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Outraged Canadians rally to financially support the children of a murdered American soldier

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The Canadian government recently awarded convicted terrorist Omar Khadr $10.5 million dollars in response to his complaint that his country did not protect him from American captors in the Guantanamo Bay detainment facility. Khadr was 15 when he murdered Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer and wounded Sgt. Layne Morris.

Rebel Media’s Brian Lilley reported that Speer had walked into a compound at the end of a firefight with Delta Force team, looking for survivors. Khadr then threw the grenade that ultimately killed him and caused Morris to lose eyesight in one eye. American forces provided medical care to Khadr as well as their servicemen, then took him to Gitmo.

Lilley told Mike Opelka that 71 percent of Canadians oppose the pay out on today's "Pure Opelka." He also said that although the Canadian government ruled that Khadr's rights were violated, it was prime minister Justin Trudeau who decided to settle with him after hearing no testimony.

Canadian Lilley is trying to turn the anger of the Canadian people at this result into good by setting up a fund for Speer’s children on Indiegogo. He hopes to raise at least $1 million, and so far is just shy of $100 thousand in only a couple of days. He said the Canadian government gives a one-time cash payout of $360,000 when a service member dies in the line of duty.

“This guy gets $10.5 million for his rights being violated,” Lilley said. “Maybe we can raise ten percent of that and give it to the victims.”

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 12-3 p.m. ET, "Pure Opelka Replay" weekdays 10-1 a.m. ET & “Pure Opelka” Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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