Khadr is not a Canadian. He is a jihadi combatant with a Canadian passport. He joined a terrorist organization at his own free will, he was fighting on the enemy side, he killed a soldier of an allied nation and I doubt that he would have spared the life of a Canadian soldier, if he had encountered one.
...We, unlike too many, remember terrorism is bred in the bone of Omar Khadr.What we need is a law that would clearly define fighting on the enemy side as treason and strip anyone guilty of it (immigrant or Canadian-born) of his Canadian citizenship. That will rid Canada of all the Khadr khrap for good.
We remember how Jean Chretien used diplomatic leverage as PM to rescue Omar Khadr's father, Egyptian-born Amed Khadr, from the Pakistanis following his 1995 arrest for a deadly bombing in Islamabad.
We remember Ahmed Khadr then went to ground in Afghanistan, and met with al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden, who reportedly attended his daughter's wedding in 1999, two years before unleashing 9/11.
We remember how Amed Khadr was killed in 2003 during a gun battle with Pakistani military, two years after his then 15-year-old son -- poster boy Omar -- was planting landmines in Afghanistan before being wounded in a gunfight with U.S. soldiers.
And, oh yes, after allegedly tossing the grenade that landed him in Gitmo for killing a U.S. medic, Sgt. Christopher Speer.
When was the last time anyone cried for Speer?...