Thursday, May 7, 2015

Canadian judge could free former teen terrorist who killed US Army medic

A former teen terrorist who killed a U.S. Army Delta Force medic in Afghanistan in 2002 could go free Thursday, if a Canadian judge rules the former Guantanamo Bay detainee once sentenced to 40 years in prison has changed his jihadist ways. Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was just 15 when he threw the grenade that killed U.S. Army medic Christopher Speer in Afghanistan during a 2002 firefight, will learn his fate in an Edmonton courtroom. Now 28, Khadr claims to be a different person from the young Al Qaeda follower who killed Speer, but critics say he has not paid the price. “Omar Khadr is a convicted Al Qaeda terrorist, guilty of war crimes," Ezra Levant, author of “The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr,” told "He murdered a U.S. medic in cold blood. A jury sentenced him to 40 years in prison, but President Obama offered him a plea deal for just eight years, and now parole will reduce that further. This isn’t sufficient, especially given that Khadr has never publicly renounced terrorism or Al Qaeda, or his own father’s terrorism.”... Continue reading at

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