GOOD: Tabitha Speer & Layne Morris Seek To Stop Omar Khadr’s $10 Million Payout

It’s an opportunity to stop the disgraceful injustice of taxpayer money going to Omar Khadr.

Tabitha Speer – the widow of Sergeant Christopher Speer who was killed by a grenade Omar Khadr confessed to throwing – and Layne Morris – a U.S. soldier blinded in one eye from the same grenade – are reportedly going to file an emergency injunction that could block Omar Khadr’s $10.5 million payout.

As reported by the Globe & Mail, “Two sources say they are expected to ask the Ontario Superior Court as early as Wednesday to uphold a 2015 Utah civil court judgment ordering Mr. Khadr to pay them $134-million (U.S.) for his actions in Afghanistan.”

This makes perfect sense. A court has ordered Khadr to pay $134 million to Speer and Morris. Khadr didn’t have any money, so he couldn’t pay anything. However, he could soon have $10.5 million. Therefore he will be able to pay and can give that $10.5 million to Speer and Morris towards the full $134 million owed.

Both common-sense and morality would dictate that the payout goes to Speer and Morris.

Unfortunately, it seems common-sense has long been abandoned by our political and legal “leaders.”

According to the Globe & Mail, “A federal official said the prospect of the courts ruling in their (Speer and Morris) favour is remote.”

Brutal.

Canadians want the money to go to Speer & Morris

The Khadr payout has caused massive outrage and widespread condemnation. The overwhelming majority of responses have been fully against Khadr getting any money at all, and it’s clear that Canadians believe any money should go Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris – the true victims.

As Canadians and as human beings, we can feel in our gut that it is deeply wrong for someone who fought on the side of terrorists against our allies, and killed one of our allies, to somehow be rewarded with more money than most people make in their entire lives.

That’s why the payout to Khadr is an outrage, and is totally disgraceful. Instead of rolling over, the government should be fighting it with everything they have. And they should do everything to make certain that any payout goes to Speer and Morris, not Omar Khadr.

Spencer Fernando

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