Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Today's Staggeringly Idiotic/Pointless Statement of the Obvious

It can be found here, in an article about Omar Khadr's devout sis (with whom he is keen to reconnect):
The sister was last in the news in 2016 when she was briefly imprisoned in Turkey. According to Omar’s affidavit, the detention was over an expired visa. He says she then moved with her current husband to Malaysia, gave birth in Egypt and now lives in Sudan, a country ruled by a hard-line Islmist government. She is planning to visit Canada in the near future, he said. 
Her last marriage was to Joshua Boyle, the son of a tax-court judge who reportedly shared her anti-abortion sentiments. Boyle remarried after their divorce, went back-packing with his pregnant American wife in Afghanistan, and for the last five years has been held hostage by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, by all accounts a terrifying ordeal.
A terrifying ordeal you say?

Who'd've thunk it?

But then, any Westerner dumb enough to go backpacking in Afghanistan, of all places, is pretty much asking to be terrified by the locals.

Update: Mark Bonokowski thinks it's a good idea to keep Khadr's "bad apple" sister away from him.

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