Montreal School Bomber Sentenced

(National Post-Canada) Graeme Hamilton - Calling him a terrorist who struck at Canada's fundamental values, a Montreal judge Tuesday sentenced Sleiman El-Merhebi, 19, to a 40-month prison term for firebombing a Jewish school library. ''There is a distinction to be drawn between vandalism and terrorism: One seeks to destroy stupidly, the other to intimidate, to sow terror for a political goal. Terrorism is much more dangerous to a society; it attacks its foundations,'' said Judge Jean Sirois of Quebec Court.

2005-01-20 00:00:00

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