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Canadian Gov’t To Apologize, Pay $10.5M To Man Imprisoned After Killing A U.S. Soldier

Omar Khadr, a former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay that killed a U.S. soldier, will receive an apology along with millions of dollars from the Canadian government.

As reported by The Associated Press, $10.5 million Canadian ($8 million American) is set to be received by the killer after Khadr’s lawyers struck a deal with the government in June.

In 2010 Khadr pleaded guilty to the killing of American special forces medic U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer.

Khadr was captured by U.S. forces as a 15-year-old when it was suspected he threw a grenade at Speer during a firefight.

A military commission charged him with war crimes after he was sent to Guantanamo Bay.

He returned to his home country of Canada in 2012, just two years after he pleaded guilty, where he would serve the remainder of his sentence.

He was released in May 2015 as he appealed his guilty plea, claiming that it was made under duress.

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that evidence obtained by Canadian intelligence was gained under “oppressive circumstances,” such as sleep deprivation.

Once the evidence was gained during interrogation at Guantanamo Bay in 2003, Canadian intelligence then shared the information with U.S. officials.

Khadr (left) – Image via CBC

A $20 million wrongful imprisonment lawsuit against the Canadian government was subsequently filed by his lawyer, claiming that the government violated international law by not protecting its own citizen and conspiring with the United States.

Another American soldier that was blinded by the grenade and the widow of Speer, filed wrongful death and injury lawsuit against Khadr in 2014. They feared that he might get his hands on some part of the $20 million wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.

Although a U.S. judge granted $134.2 million in damages in 2015, it is unlikely that the soldier and Speer’s widow will receive any of the money as Khadr lives in Canada.

According to his lawyers, he was pushed to war by his father, Ahmed Said Khadr, whose family briefly stayed with Usama bin Laden when he was a boy.

A Pakistani military helicopter killed Khadr’s father in 2003 when they shelled a house he was staying in with senior Al Qaeda operatives.

Sources:
Fox News
Breitbart
CBC

42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. iamjonbradley

    July 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Fuck you Canada

  2. Robert Eder

    July 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    If true, no words. God bless America. I’m an atheist and will repeat, God bless America.

    • Tobi Alafin

      July 15, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Amen.

  3. mark white

    July 5, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Once proud Canada is turning into a cesspool under liberals.

  4. Matt D

    July 5, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    We arnt happy about it either you know. He’s a terrorist. It’s Trudeaus “look how loving we are” attitude.

    A terrorist is a terrorist no matter where he lives and this is utter bullshit that this man is allowed to live, let alone get compansated

    • freenclear

      July 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Whatever. Get rid of that cocklicker and you can come back to the big boy table. Til then, fuck you. It’s your mess, clean it up.

    • David Calvani

      July 6, 2017 at 1:24 am

      Get rid of Trudeau — by any means necessary.

  5. January

    July 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Born in Toronto, grew up in Pakistan, his father was accused of being an associate of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, confesses that he built and helped place explosives for Al Qaeda because he was a little 15 year old terrorist and now will be given $10.5 million because he was sleep deprived??? Canada the next England. A little terrorist comes home to roost.

    • Liberty and Truth

      July 7, 2017 at 5:07 am

      Well no, he is getting 10 million because the Canadian government refused to bail him out of jail so to speak. The judgement was for a violation of his charter rights under the Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms that says our government should have demanded his return

      . Our government basically said “You leave Canada, join a terrorist organisation, attack one of our closest allies and were captured? Good luck asshole we are not going to bail you out, Canadian or not!”

      • January

        July 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

        Got it. If Canada would have demanded that our country turn him over to them, would they have charged him with terrorism? If they had, then he wouldn’t have had a case and $10 million wouldn’t be paid out?

        • Liberty and Truth

          July 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

          Well he didn’t commit an act against Canada directly so I am not totally sure about the legality of it as far as Canada personally charging him.

          But in theory yes, if we had requested that he be returned to us and we stuck him in prison ourselves, this payout never would have happened. People are outraged up here that we have such stupid fucking laws this guy could get compensated in any way whatsoever after leaving our country to commit a terrorist Act.

        • Liberty and Truth

          July 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm

          In this particular case no, it would not have prevented the judgment because it happened before Harper passed the law and in fact before he was ever prime minister. The law Stephen Harper put in place then Justin Trudeau got rid of would have prevented this from happening in the future since his Canadian citizenship would have been revoked he would not be able to complain his Charter rights were violated as a Canadian.

          Both Jean Chretien and Paul Martin before him as liberal prime ministers also refused to ask for his return. This actually really pissed me off during the official apology today as the current government tried to blame the entire thing and entire reason the payout is being made solely on Stephen Harper and his government.

          • January

            July 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

            It all makes sense now. The blame game happens here in the states also. This is almost like our traitor, defector Bergdahl, except when Obama brought him back people thought he was going to get off on it. I’m strong on, if a citizen leaves their country to fight with terrorist that kills citizens of their country and allies that they should lose their citizenship. From what I’ve read about Khadr, he really wasn’t raised in Canada. I feel bad for you guys on this one. I’m willing the bet the money won’t stay in Canada.

          • Liberty and Truth

            July 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm

            The money might not actually stay in Canada for a different reason than you think. The wife of the soldier he killed has a hundred and thirty-four million dollar outstanding judgment against him for wrongful death. As soon as it came out that he might receive this money they have filed to fight in Canadian court for the judgment to go to them as part of the payment of the outstanding American lawsuit. He may yet have to turn the entire thing over.

          • January

            July 7, 2017 at 11:19 pm

            I read about that the other day. I know they won the case in Utah but wasn’t sure if they had filed in Canada. Since Canada can’t stop him from getting the money, I hope the law suit does. I hope they win the case and he doesn’t have a dime left. Did Canada actually turn over the money to him yet? I could picture him taking off to the Middle East again. I read a couple articles where they felt sorry for him since he was only 15 and called him a kid. I’m sorry but he was raised by terrorists to be a terrorist and was no longer a kid. He was brainwashed and sitting those years in Gitmo didn’t help any being with other terrorist locked up there. To bad when he won his case, because of the law, he wasn’t awarded the “looney” as payment.

          • Liberty and Truth

            July 7, 2017 at 11:40 pm

            As it turns out yes they did turn the money over to him already. They announced it was going to be coming then quietly gave it to him then came out and announced they had given him the money. With how quick they gave him the money there are a lot of people here crying foul that they purposely did that to screw over the Widow because now he has the money and not the government they have to go through a totally different process to get it from him rather than from our government as part of the judgment.

            What you heard is true, his dad was from I believe Pakistan originally and came to Canada, he was born here and at age of 9 was moved to Afghanistan because his terrorist father wanted to fight for Al-Qaeda. He was indeed raised to be a terrorist and radicalized by his family. The bleeding heart liberals here all keep pushing the fact that he was only 15, he was only a subject of his parents, none of it at all is his fault, all should be forgiven and he should be able to live the rest of his life in peace.

            You hit the nail right on the head and a lot of people here are making the exact same argument. Being stuck in Guantanamo bay for 10 years whatever it was not it regular prison sentence where you get rehabilitated and learn what you did wrong. Exactly like you said he was surrounded the entire time by other extremists and it would be pretty hard to become deradicalized under those circumstances.

            I actually have no problems with letting them changes name and just going on to have whatever regular life he wants as long as he stays out of trouble. The fact our government is giving him a whole shitload of money due to a ridiculous law and actually apologizing to him is what is infuriating 99% of Canadians

          • January

            July 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

            Thank you for all of this. I read a Toronto New report on it and they said the whole deal that was made with him and the Government is kept private between the two. Hopefully part of the deal is that he cannot travel outside of Canada so he’s not able to go back to Pakistan. I pray he has changed and takes that money and does good with it for his fellow Canadians that are in need of help. From what I got out of reading the article is that the money was paid out right away because of the law suit and your Government didn’t want to be involved in that as it would cost the taxpayers more money in legal fees. As for the law suit, even if they were to win in court, I doubt they will see any of the money. I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know how that would work between the two countries. What I read about the things that were done to him while he was in Gitmo, I believe it. Over the years I’ve heard how bad it really is there. You would think they would try to do more of a rehabilitation there instead of adding to the hatred the terrorist already have in them. Instead of Canada apologizing to him, he should be apologizing to Canada for his role in terrorism. I’m tired of the Liberal apologists and all the violence coming from them. Germany on fire, England’s terrorist attacks, Antifa popping up all over and they just keep on being politically correct. Instead of worrying about Trump’s travel ban and wanting to build the wall, they need to start worrying about North Korea.

      • January

        July 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

        2nd posting: I just saw where you posted more information on this. So Trudeau got rid of the law about leaving the country for terrorism. Cost the taxpayers of Canada $10 millions. sad

  6. freenclear

    July 5, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    The soldier’s family should put a 10m bounty on his head. Grab him, start cutting parts off of him until he tranfers the money. Split it with the heavies or let them have it all. Then execute him. I’d do it for my son. That fucker would have the shelf life of a banana if it was me.

    • Chris Leroux

      July 5, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      They already have a 100 million judgement in the US against him. Canada should pay it since we let in that terrorist family. (He was radicalized by his father.)

      • Michael Allen

        July 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        I would like to think that if he gets the $20 million, the Canadian government would pass that money to the blinded soldier & widow as part of a payment of his debt, but I don’t think it works like that.

    • rhadagastt

      July 6, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Yeah if that was one of my children he killed, letting him out of prison would be a death sentence for him. He wouldn’t last long.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    July 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Leave it to the Canadians to compensate a terrorist for killing westerners.

  8. Rekt

    July 5, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Sickening. Canada is Sweden – a shithole.

  9. kamenetz

    July 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    2nd phase of the Wall needs to be up Nort’ eh!

  10. Fusion Skydweller

    July 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I’m glad they bombed his father, and we should’ve lined up the firing squad on him before we sent him back to carebear land up North.

  11. Thomas Horn

    July 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Typical Trudeau move. He most likely will personally perform fellatio on Khadr as a bonus to the 10.5 million…with that gay smile of his of course….jackass

  12. Disqus Profile Name

    July 5, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    South Park was correct to vilify the Canadians.

  13. Jim

    July 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    the left and ISIS are allies.

  14. Timothy B Sarver

    July 6, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Canada is a fucking Joke under that pretty boy Trudeau. Do something about it before you turn into Canadastan.

  15. Mark Robert Ariansen

    July 6, 2017 at 4:01 am

    When toronto looks like Paris now the PM will be proud!

  16. maam2u

    July 6, 2017 at 4:03 am

    maybe he should have been in Juvenile Detention instead of Guantanamo, but that’s still jail! he was a canadian national participating in jihad terrorist warfare. there is a law against it, isn’t that so? now the criminals will be emboldened by his being REWARDED! I think canada must be allowing muslims to leave canada, go on jihad with isis, and then return to canada. That must be their new policy or he would not have been exonerated. Did anyone ask Canada officials what they would have done with this jihadist teen instead of what the us did?

  17. maam2u

    July 6, 2017 at 4:11 am

    the look on his face- like an evil cunning wolf deceiving the sheep. he will try to use that money to kill more nonmuslims or americans especially. God help us.
    He will be one to surveil!

  18. maam2u

    July 6, 2017 at 5:32 am

    after watching videos, it appears he did not throw the grenade that hit an american. he was lying in a heap of rubble , badly wounded instead. The grenade fragments were from a different kind of grenade too. He was sent to those people by his dad, and he mainly was a language interpreter. He spent 10 of his formative teen years in a really nasty prison, being mistreated, after being badly injured and partially blinded.
    So, it looks like the usa blew this one, unfortunately. We need to be more careful how we determine who did waht, and how we treat prisoners, since it can end up making them psychotic after too much time under bad conditions and the kind of mistreatment described. Then they are released, what will they do? REVENGE.

    • maddog2008

      July 6, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Here’s an idea, take your muslim loving bleeding heart lies to another site where liberal trolls like you can all agree with each other and defend the murdering sub human pos there.
      Thank You, have a nice day zippy.

    • Michael Allen

      July 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Where can I find these videos? I am going to suspend judgment until I review the source material you cited.

  19. rhadagastt

    July 6, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Liberalism is truly a mental disease. Canada is a failed country. It is what happens when ideological extremists gain a complete monopoly on government.

  20. ssgtnelson

    July 6, 2017 at 7:53 am

    How many of those millions will end up in the hands of ISIS?

  21. Liberty and Truth

    July 6, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Long story short, the Canadian Government supposedly violated his charter rights (Canadian charter of rights and freedoms) by not demanding the US turn him over since he was a Canadian citizen.

    Basically, in this case, the attitude was “You left the country, joined a terrorist organisation and attacked our closest ally? Fuck you asshole you’re on your own, we are not going to bail you out of this Canadian or not!” The previous Prime Minister actually passed a law that if you left the country to commit acts of Terror your citizenship was revoked. The current asshole got rid of that law.

  22. Luis F Quiroz

    July 7, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Hey, you guys misspelled OSAMA. If it helps it rhymes with Obama, for the next time you have to use that name.

  23. Liberty and Truth

    July 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Technically speaking the 10 million reward is because our government violated his rights under the Canadian charter of rights and freedoms by not demanding his return.

    The “problem” so to speak is all three Prime Ministers in power that refused to ask for his return felt “You leave Canada, join a terrorist organisation, attack one of our closest allies and were captured? Good luck asshole we are not going to bail you out, Canadian or not!”

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