Wednesday, October 20, 2010

They Tried to Make Him Go To Rehab, He Said Allahu Akbar!, Allahu Akbar!, Allahu Akbar!

According to this NP article, Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr remains an adamant and odurate jihadi:
There is no evidence that Omar Khadr has ever publicly repudiated al-Qaeda or renounced Jihad, an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist said ahead of testifying about his examination of the Canadian-born terror suspect.

In an exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Welner, whose pioneering efforts to quantify evil led him to develop a Depravity Scale, says that Mr. Khadr is known to have expressed peace-loving intentions only to "those advancing his public image" from behind the razor wire at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Dr. Welner also discounts much-cited comments by some U.S. guards at Guantanamo that the Toronto native is a "good kid" and "salvageable" -- calling them "shallow in their prognostic significance."

"When one leaps to the conclusion about Omar Khadr's future because he is friendly, one might recall that Osama bin Laden has always been described as gentle, likeable and charming," New York-based Dr. Welner told Postmedia News.

"There is no record of [Khadr's] publicly repudiating al-Qaeda, as civilized Muslims should, not even a letter composed for him by Dennis Edney," he added in a reference to one of Mr. Khadr's two Canadian lawyers. There is "no call ... to radical Islamists to mature beyond their elemental intolerance."...
But, hey, let's bring him "home," because it's the right thing to do, and it's where he belongs (in the sheltering bosom of his jihadi family).

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