Confession of Muslim accused of terror-related offence is admissible, Quebec judge rules

A damning confession made by a Quebec man days before his arrest on a terrorism-related charge can be used against him, a judge has ruled.

After months of deliberation, Judge Serge Délisle of Quebec provincial court has decided the RCMP did not break the rules in conducting an elaborate undercover sting operation against Ismael Habib.

In the sting, Habib, 29, told an undercover RCMP officer it was his “duty” to fight jihad alongside ISIS. He also confessed to whipping a prisoner on a 2013 trip to Syria.

He was arrested days later in his home in Gatineau, Que., on unrelated charges, after an apparent domestic dispute. Once in custody, he was charged with the terrorism-related offence.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Future Queebec M.P.

  • reidjr

    I hope people are taking notice many if not most of these Isis supporters are from the Ottawa/Gatineau area.

    • SDMatt

      Well there was that guy who committed an honour killing against his two sisters and got the de rigueur “mental case” diagnosis, as well as that huge explosion out in the sticks that flattened a barn – anything ever get publicized about that one?

      • reidjr

        The brother was back in court yesterday and found to be unfit to stand trial.

  • The Butterfly

    Quebecois, like Maurice Richard and poutine.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      The French sympathizers of Islam in France are even more fervent, on average, than their Quebec counterparts.

      This is what happens after an entire region abandons the Roman Catholic faith completely in the matter of a decade, i.e. the baby with the bath water all at once. It is a human need to believe in something, anything, and so the vacuum is filled by these unfortunate misguided stupid naive individuals by Islam. *sigh*

    • felis gracilis

      Actually, I have more faith in Quebecois than most of the rest of our benighted country. They, at least, have produced some resistance.

      Surprisingly balanced article, considering it is the CBC.

  • SDMatt

    Gatineau you say? I’m all good with him visiting and culturally enriching his neighbour at 24 Sussex.

  • Canadian Born

    A lot of good charging him with terrorism, according to our mentally challenged PM he won’t lose his Canadians citizenship. I really don’t think Junior knows the meaning of deport. Didn’t Harper say we can deport terrorists? guess Harper knew what the word meant. Junior is so hell bent on destroying Canada.

    • reidjr

      Under Harper there was a plan to round up terrorism suspects and in many cases deport them under JT its more hugs and love.