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The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr Hardcover – Jan 9 2012


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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; First Edition edition (Jan. 9 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771046006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771046001
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.2 x 22.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...puts everything on the line the way the best Canadian journalists always did."
Ottawa Citizen
 
"Ezra Levant is the epitome of the crusading journalist - fearless, persistent, inventive, brimming with energy."
National Post
 
"Ezra Levant is the No.1 advocate for, and defender of, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of thought in modern Canada."
—Rex Murphy, Globe and Mail

About the Author

EZRA LEVANT is a lawyer, journalist, political activist, and host of a talk show on SUN TV. He is the author of five books, including most recently Ethical Oil and Shakedown: How Our Government Is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights, which won the Writers' Trust and Samara's Best Canadian Political Book of the Last 25 Years.

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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful By David S. on Jan. 30 2012
Format: Hardcover
It is with profound sadness that professional journalism has become so rare in Canada. This book is a model of journalism and can't be considered "controversial" to anyone willing to objectively evaluate facts, logic, reason and evidence. Because it is proper journalism it necessarily exposes the complete and total failure of Canadian journalism that created the myth of Omar Khadr in the public consciousness. If you've navigated to this book, you know the subject matter by now. A book like this can't say what it says without proof. Mr. Levant provides footnotes and source material for everything documented here. Canadians are generous and trusting. The good qualities of Canada and Canadians are now and will continue to be exploited by evil men like Khadr. The book documents just one example. Canada must be kind, but cannot be naive. I hope this book is a wake-up call for some. Especially in government. I somehow doubt that the deal Khadr struck to return to Canada can be undone by a book. But the effort alone is a remarkable attempt. It's a ripple of hope that good journalism is valuable and can make a difference.
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I'm writing this review since Omar Khadr was released from his Canadian prison in May 2015. I then decided to read this book, plus Michelle Shephard's "Guantanamo Child", as well as watch various TV documentaries including "Omar Khadr" Out of the Shadows", plus read several articles on the internet. e.g. from his Canadian tutors like Arlette Zinck from King's College in Alberta.

I actually didn't know these books had been written; I would have liked to have read them earlier, as I always felt there was a serious lack of solid information about him prior to this.

As much as I tried to stay open minded when reading Levant's book, I was aghast with every page I read. I've never heard so much hatred, fear mongering in my life. He endlessly conjectures and speculates things about Khadr that are the opposite of what people closer to him have to say, and what events since his release from Canadian prison have shown. e.g. he says that Khadr was more interested in being distracted with reading comic books, than doing serious academic studies.

Yet his 15 Canadian tutors rate him as a top student, capable of writing insightful book reviews, highly skilled in mathematics, etc. “If he were a university student of mine, he would be in the top 5 percent,” said David Goa, director of the University of Alberta’s Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life.

Levant insists Khadr was faking his shoulder wound at Gitmo, yet his English tutor Arlette Zinck from King's College supports his still suffering from internal shrapnel wounds when she met him face to face.

Levant blames everyone for Khadr getting out of Gitmo - he blames Obama, the Canadian media, his "groupies".
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Roni Gee on April 27 2013
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I learned more about Omar Khadr and his terrorist family than I thought the book would supply. Very well written.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Freedom on Feb. 4 2012
Format: Hardcover
Thank you Ezra for documenting the outrageous lies, spin and propaganda surrounding these Canadian terrorists known as the Khadrs. How refreshing to finally get the other side of the story complete with documentation and verified facts. Unlike most reporters, lawyers, special interest groups and deluded leftists who rely on emotion and political spin. The truly sickening thing is he lives better than some Canadians and gets much better medical care than all but the most wealthy.

Thanks Ezra and keep up the good work
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5 of 50 people found the following review helpful By BABS on March 21 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have had the opportunity to read excerpts from this book. I have also spent precious time watching Ezra "rant" on Sun Media television. I first came across the name Ezra Levant while investigating the term "Public Lending Right". I will not take the time to explain what that is because it would be good for anyone reading this review to find out for themselves. But Ezra's name came up during that little research project. He held himself in high regard that he did not agree with that aspect of library usage. And yes, this is more a review on Ezra, rather than his writing skills.
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