A Hollywood film in the works will depict a Canadian formerly detained at Guantanamo as a reformed young man who now rejects terrorism and his family’s ties to al-Qaida.
But there’s evidence 21-year-old Abdurahman Khadr’s true story doesn’t fit the feel-good script proposed by Paramount Pictures, according to Andrew Walden, writing in FrontPage magazine.
Khadr is the son of Ahmed Saeed Khadr, a Canadian citizen whom the U.S. has accused of having direct ties to Osama bin Laden. He also is the brother of Omar Khadr, who, as WorldNetDaily first reported exclusively, is accused of killing a U.S. Special Forces medic.
Another brother is Abdullah Khadr, who, according to a Taliban spokesman, was the suicide bomber who killed Canadian Forces Corporal Jamie Murphy in Kabul Jan. 27.
Omar Khadr was released from the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because the U.S. had no charges and believed he no longer was an intelligence asset.
Abdurahman Khadr returned to Canada in October after he was captured in Afghanistan and escaped the CIA, with whom he had made a deal to provide information undercover. That included a stint as a prisoner at Guantanamo and a mission to Bosnia, where he abandoned the CIA by entering the Canadian embassy in Bosnia.
After returning home, Abdurahman admitted he had been trained at an “al-Qaida-related camp” for three months in 1998, but played down his family’s suspected ties to bin Laden…
Abdurahman could earn as much as $500,000 from the project, scheduled to debut next year. According to Variety, the film apparently will follow the storyline that makes Khadr “look best.”
Vincent Newman, president of Vincent Newman Entertainment, which owns the rights, calls it a “classic black sheep story — a story about the rebel of the family.”
The producer is considering actor Johnny Depp as the lead, Variety says…