Canada says it will accept Guantanamo detainee Khadr in a year
November 2nd, 2010
11:33 AM ET

Canada says it will accept Guantanamo detainee Khadr in a year

The Canadian government has agreed to accept Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr after he finishes a year of incarceration in U.S. custody, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Khadr admitted to throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that killed Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, a member of a U.S.Army Special Forces unit. Khadr was 15 at the time.

Khadr, a 24-year-old Canadian citizen, is the youngest detainee held at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He pleaded guilty last week to murder, attempted murder, providing material support for terrorism, spying and conspiracy.

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  1. USMC Forever

    All you terrorist sympathizers make me sick, if you dogs live in America, please pack up your tents and camels and get the fook out of my country you P.O.S. Canada is the perfect place for you, you can live with those P***Ys as they too have no grit to stick up for what is right.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    I am glad that finally this innocent boy will be free.

    November 3, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Thank you,salerno. I totally agree. This young man needs to be set free while the rotten butchers who operate those cursed drones need to be locked up indefinately!

      November 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Innocent boy? Come on now he threw a grenade and killed a first class Sargent! Should we let all brainwashed young boys go around with their jihad and kill without regard to life! And as for the drones the more terrorists killed the better off the world is or do you onesmallvoice sympathize for the terrorists and their murderous campaign?

      November 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan- Khadr acted for self defense in a war situation in his adoptive country after been shot twice in the back when he was a minor and forced to follow his father. US do not allow 15 years to joint the military, so he is not guilty. Additionally he was tortured and forced to declare to have killed the soldier, while probably the grenade was thrown by another man.

      November 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        How do you know this to be factual?

        November 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Sorry salerno,I didn't post the above. I say this boy has suffered enough and he should be turned loose while his captors should be indicted for torturing him.

        November 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andy

        Yeah... I bet he was from a broken home too...

        November 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mcmurdo proud military fiance

    it is good he is serving time in the US as if he was up in canada and did this crime oh would he get away with murder, the US is strict in justice that canada needs to learn from, yes I agree with you dan in lafayette IN we do need to vacate afghanistan

    November 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bledsoe

    The fact that this young man is in custody at all is ludicrous. He was fighting for what he believed in as did thousands of of own,yet they're not incarcerated. Since when did it become a war crime to kill somebody in combat? Besides,it wasn't like the time when two of our pilots murdered 414 civilians in Baghdad on Feb.13,1991 by drooping a bomb on the Amriya air raid shelter with wanton cruelty.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      Very well put,Bledsoe.You nailed it!

      November 2, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      This young man was brainwashed into a jihadist behavior and should be incarcerated until he can become a civilized man that can learn to live and love all of God's creation no matter what religion, race or ethnicity!

      November 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        until he can learn to live with and love all

        November 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Sorry folks,I didn't post the above. I also know that God does not want us in Afghanistan as he already said through his son Jesus Christ to the Pharisees "render all things to Caesar that are Caesar's and to God,all things that are God's".Therefore,we have a moral obligation to vacate Afghanistan.

        November 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        When Jesus said render to Cesar what is Cesar's He was talking about taxes of which money was printed with his image on it! Not land being overtaken by Islamic extremists who only care for those who stand in their 360 degree circle cult that will kill anyone who disagrees with their lifestyle!

        November 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |