A terrorist act. “Montreal Jewish school firebomber gets 4-year sentence,” from CBC News, November 17 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Montreal man accused of firebombing a Jewish school was sentenced to four years in prison for what a judge described as a terrorist act.
Azim Ibragimov, 25, pleaded guilty earlier this year to firebombing the Skver-Toldos Orthodox Jewish Boys School in Outremont in 2006, and attempting to attack the Snowdon YM-YWHA the following year.
He also pleaded guilty to uttering threats in the form of letters that claimed the crimes were committed in the name of Islamic Jihad, a militant group that vows to destroy Israel and set up an Islamic Palestinian state.
The letters also hinted there were more incidents to come.
The arson attack was racist and hateful, and amounted to terrorism, Quebec Judge Gilles Cadieux said in his long ruling issued Monday at the Montreal courthouse….
For that, Gilles Cadieux will himself be called racist and hateful.