Terrorist apologists celebrate Gitmo release of ‘child soldier’ Omar Khadr

Canadian jihadist and convicted terrorist Omar Khadr is back on Canadian soil after being released from Gitmo.

The Associated Press reports:

Vic Toews said Saturday that 26-year-old Omar Khadr arrived at a military base on a U.S. government plane early Saturday and has been transferred to Millhaven maximum security prison in Bath, Ontario.

Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and was eligible to return to Canada from Guantanamo Bay last October under terms of a plea deal.

Khadr was 15 when he was captured in 2002 in Afghanistan, and has spent a decade at Guantanamo, the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

A reminder from the Department of Defense:

Omar Khadr pleaded guilty, pursuant to a pre-trial agreement in a military commission, to murder in violation of the law of war, attempted murder in violation of the law of war, conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism, and spying.

Terrorism apologists herald Khadr as a victim and an abused “child soldier.” The Weekly Standard destroys that argument:

Omar Khadr was not a “child soldier,” as he has been widely labeled. He worked for al Qaeda – a global terrorist organization. His was a teenager when his life was saved by American medics after an extended firefight. Teenagers are tried as adults in North America regularly. And Khadr clearly did not think of himself as a child when fighting American forces. According to the stipulation of fact agreed upon by both parties during Khadr’s military trial, Khadr refused to flee the firefight even after American soldiers asked for all women and children to evacuate the premises.

But try telling that to the morally bankrupt people who lionize Khadr.

This “hero” killed an actual hero, Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, in an al Qaeda firefight with American forces.


And today Khadr’s release from Gitmo is being celebrated.

The Globe and Mail referred to Khadr as “Canadian al-Qaeda terrorist and murderer Omar Khadr.” Evidently that accurate description is appalling to terrorism apologists.


A prediction from Canadian commentator Ezra Levant:

  • BlueGood

    OMFG…Say it isn’t so….about 75% of CANADIANS DID NOT WANT HIM BACK HERE!

    DISGUSTING…I’m gonna go hurl now….


    Actually I was understating…online poll now says over 90% do NOT want him back


    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      I don’t blame the 90% who didn’t want him back. He’s a gross blemish to your country.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos run Canada with an iron fist. And now they get to have a murdering war criminal in their midst. The leftwingwackos must be so proud of themselves.

  • Jack Deth

    How hard would it be to implant a small GPS device at the base of the skulls of each detainee for future Hellfire drone reference?

    Or to save money. Add a small explosive charge and negate an international incident?

    Just asking.

  • jdog

    He should have got the death penalty. We could have avoided this discussion entirely. Torture? Please. Canadian prison likely to be far less pleasant than Gitmo,

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    He should rot in Gitmo (or an American prison) for the rest of his life after killing one of our soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer. At 15 he knew damn well what he was doing.
    Now this jerk gets moved to a prison in his own country, basically going home, yet Sgt. 1st Class Speer will never get to go home again. Khadr most likely will get to see his family in visits, Speer will never be able to again. That is not fair!

    Those Tweeters above are sickening disgraces to morality.

  • Jim Cooper

    Yeah…Barry’s appeasement plan is working real good for US.

  • tjp77

    Wait, so this guy was a Canadian citizen, who willfully made his way to Afghanistan for the purpose of fighting for Al Qaeda?

    That’s not a ‘child soldier’.

    Someone should explain to these people that actual child soldiers are kids who are forcibly taken or kidnapped from their families at an early age, brainwashed and drugged by their commanders, then forced to fight with no choice in the matter.

    Slight difference between that and Omar Khadr’s situation.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Go figure Aher Maher would comment on that. Canada’s failure to call it what it is resulted in this man getting MILLIONS in a settlement. He has ties to terror period. And lookie, now that he has nothing to worry about (you think Canada will touch him again?) he openly bleats his support for a little martyr wannabe.

  • txsoutherngrace

    Idiocracy is a communicable disease. A 15 year old that makes his way from Canada to fight with AQ …. is not a child soldier.

  • Wishsong

    Hang ’em all.

  • WingedBishop

    Was there a shortage of rope and people who could tie a noose along the way?

  • andycanuck

    And here’s a photo of young Omar–raised as a terrorist by his terrorist dad. [Disturbing image.]