The Montreal-based suspect accused of plotting an al-Qaeda-linked attack on a Via Rail train told a Toronto court Wednesday that he does not recognize the Criminal Code of Canada, saying it is “not a holy book.”Open contempt and hostility for the law of the country he lives in, and shows he cares more about the Koran than the laws of his host country. Despicable.
Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, made the comments in a court appearance Wednesday morning, where he is facing five charges including conspiracy to commit murder. Mr. Esseghaier, along with Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto, are accused of plotting to derail a Via passenger train on a rail line between New York and Toronto.
Mr. Esseghaier, a stocky figure with a thick beard and glasses, was soft-spoken and polite during his appearance, and declined the services of an Arabic translator. He did not appear with a lawyer, and was represented by a duty counsel. [...]
Mr. Esseghaier stood, then calmly said to the court that he does not recognize Canada’s Criminal Code. "First of all, my comment is the following because all of those conclusions was taken out based on Criminal code,” he said. “All of us we know that this Criminal Code is not holy book, it's just written by set of creations and the creations they're not perfect because only the creator is perfect so if we are basing our judgment ... we cannot rely on the conclusions taken out from these judgements."
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Jihadist arrested in Canada disrespects their law because it's not "holy" book
One of the terrorists arraigned in the case in Quebec has voiced his contempt for Canadian law: