Ismaël Habib wanted the court to believe he was an accidental jihadi who travelled to Syria in 2013 out of “curiosity” and took no part in the fighting. He never heard a single gunshot while there, he testified, comparing the experience to summer camp.
On Monday, Quebec Court Judge Serge Délisle dismissed 29-year-old Habib’s testimony as “outlandish,” saying it was “destroyed by contradictions and weighed down by elements of dishonesty and lies.” He found Habib guilty of attempting to travel to Syria to commit a terrorist act, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
That's racisss! What possible proof do they have? Like travelling to the nirvana that is Syria is, somehow, a crime!?
In a meeting captured on video and played for the court, he told an undercover officer posing as a Québécois crime boss that he dreamed of living under the rule of ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
He told the supposed crime boss he wanted “to do as much as I can to help the Islamic State, in all ways, financially, physically or dying for them — whatever they need.”
He explained: “We love death like you love life.”
Doh! He went full Muslim.