Omar Khadr, now what?
With Omar Khadr safely home what do we do with him? Being of tradition Canadian morals we allow him back home and have him do his thing after he has served his time. We do not go out of our way to negatively or positively affect how he and his family are treated. We are Canadians and like the rest of the world we do have citizens that do bad things. In this case, very bad things. If he gets released on parole or serve his full term it will be interesting to see if him and his family leave Canada and go to Egypt like the rumors have been stating.
I can live in a country that allows Omar to live as our system tells me that he has served his time for his crime, but there is something else that really eats away at my Canadian Soul. Through the court process we found out that Omar has not been spending his time in Canada as it stated in this article. For any Canadian to travel back and forth between Canada and another country should raise flags, no matter what country it is. There may not be terrorist acts being plotted but what about financial or other criminal acts. It seems that Canada does not do its diligence to ensure that persons are placed on a Person of Interest list. Maybe we have them but it seems to much for a surprise to us when we hear of Canadians, either born here or not, where they spend their time. This would not be something of traveling but there must be a way to stop paying pension or retirement if the person collecting government-funded payments is no longer residing within the country. I see this fair as to limit those that use Canada for the goodies but never have their heart and soul in the country. I would much rather have a convicted terrorist living in my country than a citizen who only wants to take from my country and never give back.
We all need to give back to our country and must of us do this through taxes, but there are other things such as supporting and promoting the culture of Canada. Some have been saying that we are multi-cultural. Well we have many cultures that have come to Canada, but Canada has one culture, a Canadian Culture. This cannot be found anywhere else in the world. We need to push Political Correctness to the side as groups are now using this as a wedge to get their points of view heard. Heard is not an issue with me, but when we have blundering people who do not and cannot say no. That works where you ran from and is probably why you are here. If it is not then do not come here and do not stay here. When going to another country, accept who they are and what they are even when you do not agree with it. This is the only way to enjoy what a country and its people have to offer. Maybe it is our Canadian way of trying to ensure Omar Khadr stays on the right track, the Canadian Track.
Originally posted on National Post | News:
Omar Khadr, back in Canada from Guantanamo Bay to serve out the remainder of his sentence for war crimes, has a “excellent” case for parole, his lawyers said in an interview Sunday night.
The 26-year-old Canadian citizen’s co-counsel, John Norris, say Mr. Khadr will be eligible for parole as early as spring or summer next year.
“We think he’s an excellent candidate…. He is not a management risk at all,” said Mr. Norris.
Mr. Khadr has been a “model inmate” and has shown a “thirst for knowledge and “ability to get along with people,” he added.
Mr. Khadr, 26, returned to Canada on a pre-dawn military flight on Saturday, and was transferred to the Millhaven maximum-security prison, in Bath, Ont., where he is being held. The Toronto-born man in 2010 pleaded guilty to five war crimes, including throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. He became eligible to serve…
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