GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why is UNICEF pushing to free Omar Khadr???

I'm starting to lose my respect for UNICEF....
The case against Khadr at the U.S. military tribunal in Guantanamo is adjourned until Nov. 16 while U.S. President Barack Obama decides how to proceed with Khadr and 200 other prisoners there. Obama has vowed to shut down the controversial prison at the military base in Cuba.

Coomaraswamy, the UN's top advocate for child soldiers, has been pushing for the U.S. to stop Khadr's trial and release him, arguing his age at the time of the alleged incident makes it a unique case.

"The UN position is that children should not be prosecuted for war crimes," she said.

Coomaraswamy has argued child soldiers are victims who should be rehabilitated rather than jailed. She proposed working with an organization like UNICEF Canada to create a rehabilitation program for Khadr to reintegrate him into society.

She said the UN and UNICEF Canada have been pushing both Ottawa and Washington to free Khadr, the only Western citizen still being held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay
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2 Comments:

Blogger kursk said...

It was 'free' citizens of a democratic country that made wee Omar into the monster he is.

Having him released into the loving caring arms of 'his' people will ensure the likely hood of some of our people's demise a hundred fold.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Philanthropist said...

Khadr killed and terrorized people in Afghanistan, he should be sent there to face justice. If not, then Afghans will see that a Western passport is a free pass for crime in their country and they will rightly call us hypocrites.

3:22 AM  

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