The Canadian government is giving $10.5 million to a terrorist who killed an American soldier, so Americans and Canadians are coming together to show their support for his family.
Journalist Brian Lilley joined “The Jeff Fisher Show” this week to talk about a crowdfunding project for the widow and two children of Sgt. Christopher Speer, who was killed in Afghanistan 15 years ago.
The Canadian government’s decision is “outrageous on every end,” Lilley said, adding that Canadians and Americans alike are furious. The idea behind the IndieGogo project was taking that reaction and using it for something that would actually help Speer’s family.
“If everyone’s angry, then let’s do something good with their anger rather than just shake our fists and yell,” Lilley said.
Omar Khadr was 15 when he threw the grenade that killed Sgt. Speer and seriously wounded another soldier, who is now blind in one eye. The youngest person to be held in Guantanamo Bay, Khadr was recently released and given $10.5 million by the Canadian government along with an apology.