Dimensions: 264 Pages, 5.51 × 8.66 × 0.79 in
Published: January 9, 2012
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771046006
ISBN - 13: 9780771046001
From the Publisher
A controversial look at the headline-making story of the last
Western prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and the larger implications to
national security, justice, and international relations.
Omar Khadr is the last Western prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay
detention centre. He has been held at the American naval base since
October 2002, accused of killing a U.S. sergeant in Afghanistan.
Khadr was fifteen at the time. His defence team argued that their
client was a child soldier and should be treated as a victim. After
several years of procedural wrangling, Khadr went before a U.S.
military court. In October, he pled guilty, in an agreement that
allows him to be transferred to Canada after one year.
This controversial new book will be published to coincide with Omar
Khadr''s return to Canada in late 2011. It will include shocking
information about the Khadr family, Khadr''s psychological
assessment, and his trial that has often been ignored in the
mainstream media. Challenging the conventional wisdom about the
Khadr case, The Enemy Within is a
provocative look at the definition of "child soldier," life at
Guantanamo Bay, the media coverage of the case, a tainted plea
bargain, and the Canadian government''s plan for Omar Khadr''s
rehabilitation upon his return to Canada.
In this hard-hitting book, Ezra Levant also uses Khadr''s story to
address larger questions about how Canadians view immigration,
terrorism, law and justice, and Canada''s relationship with the
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
"...puts everything on the line the way the best Canadian
journalists always did."
"Ezra Levant is the epitome of the crusading journalist - fearless,
persistent, inventive, brimming with energy."
"Ezra Levant is the No.1 advocate for, and defender of, freedom of
speech, freedom of the press and freedom of thought in modern
-Rex Murphy, Globe and Mail