Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr Kindle

Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr Kindle A prize winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo BayKhadr was captured in Afghanistan in Julyat the age ofAccused by the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed US soldier Sgt First Class Christopher Speer, Khadr faces charges of conspiracy and murder His case is set to be the first war crimes trial since World War IIIn Guantanamo s Child, veteran reporter Michelle Shephard traces Khadr s roots in Canada, Pakistan and Afghanistan, growing up surrounded by al Qaeda s elite She examines how his despised family, dubbed Canada s First Family of Terrorism, has overshadowed his trial and left him alone behind bars for than five years Khadr s story goes to the heart of what s wrong with the US administration s post policies and why Canada is guilty by association His story explains how the lack of due process can create victims and lead to retribution, and instead of justice, fuel terrorismMichelle Shephard is a national security reporter for the Toronto Star and the recipient of Canada s top two journalism awards You will be shocked, saddened and in the end angry at the story this page turner of a book exposes I read it straight through and Omar Khadr s plight is one you cannot forget Michael Ratner, New York, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights Michelle Shephard s richly reported, well written account of Omar Khadr s trajectory from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the cells of Guantanamo is a microcosm of the larger war on terror in which the teenaged Khadr either played the role of a jihadist murderer or tragic pawn or, perhaps, both roles Peter Bergen, author of Holy war, Inc and The Osama bin Laden I know


10 thoughts on “Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

  1. Christopher Christopher says:

    I was prepared NOT to like this book but in truth I must thank Ms Shephard for writing it While at the Toronto Star she covered this case from when Khadr gained attention and notoriety in 2004 until late 2008 when the push to white wash Khadr in Canada really took off Australia, England, France and Spain all of whom have suffered post 9 11 terror attacks relented due to some public pressure to re patria


  2. Mark Konrad Mark Konrad says:

    Wow, What a good book For those who think they know the Khadar family, this is the book to read While most Canadians met the Khadar family via the CBC documentary and through local newscast I met Omar s family at a dinner in Toronto two or three years ago This book, while it is about Omar Khadr and the charges of murdering a US Soldier in Afghanistan in 2002 it it mucha tale of the Khadr family,It is also a tal


  3. Debi Debi says:

    I won t hide the complete disdain I feel for the family They were extremely vocal and insistent on their rights with absolutely no consideration for their own responsibilities as a member of society or how their actions impacted and impeded the rights and lives of others They were selfish, inconsiderate and played fast and loose with the rules and truth But that doesn t excuse the horrendous, inhumane treatment of a ch


  4. Jeff Brailey Jeff Brailey says:

    Canadian journalist Michelle Shephard s book is as much an indictment of the Bush Administration s sins regarding the ttreatment of enemy detainees as it is a story of a young Canadian detainee held for years in America s gulag Refreshingly, the author does not picture this young terrorist as a victim and she accurately describes his terrorist family background But despite the boy s evident guilt, the reader cannot come away f


  5. Louise Andre Louise Andre says:

    I thought this was a very good book I found the beginning a bit slow, albeit necessary background information on Omar s life I would definitely like a part two to this book story.


  6. Ryan Cole Ryan Cole says:

    The author presents a relatively unbiased account of Khadr s story, including a fair amount of detail about his upbringing and family life especially before his arrest and subsequent detention I found the book interesting given current events the recent monetary settlement by the Canadian government.That being said, I wouldn t necessarily recommend this book in a vacuum I think there are better books describing Guantanamo Bay prisoners and th


  7. Rebecca McCaffrey Rebecca McCaffrey says:

    it was okay wayabout khadr s family than him himself and his experience at guantanamo thought it could have used a lotfrom his perspective and not from those around him e.g., family, lawyers, the author though i have to remember that the book was written 10 years ago and so muchhas developed since would like to read an autobiography by him perhaps someday


  8. Layla Layla says:

    Should be required reading for anyone who feels inclined to comment on Omar Khadr and his harrowing life story Incredible reporting from Michelle Shepard.


  9. Holly Holly says:

    Written before he was released so it could do with an update but an excellent overview of the case.


  10. Sarah Lameche Sarah Lameche says:

    OK I know its got great reviews this book but I just don t know where I stand with it That s to say I don t know how I feel about it It was nothing like I expected I suppose I really didn t expect such a long in depth look into his fathers life and the rest of his family Logically this was needed to show the upbringing that led Omar into the situation he was in I think the problem I have is that its such a thorough look into the life of his father yet not so much of Omar hi


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