Omar Khadr payout gains traction in U.S. media after Conservative MPs op-ed

Omar Khadr payout gains traction in U.S. media after Conservative MPs op-ed

WASHINGTON—The federal payout to Omar Khadr had received meagre attention in the U.S. media — until now.The Wall Street Journal has published a scorching op-ed written by opposition MP Peter Kent that’s now gaining traction elsewhere.The former journalist had penned a piece titled, “A Terrorist’s Big Payday, Courtesy of Trudeau.”Read more: Anger at Omar Khadr deal inspires $134,000 in donations to killed U.S. soldier’s familyArticle Continued BelowTrudeau says Khadr case could’ve cost Ottawa as much as $40M if it didn’t settleCanadian judge rejects bid from U.S. soldier’s widow to freeze Omar Khadr’s assetsThe item began with a description of Khadr killing an American army medic, Christopher Speer, when he was 15 years old and fighting alongside Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

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