Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier Have Been Found Guilty

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier, two men accused of plotting to derail a Via passenger train travelling between Canada and the U.S., have been found guilty on eight of nine terror-related charges.

Jaser was facing four terrorism-related charges while Esseghaier was facing five.

  • Good news.

  • FactsWillOut

    It ain’t over ’till the fat lady sings.
    Wait for the sentencing before breaking out the champagne.

    • Censored_often

      You mean one of them may yet get full tenure at York University in the future?

      • WalterBannon

        that or a thirty dollar fine and time served…

    • ntt1

      Yeah. Canadian courts …anger management classes and three years probation?

      • FactsWillOut

        Don’t you actually have to severely beat a woman for no reason at all and give her brain damage to incur such draconian sentences?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Thank God!

  • WalterBannon

    bring back the death penalty

  • moraywatson

    I am appreciative that a jury of our Canadian peers saw fit to give 10 days of their lives to the deliberation of these matters. Their verdicts give me reason to believe that our country has the morality to repel islam.

    • Exile1981

      Actually the fact that it took ten days says that at least one juror was trying to hold out for a not guilty.

      • FactsWillOut

        My money is that one of the jurors was named Mo.

        • Gaylord Ponce

          I thought the same thing.

      • moraywatson

        So what? There was but one count out of nine on which there was irreconcilable deadlock. It appears that there was sufficient doubt about guilt on one count due to a lack of intent, I am glad the jury took that issue seriously. There is no appeal from a jury verdict, and so this places an onus on each juror for the absolute highest standard of care . It is not a time for politics, but a time for application of the law to the facts. Thank you jurors.
        O Canada we stand on guard for Thee!

    • I was rather worried that they would get off.

      • moraywatson

        I understand that sentiment completely. Freedom can seem awfully fragile at times.

        • Could one imagine their giving talks at a university?

          I actually can.

          • moraywatson

            I am barred by the Dean of Theology from hearing “their” courses at Huron University College. (I have that in writing by the way.) So, I guess I do have a little trouble imagining.

          • DUDE!

            What did you do?

          • moraywatson

            I tried to enrol in Ingrid Mattson’s Winter 2015 course 5239B Navigating Freedom of Religion & Accommodation in Canadian Society.

          • And they refused you?

          • moraywatson

            I was subjected to the new protocols put in place for non-matriculating students (in response to my being booted from Ingrid Mattson’s Winter 2014 offering FOR MUSLIMS ONLY 5235b The Muslim Voice: Islamic Preaching, Public Speaking and Worship. ..see National Post Feb 9, 2014) which required me to interview with Dean todd Townshend. Following, the interview (the first and perhaps only one given) I was informed in writing that I would not be a suitable candidate for ANY of Ingrid Mattson’s courses.

          • An interview?


            So much for freedom of movement.

          • moraywatson

            Freedom at Huron University College does not belong to infidels with ideologies at odds with the tender sensitivities of past presidents of ISNA.

          • See.

            That’s your problem right there.

  • Zaba

    The first part of their sentence could be dangling over the Whirlpool in the Niagara River- close to where they wanted to bomb a train.

  • J. C.

    Good. Now hang the bastards…