Former al-Qaida terrorist and confessed killer Omar Khadr has filed an affidavit this week to seek more lenient bail conditions.
He also wants complete visitation rights with his sister, Zaynab Khadr — a woman who has consistently praised al-Quada, Osama Bin Laden and suicide bombers.
Omar Khadr made international news when the Trudeau government gave him $10.5 million dollars and a formal apology as “compensation” for his time in Guantanamo Bay.
He was there because he confessed to killing U.S. Army special forces medic Sgt. Christopher Speer with a grenade and blinding Sgt. Layne Morris in one eye.
But, as The National Post reports, Khadr is making news again — this time for his desire to reopen communication with his radical sister.
She actually attempted to justify the 9/11 terrorist strikes, telling a 2004 CBC documentary on the Khadr family that Bin Laden was focussed on punishing the American government “where it will hurt, not the people. But sometimes innocent people pay the price. You don’t want to feel happy, but you just sort of think, well, they deserve it, they’ve been doing it for such a long time. Why shouldn’t they feel it once in a while?”
CBC has removed that documentary from its website but a sidebar story is still there where Zaynab relates, “We believe dying by the hand of your enemy because you believe in…you’re doing it in the way of Allah, that it’s the best way to die,” said Zaynab.
She has provided revealing interviews with the U.S. media, including one with the PBS current evens program, Frontline.
Zaynab described suicide bombers as “very, very brave” but admitted that she doesn’t “have the guts to do that yet.”
“Sometimes you want to hurt somebody,” she said. “I don’t think whoever did that really wanted to kill all these people, or to kill people who had nothing to do with anything. But he really wanted to hit the American government where it will hurt it.”
Zaynab continued: “I mean sometimes innocent people pay the price … The Iraqis who hated Saddam are being killed nowadays for I don’t know for what reason, although they hated Saddam and they probably had nothing against the states and they are still dying for it. Most of the time innocent people are paying the price.”
Omar Khadr’s sister today resides in Sudan and is living with her fourth husband. In addition to the comments, the RCMP has accused her of assisting al-Qaida, and she even had Bin Laden as a guest at her second marriage. She appeared as witness on behalf of the Toronto 18 terrorists when they were in court.
She is reportedly planning a visit to Canada, according to CBC.