Terror Suspect in Canada: Laws of Mortals Don't Apply
Criminal code is not the 'holy book,' argues Chiheb Esseghaier
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2013 2:10 PM CDT
Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

(Newser) – One of the two men detained in Canada on charges that he planned a terrorist attack on a passenger train tried a novel approach in court today: Chiheb Esseghaier made the case that Canada's criminal code doesn't apply to him because it is not the "holy book," reports the Toronto Star. In what the AP calls a "rambling" statement, the 30-year-old apparently tried to argue that he is not accountable to laws written by mere mortals. Alas, the judge didn't buy it. "Save that for another court," she told him. He got a court date of May 23.

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HANKHILL
Apr 25, 2013 6:52 PM CDT
hang them high!!!!!!!!!!!
Eat_Eateator
Apr 25, 2013 9:26 AM CDT
"I don't like innocent people. I don't like people. But I love life, imbeciles! And among all people the Canadians are the most disgusting. Yes, my god did [place me here]. My god always places me among the people I hate the most. It's the cross I have to bare. They live way too long. Their eyes are shaped like a woman's sex. It's totally disgusting. I don't know [if I'm beautiful] but if I knew, I'd answer Yes. I've never looked at myself. My god forbids mirrors. But my mother, who was gorgeous, used to say I was a pretty little boy. This isn't interesting anymore. No [I, understand the death penalty]. I do not want that. I'm against it." -MERDE
JT119
Apr 25, 2013 8:58 AM CDT
" Esseghaier made the case that Canada's criminal code doesn't apply to him because it is not the "holy book," This just goes to show how religion can mess up some people heads. I see the republican politicians in this country believing the same thing