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Not sure how this will go over, but I'm creating a catchall thread for all "weird news" or minor current events since I'm seeing complaints about people starting individual threads over minor news stories like "SJW marries terrorist" or "Teacher has sex with 16 year old student.

I'll start by reposting this latest thread here:

SJW Marries Terrorist

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/bl...2016-04-19

EDMONTON — Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, out on bail in Edmonton since last year, is getting married.


Postmedia News has confirmed the 29-year-old former child soldier will marry Edmonton human-rights activist Muna Abougoush, a longtime supporter who wrote and visited Khadr in prison during his time in Canadian custody.

Facebook posts congratulating the couple have quickly spread online.

“I am so happy to think you will be sharing your future together after so many years of shared past,” reads one message.

Abougoush is one of several women who started an international campaign for Khadr’s freedom. She helped launched a website to keep his story in the news and later began corresponding with and visiting him behind bars.

Abougoush told the Toronto Star in 2013 that she was nervous before her first meeting with Khadr: “This case that everyone had been talking about for over a decade was about to become a real person.”

She told the same paper a few years later that Khadr was maintaining a positive outlook despite his challenges.

“Omar is very forward-looking, concentrating on his future. He doesn’t hold grudges. He knows if he hangs on to the negativity of the past he can’t move forward,” she said in May, 2015.

Khadr was released on bail last year after spending more than a decade behind bars in both U.S. and Canadian custody, including eight years at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba.

Since then he has been living in the west Edmonton home of his lawyer, Dennis Edney, as he studies to become an emergency medical responder and reintegrates into Canadian life.

The U.S. military captured a badly wounded Khadr after a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002 when he was 15 years old. He was quickly sent to Guantanamo Bay, where he was tried for war crimes by a military court.

Khadr eventually pleaded guilty in October 2010 to five war crimes, including the murder of a U.S. soldier, but later said he entered the plea only to escape the notorious prison, which has come under intense international scrutiny for its trial treatment of detainees.

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Larry Wong/Edmonton Journal Omar Khadr arrives at the home of his lawyer, Dennis Edney, left, after being released on bail in Edmonton on May 7, 2015.
He was given an eight-year sentence after his plea and was transferred to an Alberta prison in 2012 under an international treaty.

Khadr is appealing his U.S. war-crimes convictions. He was granted bail in May by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, which ruled he posed no threat to the community.

Since then his bail conditions have been relaxed further to allow Khadr to leave the house after midnight for employment or educational commitments.

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The title zeitgeist would be more fitting.

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(04-19-2016 09:04 AM)EDantes Wrote:  Not sure how this will go over, but I'm creating a catchall thread for all "weird news" or minor current events since I'm seeing complaints about people starting individual threads over minor news stories like "SJW marries terrorist" or "Teacher has sex with 16 year old student.

We have a "everything goes thread" and a "teacher's..." thread

Besides your link doesn't work


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(04-19-2016 09:08 AM)Glaucon Wrote:  The title zeitgeist would be more fitting.

Or stupid shit. Stupid shit people do. Or another reason to stop reading the internet. Or surely this won't end badly. Oh no, more cat saved out of tree news. Or bad stuff happening around the world...again.


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Yeah, the title can be changed to something like the "Weird News thread" or something; just so that individual news or blog stories have one self-contained thread.
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(04-19-2016 09:14 AM)samsamsam Wrote:  
(04-19-2016 09:08 AM)Glaucon Wrote:  The title zeitgeist would be more fitting.

Or stupid shit. Stupid shit people do. Or another reason to stop reading the internet. Or surely this won't end badly. Oh no, more cat saved out of tree news. Or bad stuff happening around the world...again.


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I don't see the point of this thread currently. If a news event is worth discussing, you can start a new thread on it.

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