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In the News True to Qaeda's Cause

October 24, 2010

“We are an Al Qaeda family.”
Abdurahman Khadr, brother of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr

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.)

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"Even a Christian would like to die for his religion"? This tells you how sick these people are. I am a christian and I have been fighting terrorism most of my adult life and have been in two wars and I would not die for any religion.

Charles Murphy / August 19, 2010 9:12 AM

ok so prior to charles murphy comment i'm sure when he said "even a christian would die for his religion" im pretty sure he wasnt just talking about christianity.... also i noticed that frontline said omar's sister said hes being acused of killing ONE american soildier and said so what? ok well how about this american soldiers killed THREE of his friends. but omar is punished?? that is like a slap to the face. think about it. how does that one work out just because his family is Al Queida they are the disgusting people??? us as americans should think about that.

maria luna / August 24, 2010 6:52 PM
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