It was with great sorrow that we read your letter to Dennis Edney on May 26, 2010 and which has been published in many newspapers and websites. Sorrow because your pain is palpable. Sorrow because of the great injustice dealt you. Sorrow because you have given up hope. And sorrow because you are not aware of the multitudes of people in Canada, the United States and even the world who support you.
This letter is being sent to you with the express intention of bringing some of that support to you. We know you were a child soldier and should have been treated as such. We don’t hold you responsible for the sins of your father. We want you to fight the Guantanamo military justice machinery. Do not allow yourself to be a scapegoat. Your life is too important. The lessons you have learned to valuable to sacrifice to such a cause.
Omar, please know, that as you fight for your freedom and justice, we stand firmly behind you, because you are fighting for all of us. We welcome the day when you will, after having entered Guantanamo an imprisoned child, walk away from it a free man. Never give up hope…and we’ll do the same.
If you would like to sign this letter to Omar please go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/10/open-letter-to-omar-khadr