The thing that is the "laughing matter" is the way the Canadian tree(or terrorist) huggers wailed & cried for this murderous traitor. He is a traitor to Canada, he should be tried for that & should then, with his whole family, be "invited" to leave Canada.
Do you honestly believe that children either "choose" to do everything they are involved in or that they are "forced" to do it? Or do you think perhaps they get involved in things such as Scouts, piano lessons, dance, martial arts, etc. because their parents sign them up, encourage them, and they enjoy it? They are not old enough to "choose" many of these things on their own, and likely don't even know all of the options available to them without parental input, but they are not "forced" to become involved. I hope that helps clear things up for you.
On that note, Omar "compares bin Ladenís training camps to mere martial arts clubs," and it sounds as if he became involved at the age other children become involved in "martial arts clubs."
As for his dad, blaming him, this is what he said - "I think he was just a normal dad. He was just trying to raise his children the right way." And "I know my father, and I donít accept anybody saying that heís a bad person." Hardly sounds as if he is blaming his dad for anything wrong and/or as if his dad "forced" him into anything.
Over and over, [Omar] defended his dad. "I can say heís not an al-Qaeda, and I can base my beliefs on actual facts," he said. "I was living with my father, and I saw him."
FOR YEARS, KHADRíS defenders have pointed the finger at his fanatical father, blaming him for his sonís fate. But Omar himself does not subscribe to that storyline. "I donít believe that my father sent me knowing that my life was going to be in danger," he said. "And secondly, I donít think my father thought that anybody would use his kids and things."
Again. Doesn't sound as if his parents forced him to do anything, or as if he felt that they did.
This doesn't sound as if he were "forced," either: "A home videoórecovered from the rubble of the compound after Khadrís captureóshows the smiling teenager wiring improvised explosive devices and helping to plant them under the cover of darkness."
"Smiling teenager" doesn't come across as forced and/or victimized. His attempt at downplaying/denying his involvement in that is interesting.
As I've also pointed out several times, Omar apologized to Speers' widow "for the pain I caused you and your family," and said he reached "a conclusion" in jail. "Youíre not going to gain anything with hate," he said - which doesn't sound like something he would say if he weren't the one to have thrown the grenade.
Yeah, it's a real laughing matter, for sure.
In the interview he stated that he considers Canada his home country. I lived in Clairesholm Alta for 1 1/2 years (the approximate time he has spent in Canada to date, and I don't consider it my HOME , I was born in a village in Manitoba and lived there for 3 years but that's not my HOME--- My home is where I live & work and his is also. Send him back to Afghanistan and see how he likes his HOME.--- or how they like him.