Accused Via terrorist rants against gay marriage in court

Accused terrorist Chiheb Esseghaier speaks with a lawyer in a Toronto courtroom on April 24, 2013....

Accused terrorist Chiheb Esseghaier speaks with a lawyer in a Toronto courtroom on April 24, 2013. (Pam Davies sketch)

Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:28 PM ET

TORONTO -- An alleged terrorist accused of plotting to derail a New York-to-Toronto train ranted against gay marriage in court Wednesday in his latest crusade against the Criminal Code.

Chiheb Esseghaier, who represents himself on terrorism charges and has campaigned to be judged by the Qu'ran instead of the Criminal Code, spent four minutes railing against gay marriage, saying they are unnatural.

"Homosexual marriages are protected by the Criminal Code because the code doesn't consider this a crime. Even the animals don't do this," said Esseghaier, 30, a Tunisian PhD student from Montreal. "The donkeys may. The monkeys do not.

"Why do you allow homosexual marriage when animals don't do homosexual marriages?" Esseghaier asked, adding the Criminal Code is flawed because it was created by "humans."

 


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