Considering where train bomb plotter Chiheb Esseghaier is headed, you would think that he wouldn’t be that eager. But I don’t think we have any right to pass judgement on his religious heritage and sexual orientation.
The outburst from Chiheb Esseghaier, who has repeatedly used court as a platform to espouse his religious views, came toward the end of the hearing, as the female officer moved toward the prisoner’s box to handcuff him.
“You are not my wife,” barked Mr. Esseghaier, clad in an orange prison jumpsuit and with a bushy black beard. “I want a man to touch me, not a woman. She is not my wife.”
A male officer was already in the room to escort his co-accused, Raed Jaser, back to his cell; in response to Mr. Esseghaier’s complaint, the male and female officers switched places. Mr. Jaser did not raise an issue.
“I don’t accept other reference, only the holy Koran… The Criminal Code is not perfect; only [the Koran] is perfect,” Mr. Esseghaier said in a rambling and repetitive answer to Justice Ian Nordheimer’s question on whether he was continuing to seek counsel.
Clearly it’s not perfect if it panders to a cretin like Chiheb.