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In the News True to Qaeda's Cause
October 24, 2010
“We are an Al Qaeda family.”
VIEW: A provocative clip that offers a glimpse of the family of Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr. He just pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier with a grenade in Afghanistan in 2002, when he was 15.
Khadr's an intriguing figure -- a Canadian citizen, raised in the West, whose family moved back to Afghanistan, where he was arrested eight years ago.(You can view view here his emotional interrogation at Guantanamo.)
Canadian producer Terence McKenna came across Omar while reporting for FRONTLINE on the Kahdr family. McKenna's film offered a rare look at what life was like inside the insular terrorist training camps; the playmates of Omar's brothers were the children of their father's longtime friend, Osama Bin Laden.
The clip begins with Omar's brother, Abdurahman, who was disowned by the family for breaking with the Qaeda cause and ultimately became a U.S. informant. (Another brother, Abdullah, was freed after U.S. extradition requests were denied.)