Khadr with Justin

 

Justin Trudeau Pays $10.5 Million To Canadian Who Killed U.S. Army Medic In Afghanistan

 

Justin Trudeau authorized the payment of $10.5 million along with an apology in 2017 to Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was captured in a firefight with American soldiers in Afghanistan, after he sued the Canadian government for $20 million for violating his constitutional rights by allowing the U.S. to imprison him in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp. He was held there for ten years, where he was interrogated by U.S. and Canadian intelligence officers. He was severely injured in a battle in 2002 as a Taliban fighter where he tossed a grenade that killed a U.S. medic and blinded another. It was U.S. medics that gave him medical care and helped him with life-threatening injuries. He was 15 at the time, which aroused sympathy by some who felt that he should have been given a pass as a child soldier, including the Supreme Court of Canada which ruled that interrogation of Khadr at Guantanamo Bay "offend[ed] the most basic Canadian standards [of] the treatment of detained youth suspects". The government claimed that it had no choice but to settle the lawsuit out of court because it likely wouldn't win the case.

Khadr bomb makingHe pleaded guilty to the charges of war crimes, he says, under duress and so he could be transferred to a Canadian prison to serve the balance of an eight-year sentence as part of a plea agreement. But according to the U.S. military, the grenade was thrown at soldiers who entered the bombed-out compound after the firefight ended and he was the only enemy combatant left alive at the time. He was released on bail in 2015 and on March 25, 2019, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench ruled that Khadr's time on conditional release counted towards his sentence, which was declared completed. The U.S. released a video that was found in the compound where the battle took place showing him making Improvised Explosive Devices IEDs.

Khadr was born in Toronto in 1986 to Egyptian and Palestinian immigrants who were granted Canadian citizenship. In the following years, the family moved around between Canada, Pakistan and eventually Afghanistan. The father fought the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s where U.S. authorities allege he befriended Osama bin Laden and became a founding member and financier of al-Qaida. Arrested in connection with the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad in 1995, Khadr was released in 1996 with the help of then-prime minister Jean Chretien. He died in a gun battle with Pakistani forces near the Afghanistan border in October 2003.

Omar Khadr's Palestinian mother moved with her husband and six children to Afghanistan in the 1980s. She returned to Canada in 2004 to seek medical treatment for her son Karim after he was injured in the same firefight that killed her husband. Elsamnah claims to have no association with al-Qaida, but admitted years ago that when the planes hit the World Trade Center in 2001, she thought to herself, let them have it. She was also quoted as saying she moved her family from Canada in the 1980s because of drug addicts and homosexuals.

Ottawa-born Zaynab Khadr, 37, is the eldest child of Ahmed Said Khadr and Maha Elsamnah. It's alleged bin Laden attended her first wedding in 1999. She returned to live in Canada in February 2005 and was the subject of RCMP investigations for allegedly aiding al-Qaida. She has married four times. Her third ex-husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, kidnapped near Kabul in 2012, remains hostage with his American wife. At last word, Zaynab Khadr was in custody in Turkey.

Abdullah Khadr, 36, born in Ottawa, is the eldest son of Ahmed Said Khadr and Maha Elsamnah. He denied running an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan in the 1990s. He returned to Canada on Dec. 7, 2005, after spending a year in custody in Pakistan in which he was tortured. He was arrested in Toronto in December 2005 at the request of U.S. authorities on charges of conspiracy to kill Americans and accused of buying arms and ammunition for al-Qaida militants in Afghanistan. Federal Court freed him more than four years later on the grounds U.S. authorities had abused his rights in Pakistan. He lives in Toronto.

The second eldest son, Abdurahman Khadr, 34, called himself the black sheep of the Khadrs and said he separated from the family after Sept. 11. He was arrested in Afghanistan as a suspected al-Qaida member in November 2001. He claimed he began working for the CIA and giving information on al-Qaida operatives in Kabul. He was transferred to Guantanamo Bay in early 2003 where he said he was asked to spy on the prison population. Abdurahman admitted on TV he was raised to become a suicide bomber. He returned to Canada in October 2003. He lives in Toronto and is a father.

Karim Khadr, 28, is the youngest son of Ahmed Said Khadr and Maha Elsamnah. He was paralyzed from the waist down in the same gun battle that killed his father in Pakistan in 2003. He returned with his mother to Canada in April 2004 to seek medical treatment and lives in Toronto.

There were 158 Canadian military members killed and 2,000 wounded during the country's twelve year deployment in Afghanistan, a fact which seems to have escaped the woke warped justice in Canada that is exemplified by Justin Trudeau and his government and like-minded bleeding hearts. The lump sum death benefit for a Canadian soldier killed an active duty is $400,000. According to a poll conducted by Angus Reid, 71% of Canadians said that the payment to Khadr should not have been made. The widow of the medic killed by Khadr, Tabitha Speer, and the U.S. soldier partially blinded by him won a wrongful death and injury lawsuit against him in a Utah court for $134 million and asked that Khadr's assets be frozen pending the outcome of the case in Canada, which was refused. But in 2020 the Ontario Superior Court, in a pre-trial decision, ordered Khadr to answer several questions from the plaintiffs about a 50-point agreed statement of facts he signed as part of his guilty plea to five war crimes before a military commission in 2010. It appears that the case is still to be decided in the Canadian courts.