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