Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, 30, is seen in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The federal government has paid Khadr $10.5 million and apologized to him for violating his rights during his long ordeal after capture by American forces in Afghanistan in July 2002. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Letter: Khadr criticism is hypocritical

Kelowna - He has more then paid his due, and I will not judge the son for the sins of his father

To the editor:

It’s interesting that the comments written in the paper can’t understand Omar Khadr’s story let alone pass reasonable judgement when the individuals writing lack the analytical capacity to do so. Khadr was born in Canada. Get over your racism and inability to discern political patrician from law. Unless individuals (opposed to the settlement) were locked up in Guantanamo Bay based on faceless evidence; then it would be an atrocity and a violation of freedom and Charter of Rights.

This is the biggest hypocrisy I have seen.

The injunction filed by Sgt. Christopher Speers wife to seize Khadr’s $10.5 million dollar payout was rejected because the United States failed to provide evidence. Last I checked we lived in a society where an individual was presumed innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.

Khadr served twelve years and was sent to an adult detention as a minor and tortured, a feat so atrocious it was condemned by the United Nations.

He has more then paid his due, and I will not judge the son for the sins of his father.

Raymond Thériault, Kelowna

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