The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr

A debatable examine the headline-making tale of the final Western prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and the bigger implications to nationwide defense, justice, and foreign relations.
 
Omar Khadr is the final Western prisoner on the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He has been held on the American naval base considering the fact that October 2002, accused of killing a U.S. sergeant in Afghanistan. Khadr used to be fifteen on the time. His defence workforce argued that their buyer was once a baby soldier and may be handled as a sufferer. After numerous years of procedural wrangling, Khadr went sooner than a U.S. army court docket. In October, he pled responsible, in an contract that enables him to be transferred to Canada after one year.
 
This arguable new ebook might be released to coincide with Omar Khadr's go back to Canada in overdue 2011. it's going to contain surprising information regarding the Khadr relations, Khadr's mental review, and his trial that has frequently been missed within the mainstream media. not easy the normal knowledge concerning the Khadr case, The Enemy Within is a provocative examine the definition of "child soldier," lifestyles at Guantanamo Bay, the media insurance of the case, a tainted plea discount, and the Canadian government's plan for Omar Khadr's rehabilitation upon his go back to Canada.
 
In this hard-hitting ebook, Ezra Levant additionally makes use of Khadr's tale to deal with higher questions on how Canadians view immigration, terrorism, legislations and justice, and Canada's dating with the USA.

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A undercover agent for the British and French intelligence providers had infiltrated the learning camp, and the secret agent recollects the Khadr father coming to go to the camp on one social gathering. eleven He didn’t come to go to his sons, even though: he used to be obvious disappearing into the explosives laboratory. What he was once as much as may turn into vividly and violently transparent very quickly. That used to be in 1994, whilst Ayman al-Zawahiri used to be making plans to start his subsequent section of terror, having now allied himself with Osama bin encumbered. At 9:30 a. m. on November 19, 1995, the plan went into motion. 12 males approached the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. One attacked the guards with machine-gun hearth and grenades, murdering them. the opposite careened a pickup truck loaded up with 250 kilos of explosives towards the gates and detonated the bomb, blowing open the limitations. Then got here a jeep, with much more explosives. It pulled up along the construction and exploded, destroying the aspect of the embassy. Fourteen humans have been murdered that day, and sixty have been wounded. the 2 bombers additionally died. Investigators have been capable of use the engine block of 1 of the autos hired within the terrorist assault to track the perpetrators. one of many males the path ended in was once Khalid Abdullah. Abdullah was once the fiancé of Zaynab Khadr, Ahmed’s eldest daughter. The Khadr patriarch had prepared the wedding whilst Zaynab was once simply fifteen years previous. thirteen Abdullah were in the back of the acquisition of 1 of the cars utilized in the terrorist operation. He were residing with Ahmed and was once part of the Khadr crime kin company. yet police couldn’t arrest him: Abdullah had skipped city after the embassy bombing. They did try out arresting his companion, Ahmed Khadr. after they confirmed up, Maha attempted to dam the door and Zaynab pulled a gun on them. experts could locate $40,000 in chilly, demanding U. S. profit the Khadr condominium. 14 The Khadrs claimed it was once for charity. The Khadrs have been ready to stand down Pakistani safeguard forces at gunpoint, demise as martyrs for his or her Islamic reason. they simply weren’t ready to serve reformatory time. Ahmed was quoted in an editorial in Rolling Stone journal telling his kinfolk “if you're keen on me, pray that i'm going to get martyred. ”15 He didn’t say something approximately what they need to do if he was once arrested on terrorism fees. yet they'd an idea. once more, they'd make the most their Canadian citizenship as a device to maintain their terrorist company. After he was once taken into Pakistani custody, Ahmed Khadr declared he could cross on a starvation strike. “I’m Canadian. i'm a hundred according to cent blameless person,” he advised journalists who visited him whereas he used to be below shield at an Islamabad sanatorium. sixteen through sheer success, in early 1996, whereas Pakistani gurus have been retaining and interrogating Ahmed Khadr approximately his position within the embassy bombing, the best minister of Canada occurred to be traveling Islamabad. Jean Chrétien had come to Pakistan on a staff Canada exchange venture, in addition to provincial premiers, professors, most sensible Canadian enterprise leaders, and, after all, a pack of newshounds hungry for sturdy tales.

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