Meanwhile, Omar had to leave many of his possessions behind in Guantánamo, including books, pictures and letters from his family and supporters. While being in Canada - even in though still in prison - is great improvemnt, the transition is challenging and some words of welcome would go a long way.
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I’ve long been reluctant to say it. But it just might be time for Canada to quit the UN.
Certainly, Canada has been a very important part of the UN since its very inception. But as the UN lurches ever-so-slowly away from its founding principles it’s become mired in cultural and political relativism that are slowly but surely leaving it unable to function as it was intended. Once upon a time, the UN was a place where things simply didn’t get done – usually because of conflicts of interest among the five permanent Security Council members, each of whom possesses a veto over anything passed by the General Assembly.
This was even before the UN became a convenient seat of international influence for demagogues. Before the UN was an organization where countries like Saudi Arabia, China or Cuba – among other flagrant and frequent human rights violators – could sit, in all places, on the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Before Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was named, of all things, the UN’s tourism ambassador. Before Iran could be elected to the UN’s Commission on Women’s Rights.
The atrocity of these things needs little explanation. But even as the UN actually...More >>
The Propagandist's Allies are planting the seeds of the enemy's destruction. Soon, we shall have a thriving, emerald forest filled with birch, pine and oak trees, where our foes shall be so distracted by the verdant glory that they don't notice us sneaking up behind them with bows and arrows a la the Hunger Games.
Right. Anyway, here are the latest dispatches from our comrades:
The saga of Omar Khadr has troubled a great many Canadians, and not all of us for the same reason.
For some, Khadr has emerged out of the War on Terror as one of Canada’s very own casualties; although one on the other side of the conflict. For these people, Khadr is a child soldier, a pawn used by Al Qaeda in the execution of their continuous campaign of terrorist mayhem.
For others, Khadr is a very dangerous man: a willing warrior in the armies of Al Qaida. In The Enemy Within, Ezra Levant lays out his case for branding Khadr a terrorist, and keeping him out of Canada for as long as possible.
But the enemy within is more than just Khadr himself. Levant takes aim at Khadr’s seemingly-vast legion of supporters, including Judy Rebick, Michelle Sheppard, Thomas Walkoum and others. Each has objected to the trial of Khadr for the wartime murder of Sergeant Christopher Speer, and insisted that Khadr himself is a victim at worst, a hero at best. Levant describes Khadr as a member of a “fifth column” of radical Islamists within Canada, who intend to tear down our liberal...More >>
The Propagandist's Allies are really trying to get this war over with by Christmas, but it looks like it may last a bit longer yet. Soldier on, forces of good.
Inside Occupy D.C. "Among the flags being flown by some protesters are those from the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and al Qaeda." Aw, come on.
Too bad, terrorist. Ezra Levant on the stalled repatriation of Omar Khadr, who won't be home in time for Christmas (though to tell the truth, this jihadist in Guantanamo Bay may not actually believe in Santa Claus).