Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - Mark Bonokoski - Waste no tears on Khadr - Mark Bonokoski - Waste no tears on Khadr

The best that can be said about Omar Khadr is that he is not a terrorist or an "unlawful combatant" but a prisoner of war. That he was only 15 years old when captured is true enough but according to Sharia Law a boy becomes a man at 13 years of age. Why not take Islamists at their word?
The Geneva Convention on treatment of prisoners of war is that they should be housed and fed at the same standard as the host countries soldiers and may be held until the end of hostilities. He would be subject to the military discipline of being "confined to barracks." Since the "War on Terror" will continue indefinitely young Omar Khadr may well be a geriatric case when and if he is released.
Even if he is convicted by the military tribunal of a war crime, the murder of Sgt. Christopher Speers, it is unlikely that the death penalty would be imposed but more probably life imprisonment. I say spare the American taxpayers the expense of a trial and keep him in a P.O.W. camp until al-Qaida and Islamo-Fascism are defeated.

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American Muslim, not Muslim-American said...

Hypocrisy of the "Repatriate Omar Khadr to Canada" Movement

As soon as the Gitmo interrogation tape of Omar Khadr hit the Internet, the blogosphere was flooded with demands to repatriate him to Canada. This wave is reminiscent of a Soviet campaign to free Luis Corvalán from the "fascist regime" of Augusto Pinochet thirty five years ago. The scenario is strikingly similar. A "victim" held by "fascist regimes" this time run by Bush and Harper, and a public outcry for justice. Except for the fact that Luis Corvalán didn't kill anyone and didn't fight for a terrorist group that wants to impose Sharia.

The "repatriate Khadr" crowd describes him as "a child", "a kid", "a boy", and even "a torture victim", with no facts to substantiate the torture claims notwithstanding. They complain about Khadr being mistreated, again, without anything to back up their claims. Some of them are outraged about "child abuse." And they all scream for justice.

They want justice? OK, let's talk about JUSTICE. What about justice for Sgt. First Class Christopher J. Speer, who was (according to an eyewitness) murdered by this "child"? What about justice for Tabitha Speer, who is a widow because of this "kid"? What about justice for Taryn and Tanner Speer, who are left without a father by this "a boy"? And what about all those Afghani civilians and NATO troops who are a little bit safer because this "torture victim" is behind bars? How many of these "repatriate Khadr" hypocrites concern themselves with justice for real victims? In literally hundreds of posts, we couldn't find a single one.

One would ask, what is the reason for this idiocy? The answer is simple. Ignorance. Complete and utter ignorance. Let's forget for a second that Omar Khadr killed Christopher Speer. Let's forget that Khadr's father was an al Qaeda financier. Let's forget that Khadr's family is known for it being al Qaeda sympathizers. Let's just remember what this "child" was fighting for in Afghanistan.

This is what Taliban-imposed Sharia looks like in real life:

Why don't all of you, bleeding heart demagogues go to Afghanistan and spend a day in a Taliban-controlled territory? And let's talk about Khadr when you get back. If you get back.