Via accused Raed Jaser ‘con artist’ not terrorist, his lawyer says

TORONTO – Alleged Via Rail terrorist Raed Jaser was a cash-strapped “con artist” trying to bilk Chiheb Esseghaier and an undercover FBI agent out of their money, a jury heard Thursday.

In his closing, Raed’s lawyer, John Norris, portrayed his client as a huckster “trying to run short cons and long cons,” not a terrorist conspiring with co-accused Esseghaier.

Jaser aimed to fleece Esseghaier and an FBI agent posing as a rich Muslim American businessman with schemes that lined Jaser’s pockets.

To execute his scams, Jaser created “a front” or “legend” of a terrorist, Norris said.

Oh yea, I am so buying that defense.

  • Censored_often

    Yeah, and I’m a monkey’s uncle who builds mancaves in public parks seven meters long and two meters deep with a power generator et. al. !!!

  • chayisun

    These “moderate muslims” can really dig deep for excuses. Really, this muslim hasn’t got the brains to come up with this doozy. Lawyer double talk. The problem is some stooges will actually buy this crap. An all around terrible thug.

  • marty_p

    So let me get this straight – your intent is to maim and kill in the name of Mo and then because you got caught you use the “Dumb and Dumber” defence to attempt to get off?
    I would have more respect for these assholes if they at least stuck to their Mo beliefs and said “Yup – we fully intended to kill Kuffars”.

    • I give Chiheb credit for doing “The Full Muslim”

  • Minicapt

    Congratulate him on doing such a persuasive job that he’ll have be jailed as a terrorist.