Why people are upset over Khadr
RE: Omar Khadr
I find it repulsive that the race card and the Islamophobia term is being used to describe people who disagree with the government decision to compensate Omar Khadr. The majority of Canadian people are upset with the PMO because 156 Canadian lives were lost in the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, and thousands more were injured.
Many of the returning Canadian military personnel find themselves fighting depression and PTSD. Since their return many veterans have fallen into homelessness, despair and suicide. The Canadian soldier fought against al-Qaida and the Taliban who slaughtered the people of Afghanistan — Afghans who, with the exception of a small percentage of Christians, were Muslim. The Canadian military not only defended these people but also helped build hospitals and schools for the Afghans. The people of Canada are not so much upset with the compensation of someone whose family is well documented to have ties with terrorist groups, but rather that the death of 156 Canadians seems pointless. Patrick Howse, Hamilton