He says in his affidavit that he would like to be able to speak on the phone or over Skype to his sister Zaynab Khadr. He is also asking to perform the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia which is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims once in their lifetime.That last bit presents something of a challenge given that Zaynab et famille are currently living in, of all places, Sudan.
"For this reason, I would like to apply for a Canadian passport," he said in the document.
Zaynab Khadr has spoken in favour of al-Qaida and was investigated in Canada more than a decade ago for helping the terrorist network, but she was never charged.
"My sister Zaynab is not presently in Canada," Khadr said in the document. "She is living with her husband and family. As far as I am aware, she is not in any sort of trouble."
The rules of Khadr's bail allow him to meet with her but only in the presence of his bail supervisor or one of his lawyers.
There should be no problem granting Omar's requests, however, given that he has become an upstanding citizen of Justin's Trudeaupia:
In his affidavit, Khadr said he has been volunteering with an organization that helps refugees integrate into the community and has earned his high school diploma. Khadr said he is happily married and was accepted into a nursing program, but has been unable to devote himself to study due to his legal issues.Wow. Give that man an Order of Canada!