by a foreign government with permission from Canada to do so.

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    • Janet Butler Janet Butler says:

      That’s ok Susan, we’re not interested in facts here. Feel free to lie your a$$ off.

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    • Mal Esther Mal Esther says:

      Liz Kalisvaart Nope you are wrong. His family moved to Pakistan the year before he was born but moved back so he could be born in Canada. THE ONLY REASON HE IS A CANADIAN CITIZEN IS BECAUSE HIS FAMILY USED THE SYSTEM!!! HE SPENT MORE TIME LIVING OUTSIDE CANADA THEN HE DID IN CANADA!! He didn’t live in Canada after he was born until they moved back to Toronto and he enrolled in Grade 1 and they ONLY moved to Toronto so his father could receive free medical care after he was injured AS A TERRORIST. They moved back to Pakistan 3 years later in 1995!! In 1996 they moved to Afghanistan!! Perhaps you should look up some fact before commenting as well.

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    • Born in Canada. Raised in Canada. Lived the first nine years of his life in Canada. Went to school in Canada. Has Canada citizenship and a birth certificate that says he was born in Canada. Makes him a Canadian.

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    • Mal Esther Mal Esther says:

      Teresa Louise NO he did not live the first nine years of his life in Canada!!!! His mother hated Canada and wanted him to be raised in Pakistan!!!

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    • Mal Esther Mal Esther says:

      Teresa Louise NO he did not live the first nine years of his life in Canada!!!! His mother hated Canada and wanted him to be raised in Pakistan!!!

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    • Mal Esther. They went back and forth during the first 4 years of his life but he did live in Canada and was a Canadian citizen. He did attend school in Canada for 3 years before moving permanently back to Pakistan and then Afghanistan. But he was still a Canadian citizen. His mother disliked the western influences on her children and wanted them raised in their culture that is true. How is that his fault? At 10 or 11 he was forced to train for combat. How is that his fault? He was still a child. And still a Canadian citizen. Born in canada. Raised in Canada for the most part and went to school in Canada. Therefore a Canadian.

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    • And therefore the OP of this comment thread is wrong in saying he spent less than a month in Canada. He spent MOST of the first 9 years of his life here.

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    • Susan Csapo Susan Csapo says:

      No he did not!!!!!!

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    • Susan Csapo, where is your info? Your proof? Because all accounts state he was born here, lived here for a year, back and forth for the next few years, here for 3 years and then at age 9 moved back to Pakistan and then at about 10 or 11 to afghanistan. If you know otherwise please elaborate.

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    • Susan Csapo Susan Csapo says:

      It’s been on every news feed in the last few weeks. Born here moved over seas.

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    • Yes. Moved overseas when he was 9.

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    • Susan Csapo “newsfeed?” Do you bother to look up/research anything that comes up on your “newsfeed” to make sure that it’s actually correct? Cuz last week an article about how to lose 40 pounds in 2 weeks showed up on mine and we know that ain’t gonna happen.

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    • Mal Esther Mal Esther says:

      No his family and him moved right after he born Teresa Louise. They only returned to Canada because his father the terrorist was injured and wanted the free health care. As soon as he was well they moved back to Pakistan. He was in Canada maybe 2 years from age 1 to 10.

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    • Kate Ergovan Kate Ergovan says:

      Mal Esther sources please before any of us believe your horseshit.

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    • Mal Esther Mal Esther says:

      Kate Ergovan The facts were written in the book Guantanamo’s Child and that book is referenced as to the timeline of the family and Omar in Canada….or I should say NOT in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Khadr

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    • One last time. His family moved back and forth between Canada and Pakistan and Afghanistan between birth and age 5 or 7. He spent time in all three countries. Then he went to school in Canada for a couple years in Canada and then the family moved again when he was 9. Those are the facts.

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    • Susan Csapo he was actually born in Canada …..
      In Toronto

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    • Peggy Zubyk Peggy Zubyk says:

      Susan Csapo What does this mean exactly: “This family used up Canada and now will continue with more family!!!”?

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    • Susan Csapo Susan Csapo says:

      I know he was born in Canada. I know his family wanted his citizenship. I know they came for the health care.I know he will fill that house with Infidels.I know Turdumps plans and I know this is Soros and his 1% is pushing this. Look world wide do you see what’s going on here? It should have gone to court and fought.These politicians are traitors and should be held accountable. Just like the covering up the media does!! You keep your head in the sand while the rest load up!!

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    • You are right, but his family left Canada before he was a 18 months old

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  3. How about he shows his remorse for his murderous ways and gives some of that money to the family of the soldier he killed.

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    • Jason Morton Jason Morton says:

      He was a kid. He was forced into a situation where he either fought for the side they pinned on him or he’d get beheaded or worse.

      Plus it hadn’t been proven he killed anyone, if you had been paying attention.

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    • How about all the soldiers who have ever killed anyone in combat show remorse and give money to those they killed during war and during combat.

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      I wonder if Jill therefore thinks that victims of North American soldiers should be paid restitution? (Let alone other combatants)

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    • I do pay attention thank you. He was there no? He did plead guilty no?
      Lots of criminals recant their guilty plea after the fact. I would to save my own ass.

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    • The family already got 134 million pay out why should he pay them out of his 10 million. .. i don’t agree with him killing the guy but come on she don’t deserve more money on top of that its not going to bring him bk, she received a lot already u ppl just too much

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    • Kasha Khai Nero yes she was awarded that but she has not got a cent. It is hard to collect 10,000 in a civil suit let alone 134 mill. I am just saying if he feels such remorse why not prove it.

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    • Teresa Louise are they all traitors to their country?

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    • Right! After all, he did say he ‘didn’t hit the jackpot’ it’s a time for Remembering. So how much remembering and remorse did he have when he got that money?! Bet no one deserving saw any of it!!

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    • how about the countries(!!) who invaded his country fess up to their criminal acts.

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    • Jill Lovelock how is he a traitor? He was forced to fight – do some research on child soldiers. Also, if the place you and your family was living in was stormed by armed men who were attacking you and shooting you and your family and friends (illegally and not during a sanctioned war… or even at all regardless of the reason) and you fought back, is that being a traitor or is that defending yourself? If your 15 year old son was attacked and he threw a weapon and it killed someone is that being a traitor to his country?

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    • Jill Lovelock how is he a traitor? He was forced to fight – do some research on child soldiers. Also, if the place you and your family was living in was stormed by armed men who were attacking you and shooting you and your family and friends (illegally and not during a sanctioned war… or even at all regardless of the reason) and you fought back, is that being a traitor or is that defending yourself? If your 15 year old son was attacked and he threw a weapon and it killed someone is that being a traitor to his country?

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    • So why was he there? Let’s summarize; he was a Canadian of Egyptian and Palestinian descent building IEDs in Afghanistan. His country wasn’t attacked as he is Canadian, so he was participating in armed insurrection as part of Al Khada

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    • Well Jill Lovelock if they havent gotten their money, they should take it up with the american government as its their problem.

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    • Lloyd Webb Lloyd Webb says:

      Child soldier is a bs copout, at 15 I knew what was right and wrong. He lost his rights as a Canadian when he took up arms against us in my opinion

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    • He is being awarded for a wrong committed to him. He has no responsibility to give the money to someone you think he did something to. It has never been proven whether he did what he was accused of, and just like in any case, a confession given under duress, you know, the kind of duress you’d be under if you were tortured for years, can’t be relied upon.

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    • He never actually killed anyone so yeah… There’s that.

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  4. While I agree with the OP, it is fruitless to try and change the opinions of the masses. They don’t want to see the facts, they just want to believe the manipulated facts as depicted by most of the media. As long as people are outraged at the situation, their focus on other important agendas will be misplaced and high ranking crimes can keep happening.

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  5. “Some things are worth fighting to the end”. When you have NDP and members of your own party saying this was wrong, it probably is.

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  6. The court only acknowledged that Omar’s supposed rights were violated, the court did not say any amount….that was left up to the government! Justin Trudeau made the decision to pay a convicted terrorist a large amount money!!! Tax payers money!!! Point #5 is not true, although he claims he under duress actually he wasn’t, he played games with both the US and governments!! #4 Omar was never a child soldier, he was not taken from family and held against his will, he participated in the terrorist activities willingly! Justin Trudeau is a terrorist supporter/funder!

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    • Leanne Mckay Leanne Mckay says:

      1) by international standards, he WAS a child soldier. And Canada violated its obligation to rehabilitate child soldiers. One’s opinion on this is irrelevant. By law he was a child.
      2) Harper in 2008 settled with Maher Arar and compensated him 10million…kinda set the precedence eh..
      3)2010 Harper’s administration acknowledged that Khadr was failed by Canadian govt…kinda opened the door for a lawsuit huh..
      4) Khadr was originally suing for $20million in which he would have won. Harper govt spend 5million of taxpayer $ to fight a losing case. Trudeau settled to avoid costing the tax payer more.. Khadr could have cost tax payers over 30mill by the end…becz the Canadian govt was wrong.
      Hate on Trudeau all u want, but Khadr isn’t on him…thats a Harper legacy!!

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    • Roy K. Davis Roy K. Davis says:

      Linda Boutillier Alden Gushnowski still a child soldier. Most of us aren’t interested in being so didactic if the measure of the law calls for cruelty

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    • Camille Ripley he was with family, no strangers thus not a child soldier, plz educate yourself before beak off!

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    • Leanne Mckay again wrong! Do ur research nothing to do with Harper but the liberal government Cretein and Martin, don’t post inaccurate information makes you look stupid as fuck!$

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    • Roy K. Davis Roy K. Davis says:

      Darlene Bailey OMG you don’t know shit about shit. Harper had plenty of chances to make this situation right and the presence of family members doesn’t negate a child soldier status. And even if it did – Most of us aren’t interested in being so didactic

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  7. No no and no.. He still killed someone.. So the men in jail now who were perhaps abused by parents and friends or had a bad upbringing should now be released and apologised to and given millions?? You are really not on this planet..

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    • Ayah Hamade Ayah Hamade says:

      Why are you ppl finding this concept so hard to understand?? The man killed was a medic/soldier illegally invading a country this man was defending. Collateral of war which by the way isnt the issue. Hes a canadian and his rights as one were basically ignored, hence this whole argument. Gosh.

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    • He maimed and amputated many people as well with his IED’s

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    • He’s a POS terrorist no matter how you cut it. Of course you are a terrorist sympathizer Ayah.

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    • Ali C Ali C says:

      Are you forgetting his 10 years of torture and incarceration without trial? Even if he’s guilty of everything, he still went to jail, and wasn’t even treated in accordance with human rights legislation.

      He did his time, let it go.

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    • Janet Butler Janet Butler says:

      And the racist of the day award goes to Nicolette!! Way to show how classless you are.

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    • Ayah Hamade He was fighting his birth Country and fighting with and for OUR ENEMY

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    • Janet Butler no kidding eh?

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    • Ayah Hamade Ayah Hamade says:

      Janet Butler Sandy Mitchell was waiting for that to happen. Classless garbage.

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    • Janet Butler Janet Butler says:

      Looks like she’s got kids too. Sad, breeding new little racists. 🙁

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    • Ayah Hamade Ayah Hamade says:

      Verna DeMerchant pls make some sense. His birthplace is Canada. Seriously ppl if you don’t know shit, stop rambling.

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    • There was/is a war there. Yes, he was on the wrong side. He was a soldier on that wrong side. Not a murderer.

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    • Nicolette Braun like your boyfriend?

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    • you are a bitter ignorant loser

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    • you are a bitter ignorant loser

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    • For arguments sake,,, I’d like to see you throw a bomb away from the people shooting at you… probably wouldn’t as you’d want to save your own skin… it was a firefight

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    • a firefight that at the end of the day buried him under a BIG pile of rubble! Big enough that there is no way he could have been the one that threw the grenade! As usual people with their panties in a bunch regurgitating “alternative facts”! The truth doesn’t even have a chance to get it’s pants on before the lie is half way around the world!

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    • Roy K. Davis Roy K. Davis says:

      Alden Gushnowski still a child soldier. Most of us aren’t interested in being so didactic if the measure of the law calls for cruelty

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    • Brenda Blakeney ask the victims the dead ones widow and the man he blinded!!!!!

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    • Beatrice Howell Do you have the same sympathy for those on the other side of the war who suffered the same? No? You pick and choose who is a murderer and who is just doing their jobs in a war? He was a child who had no option. He was taught to hate, sort of like it seems you were. The difference is, he CHOOSES to not hate and to move forward, unlike the hateful bigots who have a problem with him…. a Canadian citizen. Funny how you all are always saying that the government should look after our own….well he IS our own, just maybe not some people’s preferred colour or religion, I guess.

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    • Linda Graham Linda Graham says:

      Jana Hochachka Your last sentence explains exactly why this has all happened. If’ he’d been treated like most Canadian citizens in the first place he would have had legal help all along and his lawyers would not have sued the Canadian Government and we’d not be out $10,500,000. I’m still trying to figure out how he could have murdered this young man when he was pulled from a pile of rubble. I think in the first place he might have been made a scapegoat because he was the only enemy who came out of that fight alive and able to be punished.

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    • Ayah Hamade he was fighting Canadians and he was born in Canada and I would say that makes him a terrorist.

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    • Verna DeMerchant how is a child a terrorist? They do what they are told to do by their parents. He had no decision in what he did. He was 9 years old I believe, when he was taken there. Does a 9 year old have the power to make their own life decisions? You also have no proof he killed anyone unless you have some information that no one else has?

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  8. Im glad some people have followed this proper plus the amount he was suing for was 20 mill we might have saved 10 mill by settling

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    • Kim Schindel Kim Schindel says:

      Most people only follow the masses….sometimes that word is missing the m.

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    • Well especially in alberta, its not about name calling. We have very conservative media in alberta so we get biased media coverage i dont blame people for following the masses have always been under educated. I blame the journalists following orders and not standing up for old school journalistic integrity

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    • Clinton Clarkson unfortunately unbiased journalism is a thing of the past

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    • I know. But it can come back and is in the era of podcasts

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    • Conservatives generally don’t like to listen to facts.

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    • Well noone does like listening to facts that go against what your friends think no matter what partisan group you are. Just dont identify with any group be who u are not a whole set of values people tell you, you have to follow if you want this one thing you like. Its ridiculous

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    • Lynn Meger Lynn Meger says:

      Actually, what Trudeau did by settling is failed to set a precedent. This means the hundreds of other Canadians who were held and detained in Guantanamo illegally, and without anywhere near the cause that Khadr had given the Americans can now follow the same path, and end up costing taxpayers much much more money in the long run.

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    • U do know the first time it went to court canada lost 9-0 right unanimously… But ok. Also why were we letting these people be detained illegally who allowed that?

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  9. Becki Kehler Becki Kehler says:

    Sooo – one man was awarded 10 million because his basic rights were abused… will this same amount be given to every First Nations person who’s basic rights were abused? Or are we still turning a blind eye to that situation?

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      Apples and oranges, but I would like to see that.

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    • So free colledge education, healthcare, no taxes on purchase of vehicles, land. Nope we don’t to anything for natives at all…

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    • Justin Shepherd and anyone else who agrees with his statement needs to be educated on First Nations treaties and rights. I am First Nation and yes I do pay taxes like you. My healthcare is free to an extent like you. I pay land taxes. And also secondary education funds are available for all Canadians. Just need to know where to look. Educate yourself before attacking a race you know nothing about!!!!

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    • Actually I live in good ole NWT and we are a diverse community. Unfortunately for the rest of Canada you are all incapable of such a dynamic culture. Again I stress, educate yourself.

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    • Lolollol.

      Complains about white people making assumptions..

      Then says “you are all incapable of such a dynamic culture”

      Really? You are all incapable of not drinking away your lives and resorting to drugs and crime.

      Hows that for an assumption?

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    • I think you’re a poor excuse for a human being. How’s that for assumption you racist troll. Not all natives are the same. Like I’m assuming all whites are not the same. Some have class, something you lack Hun.

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    • First nations people get money every single month as payment for crimes committed against them so long ago. Now we have a culture that can’t fend for themselves and they blame white people for their condition.

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    • I just don’t understand why I have to pay for crimes against people from decades ago. I do not agree with people receiving compensation for acts that were done to their ancestors. I do believe we should help people who were actually mistreated….but not the next and next and next generations. There is a certain amount of bad shit that happens to everyone. ..we don’t all get financial compensation or land rights. “Gimme gimmee” attitudes are so prevalent now…and that’s not directed at any one group. The general sense of entitlement of many young adults these days is frightening.

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    • Sorry I forgot to add illiterate to the list of things, Gloria.
      Your previous comment absolutely assumed we were all the same, you racist troll. You said the rest of Canada, was incapable of having a diverse culture.

      Im the troll but someone who isn’t even in Edmonton is stalking an Edmonton group looking for handouts for natives..

      Yep. It’s all me.

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      Lol, ever notice that those complaining that others feel ‘entitled’ are inevitably the entitled ones?
      Pretty entitled to say that the mistreatment of first nations people is historical and not ongoing, and to be able to ignore the consequences of colonialism because it doesn’t affect her.
      Gross.

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  10. I’d like to punch you in the head

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  11. Fact: this has been a issue the UN was not too pleased about and wanted rectified immediately! Who wants a seat on the UN so bad he will sell his own country down the river to get? Hmmm who would that be? Still claiming this as an act of compassion? Give me a break!

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  12. Janet Butler Janet Butler says:

    I know some won’t bother reading it, but sometimes pesky little facts get in the way of our blinding judgement.
    http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/07/07/opinion/what-if-omar-khadr-isnt-guilty

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    • Lynn Meger Lynn Meger says:

      I read this. And it doesn’t matter if he’s guilty of killing that soldier or not. He IS guilty of being a terrorist. The child soldier argument doesn’t work. He was over the age of 14, he wasn’t stolen away from his family, and he wasn’t threatened to join the Taliban.

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  13. You are totally right! I agree with you 100%

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  14. Go and ask ANY CANADIAN MILITARY SERVICEPERSON OR VETERAN as to how they feel after serving their country! Ask about their pension cheques as to how much money they are swimming in! Stuff it try to explain “his feelings”. Enough said.

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  15. Mal Esther Mal Esther says:

    NO NO NO his family is awful and they are NOT CANADIANS in any sense of the word!! They are terrorists and traitors!! His mother and sister lost their passports so many times they were on a watch list!!! His family moved to Pakistan the year before he was born but moved back so he could be born in Canada. THE ONLY REASON HE IS A CANADIAN CITIZEN IS BECAUSE HIS FAMILY USED THE SYSTEM!!! HE SPENT MORE TIME LIVING OUTSIDE CANADA THEN HE DID IN CANADA!! He didn’t live in Canada after he was born until they moved back to Toronto and he enrolled in Grade 1 and they ONLY moved to Toronto so his father could receive free medical care after he was injured AS A TERRORIST. They moved back to Pakistan 3 years later in 1995!! In 1996 they moved to Afghanistan!! This is how terrorists operate and Canada is being a huge enabler!!

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  16. Anti-Terrorism Act..

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  17. Tasha Marie Tasha Marie says:

    Cheyenne Draga

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  18. If the government did their homework prior to allowing his parents into this country they would have seen they both belonged to terrorist organizations. But the gov failed in doing so hence he was born in Canada. His parents should have been penalized for their bad parenting skills sending a child to be taught the ropes of terrorism. So therefore his parents should have paid the price not the Canadian tax payer. At any rate the Gov failed OBVIOUSLY more than once. He was given the money and I do not argue that but you need to go a bit further then scratching the surface. I fault the Government period for the stated reason.

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  19. Urban Cree Urban Cree says:

    Read this. This is a violation of Canadian human rights . What he did was treason and he doesn’t deserve any money. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Indian_residential_school_system

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      Apples and oranges, but a child soldier being illegally tortured isn’t treason, what Canada did to him was.
      Please don’t muddy the waters of two very important issues like this!

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  20. Dean Klassen Dean Klassen says:

    The post is well written… but I still don’t agree with the amount of money he received. I get that his human rights were violated… but I doubt he was the first, and he wasn’t completely innocent. What makes this one so special as opposed to the hundreds of other innocents that have been locked up in Guantanamo? Perhaps I am naive, but most of Canada agrees the settlement is too much.

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  21. Lynn Grant Lynn Grant says:

    So, he was born and raised in Toronto, but was a child soldier? Are u saying he was raised a child solider within Canada?

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    • he wasn’t a soldier until his father took him away to become a soldier…He was indoctrinated into the terrorism way of life… he didn’t choose it himself, his father did.

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    • Lynn Grant Lynn Grant says:

      So he wasn’t raised in Canada? His father raised him in his country.

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    • Lynn Grant Lynn Grant says:

      So he wasn’t raised in Canada? His father raised him in his country.

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    • He was taught how to be a soldier starting at age 9 when the family moved to Afghanistan. So yes, child soldier as he was a child at age 9 and at age 15 when he was taken prisoner. He was raised in Canada as well as in Pakistan and aghanistan as the family moved back and forth between his birth and age 9. He went to elementary school for 2 years in Canada.

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    • Lynn Grant Lynn Grant says:

      Oh ok. I wouldn’t consider that “raised” in Canada then as stated in the original post. But hey, maybe others do.

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    • Lisa Boone Lisa Boone says:

      Lynn, I understand your point, but ultimately he IS a Canadian that Canada turned their backs on starting when Chrétien was PM because it was politically expedient. If our government would have followed proper protocol for a Canadian citizen in the beginning, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

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  22. Khadr caused death of an American special forces medic, U.S. army Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer and injury of Sgt. Layne Morris, who lost an eye.

    American special forces medic, U.S. army Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer has no bright future, no second chance at life. His wife is a widow. His children have no bright future in a life with their Dad.

    Khadr also caused the injury of Sgt. Layne Morris, who lost an eye. He is now mamed and disabled. What is his limited future?

    Because Khadr got the luxury of a bright future and life and now substantial award for terrorism, this does not exonerate him from what he did to cause the death of an American special forces medic, U.S. army Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer and injury of Sgt. Layne Morris, who lost an eye.

    You’re mistaking your indoctrination/ opinion for education. That is the only ignorance. Your ability to cut copy and paste is not necessarily FACT.

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  23. Oh, were you there? You know firsthand what was done to him? Because what happened in gitmo is usually kept pretty secret.

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  24. As far as I am concerned if you are a terrorist that supports the mass murder of other people you have no rights. And I’m pretty sure you can not be a nurse or any other health care professional if you have a criminal record…. which he does.

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  25. If Khadr was born in Canada, when did he leave to the country where he became a “child terrorist”? What country did he commit his crimes in? What prompted him to return to Canada or was he returned via extradition? These are missing bits of info that are very important to factor in as well. To me, if you commit crimes (esp war crimes) in another country, you should lose your rights as a citizen of where you were born or raised. Numerous countries revoke the citizenship of those who leave their country to commit acts of terror. Given that Khadr may have been coerced into a life of crime doesn’t mean holding him accountable until all facts are settled is a violation of your citizen rights. By Khadr’s own admission he was a terrorist and was treated as such. How many other innocent (or half innocent) people are in prison and tortured or raped frequently because they don’t have a good enough lawyer like Khadr has? Too many to count. There are plenty of Canadian citizens being detained and tortured in prisons over seas that no one will ever know about. Khadr is one lucky mofo. Let’s hope he doesn’t blow it.

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  26. Dianne Slade Dianne Slade says:

    Excellent post!

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  27. Stacy Byrne Stacy Byrne says:

    He gave up any “rights” when he took up arms against us and our allies

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  28. Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

    I don’t give two shots or a rats ass. What other shit is going on in the world that this article is trying to hide? What other important things is this story distracting you from

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    • You’re insane

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Because I realize there are other issues in the world that are more important than this? Because I realize that this is just something to stir up drama and take away from other issues in the world? Why are we focused on one person when we should be focusing on bigger and better things.

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    • Yes im sure this was just a ploy to entertain us while they did something else.

      Check yourself in crazy you need to up your meds and take off the foil hat

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Hey I’m not saying entertain I’m saying it’s a way to distract us from the bigger problems that are going on in the world. Like war and sex slavery and the rights and freedoms of others being oppressed. People starving. People being beaten and tortured because of their beliefs or because they chose to speak out for something that is right and here we are bickering about some kid that may or may not have killed someone.

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    • Rye Weskey Rye Weskey says:

      Ruth, they’re called sheep for a reason…

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      True enough

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  29. I wish someone would wipe that smile off his face. He deserves to be in prison for treason the terrorist bastard.

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  30. Ok so now after a lifetime being told to kill us suddenly he’s an upstanding Canadian citizen and a threat to no one because he got 10 million. Ok.

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    • Kate Ergovan Kate Ergovan says:

      Oooor probably he grew up while in guantanamo, saw his parents were shite for what they did to him and decided to live a changed life? Cause no one changes right?…right?

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    • Kate Ergovan Kate Ergovan says:

      Oooor probably he grew up while in guantanamo, saw his parents were shite for what they did to him and decided to live a changed life? Cause no one changes right?…right?

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    • Kate Ergovan not without therapy after a lifetime of indoctrination and I highly doubt being tortured(if in fact he even was) made him a better person , that’s like saying prison makes criminals better ppl. To top this off there is pics of this psycho walking around with severed appendages of non Muslims AND he was already caught contacting ppl he made acquaintance with in gitmo, you are one stupid liberal bitch ain’t ya. Voted Trudeau I suppose. Moron.

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  31. The only ignorance hurting Canada is the kind expressed in this post. You actually think regardless of him being born or what happened to him as a child, he deserve so much more money for fighting against Canada then our men and women do who fight for Canada. Fuck Omar and Fuck you. Are brave men and women who give up there family and there lives to fight for our freedom deserve millions not god damn terrorists. I don’t care if he wants to be fucking nurse or a priest. He lost his rights when he fought against this country that’s how it should be. This kind of payment is disgusting to see when our veterans are broke, can’t afford prescriptions or proper care due to Injury and the government abandons them.

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  32. Patsy Funk Patsy Funk says:

    Shaun Merritt

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  33. Ray Dickson Ray Dickson says:

    Our Justice’ system is a joke. They let a guy walk the street s after cutting of a persons head off of on bus. As long as he stays on his meds. Bullshit! You kill some one crazy or not you should die or be jailed. 10 million for the other murder is another joke. I hope karma takes care of both of these special snow flakes and many more like them.

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    • the payout had nothing to do with that US soldier’s death… read the facts… it was about what happened to him while in Guatanamo Bay by the US. The Cdn govt allowed him to be tortured against our own laws

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    • Ray Dickson Ray Dickson says:

      So tax payer reward the murder with 10 million. He is still a murder no matter how you spin doctor it.

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  34. Thank god, finally someone “gets” it instead of being judgemental without researching all the facts. Well said OP. And to the people saying he’s a murderer, he killed someone. That is what happens during wartimes. Sad but true, but all soldiers may have to kill. That’s just the ugly truth. Just so happens he was on a different side through no fault of his own.

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  35. Peter Chanak Peter Chanak says:

    Shoutout Edmonton should stay more anonymous. Who ever you are, remember one thing, stupid people don’t know they are stupid.

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  36. Iesha Haas Iesha Haas says:

    I wonder what the president Donald Trump thinks about this going on with Omar Khadr?

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  37. Teresa Louise it’s a matter of public record because it was part of the trial.

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  38. So he is a traitor…remember Louis Riel? I sure knew right from wrong at age 15. Guess you never saw the interview I saw with his mother and sister on Fifth Estate…true Canadians do not bite the hands that feed them.

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  39. The trump card in all this is he committed treason and should be imprisoned for life

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  40. Kate Ergovan Kate Ergovan says:

    Melody Naubert lol so you vacation in Guantanamo eh? Haha get outta here you gomer.

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  41. While I do understand, and I don’t necessarily agree… But I seriously doubt that he would ever become a nurse. He’s a freakin’ millionaire!

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      Actually, court costs will devour most of the settlement, but having money doesn’t suddenly make a person stop wanting to be a valued part of society!

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  42. No.
    He left Canada to fight against our allies.
    That’s treason.

    He committed murder. Regardless of his age.

    How many other Canadian murderers get $10mil?

    Your telling me he deserved a pay out for treason, murder, and war crimes?

    Get bent

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  43. Linda Shave Linda Shave says:

    Very well said!!!! This post is the most educated statement and am glad someone finally put it to words rather than opinions.

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  44. it was more than being kept awake for a few hours… one of the tortures involved making him drink so much water that he needed to urinate then not allowing him the use of a washroom… when he relieved himself and soiled his clothes they made him use himself as a human mop… then there were the hours spent on his knees with his hands behind his head… and more things that the guards were reprimanded for.. fully documented

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  45. He does not deserve compensation. I am still livid this happened.

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  46. Whoever wrote this should be charged with treason alongside omar and trudeau

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  47. Oh hey btw tell your crap to the loved ones of dead soliders

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  48. He was a prisoner cauptured by the Americans in battle. Canadian rights stopped when Khadr left Canada. He got a lawyer and a fair trial by US military laws…Child soldiers are taken by force and forced to fight. Khadr was born a terrorist and fought willingly…..if you heard what he said he in the interview he pretty well admitted to doing it when he didn’t deny it happened, meaning it did!

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  49. I dont care about his past or his nationality. He was an active terrorist. He deserves the death penalty, not a fucking payout on the taxpayers dime. Might as well rename Canada “Terrorisms Bitch”. I am utterly disgusted by the actions of Trudunce and the libtards, and I’m a liberal myself. But i wont be during the next election. #Scheer2019. That is, if Trudeau doesnt get tossed out the door before then.

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  50. Lynn Meger Lynn Meger says:

    1. The ruling did not determine a settlement. The ruling was that his rights were violated when Canadian Authorities questioned him while knowing he was sleep deprived and while he was underage, then sharing the results of said questioning with the US. Canada did not unlawfully detain him, Canada did not torture him, in fact Canada had nothing whatsoever to do with his initial detainment, nor any charges that followed said containment.

    2. Your definition of a child soldier means that every single extremist out there – ok maybe not every single one, but the overwhelming majority – are child soldiers, whether they’re under the age of 14 or not (which is the UNs requirement by the way, and Khadr was 15, a few weeks shy of 16)

    3. The government recompense for the Supreme Court ruling was allowing Khadr to serve out his sentence in Canada, and then setting him free for “time served”

    The Canadian government had zero control over what went on in Guantanamo. Everyone knew what was going on, and everyone decried the Human Rights violations – including Canada. It wasn’t until 2008 with the election of Obama that anything started happening to address these issues. There were many other Canadians held in Guantanamo who were not arrested in a Taliban stronghold, who’s father wasn’t a known associate of Osama Bin Laden. Fairly sure these were the inmates who got priority when it came time to addressing their rights and freedoms.

    And Justin did Gift him that money. Civil Court would have determined the damages done by Canada and what compensation was owed him by Canada. The majority of what you cite here is:

    1. Not provable. Again, the Canadian Government was found guilty of violating Khadr’s rights on ONE occasion in 2003/2004 when they questioned him while knowing he was sleep deprived and without representation when he was a minor, then sharing that information with the US government.

    2. Not done by Canada, therefore not to be compensated by Canada.

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  51. Lynn Meger Lynn Meger says:

    Actually the cases are completely different.

    Khadr was captured in the middle of a war zone and detained by American soldiers in 2002 (no canadians) he wasn’t questioned by Canadian authorities until after he had already been a prisoner in Guantanamo for almost 2 years.

    The cases YOU are citing, those individuals were captured and detained based on information given to foreign authorities by Canadian authorities, making their arrest/capture and subsequent torture 100% Canadas fault.

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  52. Lynn Meger Lynn Meger says:

    Actually, you and this poster seem to not know how the court system works.

    Civil Court is not Criminal Court (or the Supreme Court). Civil Court would determine the worth of the damage Khadr suffered for Canadian Authorities questioning him AFTER he was already a prisoner of Gitmo (a place Canada has no power) while knowing he was sleep deprived, without a lawyer present, while he was underage, and then sharing the information with the US government.

    Here’s the thing. Those actions did not CAUSE his detainment. Those actions did not add any time to his detainment. And those actions didn’t make anything worse for Khadr than they already were.

    The damage done to him was done primarily by the American government, not the Canadian. And a Civil Court case would have been able to put weight to this.

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  53. So many ignorant people in these comments who assume before doing any research. They google fake media pictures and assume it’s him calling him a killer etc. When there is no proof. So disappointing.

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  54. The only substantiated allegation is the sleep deprivation. Worth 10 mil? In Syrian prisons, survivors (the lucky ones) tell stories of having to drink their own urine. Daily physical and sexual abuse. The cases I cited are people who deserved every penny.

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  55. Very well said and true…this is not about whether he is guilty or not.!!! This is about a child be held and tortured and his government knowingly let it happen…can you folks not read??? or listen??? Good luck Omar!!! and thank you to his lawyer who saw this child being tortured and saved his life!!! Please, my fellow Canadians…have some compassion and don’t listen to politicians with their own agenda…

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  56. He was found guilty in a different country. If he has axes to grind, he should be suing them.
    I wrote that.

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  57. Don’t quit your day job cause I don’t see being a lawyer in your future unless it’s for television

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  58. Alana Ross Alana Ross says:

    Who determines how much money is paid out? It’s a ridiculous sum of money and our veterans and their families suffer without anything NEAR this kind of payout. Do any other countries pay this kind of settlement? What about POW? When the govt fails them? They are held captive and tortured do they get large sums as an apology for the govt not helping them?

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      It’s a court settlement, not a payout. The courts determined the amount, saving Canada at least 10 million by settling.
      If you have so many questions about national and international laws, Google is at your fingertips!

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  59. Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

    Lol, Lynn seems unaware that this was in fact a court settlement! The irony!

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  60. Matt Stober Matt Stober says:

    Can Canada just stop going to wars with other countries, so we dont pay or have contact with people like omar

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  61. Hey admins – stop being hypocrites and deleting posts. Why can this traitor talk about omar but i cant talk about my dead solider friend?
    Fuck you all

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  62. Nadine Adam Nadine Adam says:

    Ugh give me a break

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  63. To those of you who are still calling this man a murderer despite his circumstances, please stand up if you had the same view of Vince Li, a Chinese national, not a Canadian, who beheaded a kid on a bus, miraculously healed through drugs he refused to take previously, is now living among us and under a new name. Why don’t we send him home? Or have him pay for his crime? Do you really think our taxes are not helping this guy?

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  64. Well said. Thank you for not being one of the misinformed

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  65. Shari Heiser Shari Heiser says:

    You’re right. But I still don’t like it. He was here long enough to know right from wrong.

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  66. Gavin Boser Gavin Boser says:

    And how do we deal with citizens that left our country to fight along side ISIS? When they fuck up and our held accountable for their actions… do we take into account the fact that daddy didn’t love them enough, or maybe loved them too much?!?! No, they are recognized as terrorist and treated as such. This fuck is no different.

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  67. Nope nope nope- sorry I won’t

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  68. Rye Weskey Rye Weskey says:

    Because Zeitgeist!

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  69. Ryan Barker Ryan Barker says:

    I disagree with this as it is filled with misinformation!!!

    1- Omar Khadr was born in Canada, but he lived in Afghanistan and other countries, taking terrorist training and building weapons used against coalition forces for 7 years until his capture. He was not A Canadian citizen anymore.

    2- The only Lawsuit’s that Khadr has been in is one with the Supreme Court and the ruling from that one said his rights were violated. The other one that Khadr was in was one in Ohio where an American judge found him guilty of killing and wounding an American soldier and awarding the Victims of that killing/injury 130 million. Yes Khadr was sued by the Speers Family.

    3- yes this is true. Trudeau solely made the decision to pay out Khadr, despite there not being any judgement on a court case that Khadr was suing Canada for. This sets a poor precedence as he is paying out an admitted terrorist and a traitor.

    4- His (Khadr) whole family should be put on trial for being traitors to Canada.

    5- Khadr should not of plead guilty if he was not guilty.. show some honor and integrity to your word.

    My final thoughts on this, according to recent polls on this subject. 71% of Canadians are strongly opposed to this payout to a traitor and a terrorist. Is it not the duty of our democratically elected officials to support what the majority of Canadians want. To me, the 71% speaks way louder than the 29% believe this payout is acceptable.

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  70. we will never know the whole truth. It was combat, war socks. No one wins.

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  71. Ron Remouche Ron Remouche says:

    Turdoh narcissist Muslim asshole idiot!!!!!

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  72. Candise Martin
    Idk I just found this, it’s an interesting little read

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    • The guy is a goddamn terrorist and a murderer he deserves to be locked away not paid off

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    • No worries. Either way regardless of what all these left wing liberals and Islamic supporters rattle of in their blogs or whatever he is a terrorist and a murderer no matter how you look at it as far as I am concerned

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    • Unless he was a child soldier, then it wasn’t entirely his fault
      I mean I can’t say much because I don’t know much lol

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    • Kristy Mondor he wasn’t a child soldier he was born and raised Canadian left Canada and rebuked his citizenship to join Isis. He chose to be a terrorist and now our government has paid him for it

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  73. Jayn Edmonds Jayn Edmonds says:

    If the invasion of Afghanistan/Middle East is deemed illegal (which it’s NEVER been deemed legal or justified to this day), then is it the military that’s hurting Canada?

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  74. Shayne Brule Shayne Brule says:

    If my rights were violated I’d want more than 10 M. Just sayin’.

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  75. Your a brain washed snowflake… those are not facts.

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