By now, most Canadians have heard that confessed war criminal and terrorist, Omar Khadr was “happy” he threw the grenade that killed U.S. Army Medic Christopher Speer. In my opinion, there is no rehabilitation for this kind of cold-blooded murderer, and it is downright disgusting that anyone would show this disturbed individual any sympathy. While I am definitely not one of his supporters, I don’t think my anger towards Khar is anywhere near that of Tarek Fatah’s…
The video is courtesy of SDAMatt2, and I am glad he put it up. Honestly, this is why myself and many others have such respect for Tarek. We might disagree on numerous issues, but he definitely understands what is going on with fundamentalist Islam. Tarek isn’t afraid to call them honestly, and while Satya Das is not going to waver from the leftist talking points, he isn’t going to budge on his position. Do I agree completely with Tarek’s on this? No. Omar was a lost cause well before five years ago, and while he has hardened during his time at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, I am convinced that by the time he threw the grenade which made him a war criminal, he was already a lost cause. That doesn’t make Tarek’s comments wrong, but I do think he was a bit naive if he thought put Khadr on the straight and narrow with “ice cream and girlfriends” would make him an upstanding citizen.
Either way, I feel Tarek Fatah’s comments needed to be discussed. Instead of accepting this nonsense about “religious tolerance” and “second chances”, let’s not forget that these jihadists are murders, and more often then not, their victims are Muslims. Depending on how well this “Coren Clip” does, I might make this a regular posting on my blog.
UPDATE: It would appear that Tarek Fatah’s contempt for Omar Khadr is echoed by the other side of the political spectrum. Michelle Malkin already put up a post regarding the terrorist and confessed war criminal’s guilty plea. I recommend my modest readership to give Michelle’s post a read, especially if you are unfamiliar with the details on this story. Like Tarek, she has been paying close attention to this case for a long time, but she is far less sympathetic. Like myself and many other Canadians, Michelle does not see a reason to shed tears over this cold-blooded murderer.