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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:41 PM

"Qur'an-based defence too challenging even for Muslim lawyers"

Qur'an-based defence too challenging even for Muslim lawyers

By Laura Lynch, CBC News



Esseghaier is one of two men charged with terror-related offences in relation to a plot to derail a Via Rail passenger train somewhere between Toronto and New York City.


From his first appearances, via video link, Esseghaier has been demanding what most legal analysts say is an impossibility under Canadian law: a lawyer who will defend him based on the Qur'an.

According to Esseghaier, the Criminal Code is "man-made" law and not a "holy book."

One lawyer, reportedly arranged through Legal Aid, did see Esseghaier in jail recently, but Esseghair said the man would not be able to take on the case because of the unusual requirements.


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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:43 PM

1. Great. This monster is going to make a spectacle of himself and Islam in Canada. That's really

what we need. A propaganda trial. One that will enrage radical muslims around the world.

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