In her book Guantanamo’s Child about Omar Khadr, author Michelle Shephard explains that the radicalization of Omar’s father (Ahmed Said Khadr) occurred while he was a member of the University of Ottawa’s MSA. Ahmed Said Khadr studied engineering in Ottawa in the late seventies.
After his graduation, Ahmed Said Khadr went to Pakistan to run the office of Human Concern International, another Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization. While running this MB outfit, Khadr fought alongside al-Qaeda and was killed by the Pakistani army in 2003. An al-Qaeda website profiling “120 Martyrs of Afghanistan” described him as a leader of Bin Laden’s organization and praised him for “tossing his little child [Omar] in the furnace of the battle.”
Michael Petrou (Maclean’s – August 12, 2012): Canada gives $2 million to group collecting for the charitable alma mater of Omar Khadr’s dad