Khadr outrage puts Islamophobia on display
I am amazed at the ignorance of so many people about the case of Omar Khadr. Successive court rulings found his rights as a Canadian citizen were violated repeatedly while he was held without legal counsel or protection. Previous governments under Stephen Harper, Paul Martin and Jean Chrétien did nothing while he was improperly imprisoned.
Testimony at his kangaroo court trial showed he was buried under rubble when rescued, and it was very unlikely he even committed the act. Of course, the Americans disallowed that evidence, from one of their own personnel.
Justin Trudeau didn’t create this mess, he inherited it. Accepting the out-of-court settlement was the right thing to do as going to trial probably would have led to an even higher award.
That so many continue to condemn the justifiable settlement shows how Islamophobia and xenophobia continue to be rampant, especially among Canadian conservatives. E. M. MacAvoy, Burlington