Montrealer sentenced for firebombing two Jewish institutions

A young Montrealer has been sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday for firebombing two Montreal Jewish institutions. With evidence that couldn’t be reported until their guilty plea, investigators say Omar Bulphred and an accomplice were arrested after police heard them on wiretaps describing the abduction of a gay man to rob him and cut his throat. Bulphred, 23, was born in Algeria. He pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and two of uttering threats Thursday morning at the Montreal provincial courthouse.

After 15 minutes’ deliberation, the judge sentenced Bulphred to seven years in prison. His accomplice Azim Ibragimov, 25, of Kazakh origin, had already pleaded guilty. Evidence at their bail hearing showed that the two styled themselves as radical Muslim terrorists.

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