The Sun News Network personality, author and activist Ezra Levant discusses his new book The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr (McClelland & Stewart, 2012), with Joseph Planta.
|The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr by Ezra Levant. (McClelland & Stewart, 2012)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Once again I’m joined by Ezra Levant. The lawyer, political activist, journalist and television personality on the Sun News Network has a new book out, The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr. Like his previous books Shakedown and Ethical Oil, it’s already a bestseller, and also a strident, timely book. Omar Khadr has been held at Guantanamo Bay since October 2002, when at the age of 15 he was accused of killing a US sergeant in Afghanistan. His lawyers, as well as his defenders in Canada, his family and certain members of the press have argued that he’s a child soldier and a victim. He struck a plea deal where he will be able to serve part of his sentence in Canada. Not if Mr. Levant has his way. In the book he argues that Khadr, now 25 has become more radicalised in prison, that he’s not disavowed the hateful, terrorist views he holds. We’ll get Mr. Levant to tell us about what’s gone on with Khadr, what the chances are of his return to Canada, and what he’s doing and suggesting others ought to do to prevent that from happening. It’s a timely book, as I’ve said, and it looks at how we view immigration, terrorism, the law, and our relationship with the United States. The book is published by McClelland & Stewart. Ezra’s website is at www.ezralevant.com. And his show, The Source with Ezra Levant is on nightly on Sun News, that’s on here on this coast at 2.00pm, 5.00pm Eastern. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Ezra Levant; Mr. Levant, good morning.