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Zaynab Khadr

Zaynab Khadr

Born 1979

The eldest child of the Khadr family, Zaynab Khadr was born in Canada to Maha el-Samnah and Ahmed Khadr. Following the 1992 injury that left Ahmed disabled, Zaynab became a "second mother" to the younger children. She has since been a stalwart defender of the family's legal rights to remain in Canada, and for her imprisoned brothers Abdullah and Omar.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Zaynab Khadr.


1979 Birth Born in 1979.


1992 13 Years Old Following the 1992 injury that left Ahmed disabled, Zaynab became a "second mother" to the younger children. … Read More
1995 16 Years Old In July 1995, Ahmed arranged for the 15-year old Zaynab to marry an Egyptian man named Khalid Abdullah in December, and Maha began preparing an apartment for the couple in the family's house. … Read More
1997 18 Years Old Her fiancĂ© re-surfaced in Tehran in October 1997, and contacted the family to try to re-schedule the wedding he had missed. … Read More


1999 20 Years Old In 1999, Zaynab was introduced to the Yemeni Yacoub al-Bahr, who had fought in Bosnia although better-known as a wedding singer in Kabul. … Read More
2001 22 Years Old In late 2001, Zaynab's father ran into al-Bahr in Kabul and told him that he should either return to his wife and daughter, or consent to a divorce. … Read More
2002 23 Years Old In January 2002, she took Abdulkareem and Safia to Lahore for a stay at the hospital, where her daughter needed medical attention. … Read More
2003 24 Years Old In 2003, Zaynab, her daughter and her mother stayed at a house in Birmal, Pakistan for two days, before their hosts grew wary of American jets overhead, and they moved further into the mountains of Waziristan. … Read More
2004 25 Years Old In 2004, Zaynab appeared in a documentary entitled Son of al Qaeda, during which she made the following comment concerning the September 11th attacks; … Read More
2006 27 Years Old Zaynab has been involved in arranging support for other Canadians accused of militant actions in the War on Terror, notably attending the bail hearings and preliminaries for the accused men and youths arrested in Toronto in 2006. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old In October 2008, Zaynab began an 18-day hunger strike on Parliament Hill where she hoped to draw attention to the government's inaction on bringing her brother back to face trial in Canada.


2009 30 Years Old On October 5, 2009, Isabel Teotonio, writing in the Toronto Star, while reporting on her brother Abdullah's extradition hearing, asserted that Canadian officials had seized a hard drive that had belonged to her father. … Read More
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