Canadian Judge Blocks Grieving Widow's Request to Freeze Terrorist Omar Khadr's Settlement
TORONTO -- A judge in Toronto has dismissed a request to freeze Omar Khadr's assets.
Justice Edward Belobaba said the request for an injunction from the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan was "extraordinary" and the decision to reject it was not difficult in law.
Tabitha Speer and a former U.S. soldier had asked for the injunction to preserve any money the federal government paid Khadr for breaching his rights. Ottawa reportedly paid the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner $10.5 million last week.
Speer's legal action came as she seeks to have a Canadian court enforce a US$134-million award against Khadr from Utah.
Her husband, U.S. Sgt. Chris Speer, was killed in Afghanistan in July 2002.
Khadr admitted to throwing the grenade that killed Speer, but later recanted and said he couldn't recall, saying it was only so he could get away from American custody in Guantanamo Bay.
Omar Khadr was a Canadian citizen who chose to go and fight against his own country for a terrorist organization and he was rewarded for it by Justin Trudeau's Liberals. Islamic radicals are taught that murdering for their belief will be rewarded by their God in the future. Hard to argue has now been rewarded.
There are photos online of a young Omar Khadr building what look to be explosive devices.
According to an Angus Reid poll, 71% of Canadians are against paying a convicted terrorist who quite possibly committed treason against Canada regardless of any rights that may have been violated. In the minds of most Canadians, terrorists should receive the same rights they show their victims.