An absolutely crazy statement.
Maher Arar, who was tortured and detained in Syria based upon false information passed on by the Liberal government in the early 2000’s, has certainly suffered greatly at the hands of the government.
Yet, a statement he recently made on Twitter is absurd.
After Conservative Senate Leader Leo Housakos and journalist Ezra Levant tweeted about questions regarding the possibility that Liberal MPs met with Omar Khadr on Parliament Hill, Maher Arar tweeted the following:
“I’d feel much safer having Omar Khadr on Parliament Hill vs having Ezra Levent or Leo Housakos for that matter.”
I'd feel much safer having Omar Khadr on Parliament Hill vs having Ezra Levent or Leo Housakos for that matter. https://t.co/ItZp4rPBUY
— Maher Arar (@ArarMaher) August 21, 2018
That is an absolutely crazy thing to say.
Ezra Levant is a journalist and Leo Housakos is a Senator.
By contrast, Omar Khadr pled guilty to throwing a grenade that killed Sgt. Christopher Speer and seriously injured Layne Morris.
And unlike what happened to Arar – who Syria has said was totally innocent – it is quite clear that Khadr is guilty.
So, to compare a journalist and a Senator to Khadr, and then to say that the journalist and the Senate are more dangerous than Khadr is absolutely crazy, and should be condemned by Canadians of all political stripes.
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