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Chiheb Esseghaier appeared in a Toronto court by video link this morning. He said he is seeking a legal aid lawyer to defend him against several terrorism-related charges in what the RCMP has called the first known alleged plot in Canada directed by al-Qaida.
The 30-year-old Montreal man said he wants a lawyer who can co-operate with his need to use the Muslim "holy book as a reference for my judgment."
Esseghaier has said he does not recognize the authority of the secular Criminal Code, telling court today, "I don't want a book written by humans." Read more: www.cp24.com...
Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through angel Gabriel (Jibril) from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately 23 years beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.