By Michelle Shephard

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling tale of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent 1 / 4 of his existence starting to be up in Guantanamo Bay.
Khadr was once captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 on the age of 15. Accused via the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Sgt. firstclass Christopher Speer, Khadr faces fees of conspiracy and homicide. His case is determined to be the 1st conflict crimes trial considering that international conflict II.
In Guantanamo's Child, veteran reporter Michelle Shephard lines Khadr's roots in Canada, Pakistan and Afghanistan, growing to be up surrounded by way of al Qaeda's elite. She examines how his despised relatives, dubbed "Canada's First kin of Terrorism," has overshadowed his trial and left him by myself at the back of bars for greater than 5 years. Khadr's tale is going to the guts of what's incorrect with the U.S. administration's post-9/11 rules and why Canada is in charge by means of organization. His tale explains how the shortcoming of due method can create sufferers and result in retribution, and rather than justice, gasoline terrorism.
Michelle Shephard is a countrywide defense reporter for the Toronto Star and the recipient of Canada's most sensible journalism awards.
"You could be surprised, saddened and after all offended on the tale this web page turner of a e-book exposes. I learn it immediately via and Omar Khadr's plight is one you can't forget."
Michael Ratner, big apple, President of the heart for Constitutional Rights
"Michelle Shephard's richly suggested, good written account of Omar Khadr's trajectory from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the cells of Guantanamo is a microcosm of the bigger "war on terror" within which the teenaged Khadr both performed the position of a jihadist assassin or tragic pawn or, probably, either roles."
Peter Bergen, writer of Holy warfare, Inc. and The Osama bin encumbered I know

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Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling tale of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent 1 / 4 of his lifestyles becoming up in Guantanamo Bay.
Khadr was once captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 on the age of 15. Accused by means of the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed U. S. soldier Sgt. first-class Christopher Speer, Khadr faces fees of conspiracy and homicide. His case is decided to be the 1st struggle crimes trial when you consider that global battle II.
In Guantanamo's baby, veteran reporter Michelle Shephard lines Khadr's roots in Canada, Pakistan and Afghanistan, turning out to be up surrounded by way of al Qaeda's elite. She examines how his despised relatives, dubbed "Canada's First kin of Terrorism," has overshadowed his trial and left him on my own in the back of bars for greater than 5 years. Khadr's tale is going to the guts of what's improper with the U. S. administration's post-9/11 rules and why Canada is to blame by means of organization. His tale explains how the inability of due technique can create sufferers and result in retribution, and rather than justice, gas terrorism.
Michelle Shephard is a countrywide safety reporter for the Toronto celebrity and the recipient of Canada's most sensible journalism awards.
"You should be stunned, saddened and finally indignant on the tale this web page turner of a booklet exposes. I learn it directly via and Omar Khadr's plight is one you can't fail to remember. "
—Michael Ratner, manhattan, President of the guts for Constitutional Rights
"Michelle Shephard's richly said, good written account of Omar Khadr's trajectory from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the cells of Guantanamo is a microcosm of the bigger "war on terror" during which the teenaged Khadr both performed the function of a jihadist assassin or tragic pawn or, maybe, either roles. "
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None of his relatives attended the wedding. In May 1978, Elsamnah moved to Ottawa where Khadr would finish his studies, and seventeen months later their first child, daughter Zaynab, was born. Elsamnah delighted in her role as mother and threw herself into domestic life, while her husband became increasingly unsure that 19 GUANTANAMO’S CHILD he wanted a career in engineering. Khadr had joined the University of Ottawa’s Muslim Student Association, or MSA, a student group founded by members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

I was all over the place, into camps and houses and all this. I would take Omar everywhere with me because he was breastfeeding. The others were in school. ” In January 1988, Elsamnah’s parents called to say they were going to the Middle East to visit relatives. They couldn’t take Ibrahim with them so Elsamnah returned to Canada with Omar. In a blurry photograph taken during that visit, the two curly-haired brothers sit on the carpeted floor of their grandparents’ home wearing fuzzy jumpers and staring at the camera with blank expressions.

You must think about the cause,” Khadr said as he leaned into the microphone. “Afghanistan’s cause is not an Afghan cause, it’s your cause; it’s my cause, too. ” After his speech, he collected donations. One early defining moment in Omar Khadr’s life, the first traumatic experience from which some say he never recovered, happened in 1992 when he was five and his father came close to dying. Afghanistan remained in the grip of the civil war as various warlords tried to wrest control of the country.

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