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A must-read review of Ezra Levant’s latest effusion, The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr appears in this month’s Literary Review of Canada (behind a paywall, alas).

Reg Whittaker effectively demolishes this foamy bit of far-right hackwork, of course, but his concluding paragraphs are particularly worth the airing:

I have no idea what kind of a human being Omar Khadr is as a result of his nightmarish history; I would be astonished if he is able to emerge unscathed. But what I cannot fathom is the personalized vindictiveness without limit expressed by Levant against someone who has been systematically abused by all the adults and authorities in his young life. What can drive such unhinged hatred for a young man he has never even met?

On his last bilious page, Levant writes: “Letting in Omar Khadr is a full-force slap in the face to the Conservative base in Canada.” I sincerely hope that he has underestimated the basic decency of his fellow Conservatives.

You’re a humane and generous individual, Reg, but your hope is grievously misplaced. Bring on the slap.

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