You can always count on religious zealots of all kinds to use their worship of God to try and validate or try to get out of punishments for their crimes.
Montreal man and Via terror plot suspect says Criminal Code is ‘not a holy book’
Chiheb Esseghaier charged with 5 terror offences, including conspiracy to commit murder is saying that the Criminal Code should not apply to him because it’s “not a holy book.”
Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, asked to address the court and was warned to be careful with what he said because it could be used in future
“All of those conclusions was taken out based on Criminal Code and all of us we know that this Criminal Code is not a holy book,” Esseghaier said. “It’s
just written by a set of creations and the creations they’re not perfect because only the Creator is perfect.
“We cannot rely on the conclusions taken out from these judgments.”
The judge thanked him for his comment but told him to “save that for another court.”
Esseghaier, who the Tunisian Embassy in Ottawa confirmed Wednesday is from that North African country, was represented by duty counsel but said he did not want a lawyer and would like to represent himself.
He was charged with five offences including conspiracy to commit murder for the benefit of a terrorist group, conspiracy to interfere with transportation facilities for the benefit of a terrorist group, and participation in a terrorist group.
The judge ordered Esseghaier remanded into custody until his next appearance on May 23, the same day his co-accused, 35-year-old Raed Jaser, is scheduled to be back in court.
We may all believe in a God, one way or another but in this country nothing should ever supersede our laws and anyone who wants to believe different should never be acomodated and if they wish to have this belief then may we suggest that once they serve any prison time given them, then they should also be given a ticket back to their homeland.