Wednesday will see demonstrations across Canada of people protesting the return of convicted terrorist Omar Khadr. I just received this press release from the folks organizing the Edmonton protest:
STOP Khadr Edmonton
Canadian Patriots Unite
Contact: Sharon Maclise For Immediate Release
STOP Khadr Edmonton Rally
Wed July 18, 12 noon
Edmonton Law Court Plaza – 10287-99 St
Recent polls suggest a majority* of Canadians are opposed to the return of Omar Khadr because we think he continues to represent a serious threat to the security of our country.
We are concerned Albertans who have joined forces with others of the Canadian Patriotic Society1 across the country – in Toronto, Montreal and Abbotsford – to make our opinion known about this decision. It is important that dmontonians
are aware that Khadr might chose to live and study here as he has a strong base of local support – his former Lawyer Dennis Edney; English Prof’s Arlette Zinck at Kings University and Janice Williamson at UofA; Edmonton Journal Editorial Writer Shelia Pratt and Columnist Paula Simons – have all written glowing testimonials for Khadr.
Al Qaeda declared a “War on Terror” against many western countries including Canada and it is a threat that needs to be taken seriously. Khadr remains a dangerous threat because of his radical family and Al-Qaeda roots, plus he has not been de-radicalized at Gitmo. If he returns and is going to be released we believe a case can be made to have him charged with Treason for “assist[ing] an enemy at war with Canada, or any armed forces against whom Canadian
Forces are engaged in hostilities”2. To support that we plan on a public petition asking the Government of Canada to bring this charge against Khadr.
If you would like more information about this Event, or would like to schedule an interview with Sharon Maclise – please email your requests to email@example.com.
* May 25, 2012 – Sun News: Close the Door Media. “53% of Canadians oppose the return of Omar Khadr” Abacus Data Poll. http://abacusdata.ca/2012/05/25/sun-news-close-the-door-to-khadr-canadians-say .
1) Canadian Patriotic Society – Contact: Shobie Kapoor c 647-500-5192
W: http://canadianpatrioticsociety.blogspot.ca/ E: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Criminal Code of Canada, Section 46 (1) c – Definition of High Treason.