Omar Khadr, now 28, an al Qaeda terrorist who was imprisoned at GITMO, is now a cover boy on a Canadian magazine, MACLEAN’S.
Khadr in 2002 was seen planting roadside bombs to be used against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
“It’s a disgrace that he is on the cover of a mainstream news magazine, being portrayed as a victim, and in the company of two real victims, including a victim of Islamic terrorism,” Ezra Levant told FoxNews.com. Levant is the author of “The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr.”
“Khadr’s transformation from a racist, sexist, Jew-hating terrorist, into a celebrity and folk hero is the result of nearly 10 years of combined propaganda by leftist journalists and lawyers – with Khadr as the willing participant,” Levant said. “They have managed to transform a pathological murderer into a ‘victim,’ providing Al Qaeda with a great PR victory,” Fox News reported.
The magazine describes him as one of three pictured victims of “searing personal tragedy” and he is standing next to a sexual assault victim left for dead and a woman kidnapped by Somali pirates. Leftists, including the UN and the anti-American left in Canada, took up his cause in part because he was only 16 when he committed his crimes.
Khadr admitted to a military commission in 2010 that he tossed the grenade that mortally wounded army medic Sgt. Christopher Speer in 2002. Speer sustained severe head wounds from the explosion and died 12 days later, leaving behind a wife and two children.
Khadr’s lawyers have said he only confessed in order to cut a plea deal that ultimately got him out of Guantanamo. But Khadr has since admitted to the attack in interviews with the Canadian press.
He admitted to other mining operations and harassing attacks against the US military.
Khardr’s father is a senior al Qaeda operative who was closely associated with Osama bin laden. Khadr and his brother flew from Canada to Afghanistan to fight against the US.
He was deemed to be high risk and recommended for continued detention. Obama’s justice department offered him an eight year sentence instead after having been imprisoned in GITMO for 10 years. He was to serve the remainder of his sentence in Canada but he’s out on bail indefinitely. His monitoring bracelet has been removed and the monitoring software has been removed from his laptop.
He has never expressed any remorse. When he was released from prison, Twitter lit up with comments from women about his “dreamy smile” and one even noticed his dimple. One fool – a man – tweeted, Omar Khadr is Canada’s Dryfuss case – rank anti-Muslim prejudice. Justice finally prevails. A disgrace to Canada’s honor and values.
Captain Alfred Dreyfus has come to be a universal symbol of injustice.