Alleged Canadian terror suspect blasts judge in court appearance

Chiheb Esseghaier complained about being strip searched and made several remarks against gay marriage...

A man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a passenger train spent most of what was supposed to be a quick, procedural court appearance in Toronto ranting about a strip search and gay marriage.

Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two men charged in the alleged Via Rail plot, butted heads today with the judge, who had not presided over the case before, shouting at Superior Court Judge John McMahon for interrupting him.

Both Esseghaier and his co-accused, Raed Jaser, were in court for what was expected to be a quick appearance to set a new date.

One was eventually set, they'll return on Feb. 21, but not before Esseghaier, who does not have a lawyer, loudly complained about being strip-searched for weapons today and making several remarks against gay marriage.

Esseghaier complained he was forced to show his ``sex'' to the guard before his appearance, saying one branch of the system, the court, doesn't have confidence in the other, the jail, which shows the system is ``weak.''

Jaser, who is represented by lawyer John Norris and was denied bail in November, said nothing during the hearing.

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  1. Angry Bill posted on 01/29/2014 01:18 PM
    The comments of my erstwhile and erudite colleague above notwithstanding, I am still a bit confused by this.

    He complained about strip searches, and gay marriage.. Does that mean he believes that the process of being strip searched by a guy means that he is now in a gay marriage with that guy?

    I'm with john on this one. Why are we wasting any resources on this terrorist?
  2. john posted on 01/30/2014 01:31 PM
    i would like to volunteer to stand next to this asshole and when he opens his fat ugly pie hole i will give him a good old fashioned Irish style bitch slapping right on the mouth . SHUT UP BITCH SLAP !!!!
  3. john posted on 01/30/2014 01:38 PM
    why are we wasting money on this pics of shit . man i wish we had the death penalty i would love to throw the switch on this jackass . i say throw the book at him . the one with the sharp edges on it .
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