Omar Khadr

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Christiane Alton

Ramadan 12, 1433 2012-08-01

Letters To The Editor

by Christiane Alton (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 6, Ramadan, 1433)

It is not only distressing but disgusting that the Canadian government refuses to stand up for one of its own citizens.

Omar Khadr has languished in Guantanamo Bay for nearly a decade. He was forced into a plea deal that the Canadian government signed on to, yet Ottawa is refusing to honor it. Is it because Khadr is non-white and Muslim? Is Islamophobia now official Canadian policy?

Christiane Alton

Toronto, ON, Canada

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