Omar Khadr’s smile hasn’t changed.
The cheerful face staring at readers from the cover of November’s Maclean’s magazine instantly recalls the joyous grin illuminated in green night vision videos of Khadr taken during 2002, when he was planting roadside bombs to be used against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
“It’s a disgrace that he is on the cover of a mainstream news magazine, being portrayed as a victim, and in the company of two real victims, including a victim of Islamic terrorism,” Ezra Levant told FoxNews.com. Levant is the author of “The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr.”
“Khadr’s transformation from a racist, sexist, Jew-hating terrorist, into a celebrity and folk hero is the result of nearly 10 years of combined propaganda by leftist journalists and lawyers – with Khadr as the willing participant,” Levant said. “They have managed to transform a pathological murderer into a ‘victim,’ providing Al Qaeda with a great PR victory.”
Khadr, 28, is described as a victim of “searing personal tragedy” on the front of Maclean’s, a weekly Canadian news magazine with a purported readership of nearly 2.5 million. In the cover shot he stands behind two seated women: one a sexual assault victim who was left for dead and one who was kidnapped by Somali criminals.
That Khadr is the confessed murderer of a U.S. soldier, who lived in Osama Bin Laden’s Afghan compound and served as an Al Qaeda translator is mentioned nowhere on the magazine cover, nor in promotional materials.
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