According to many published reports over the past months and years, as a Canadian, I'm supposed to be outraged by the fact the US is holding one our citizens.
After all, I'm frequently reminded, Omar Khadr was only 15 when he was apprehended by the US military and sent to Guantanomo Bay where he's been held ever since. The great ogre that is America has held young Khadr without - as yet - a trial. Woe is us! America has trampled the rights of one of our valuable citizens!
Well, except that Omar Khadr was raised to be a militant islamist by his parents. His father was one of Osama bin Laden's lieutenants and a trusted member of the al-Qaida network. He and his brothers spent time in an Afghanistan terror training camp. His mother and sister returned to Canada a couple of years ago and promptly went on lengthy tirades against Canada and the evils of western society while also promoting jihad and terrorist attacks. (His father, who was known as "The Canadian" in al-Qaida circles, was killed in a gunbattle in Afghanistan which was certainly no loss to our society).
One brother, who rejected terrorism and spoke out against his father and family is considered the "black sheep" of the family. That's right: he's the bad one because he didn't want to kill anyone or commit suicide while doing it.
Omar, himself, is in Guantanomo Bay for throwing a grenade into the face of Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, a US medic. In other words, he murdered the man in cold blood.
Well, I do feel sorry for Omar. He was raised to be a killer and that's what he became. He should have been removed from his parents' sphere of influence and brought up in a proper Canadian home where he would have learned tolerance and respect. Maybe an Xbox game would have been enough to satisfy any violent tendencies as it seems to do for many children in our society.
But, I don't feel one-one millionth as sorry for him as I do for Christopher Speer and his family. Nor do I for one second denounce my government for refusing to interfere or the US for holding him where ever they feel is necessary. The Americans have said they won't seek the death penalty for Khadr which is more compassion than he ever showed for Sgt. Speer or anyone else in the west.
Frankly, the Khadrs are a perfect example of the failed policy of multiculturalism. They should be stripped of their citizenship and removed from this country immediately. We have no use for terrorists or their advocates and the Khadrs as they have clearly stated on numerous occasions, have no use for us.