Another Islamic cell busted wide open in the war on the global jihad "overseas contingency operation". Oh the irony of Charles de Gaulle's Eurabian chickens, coming home to boost.
Investigators Allegedly Overheard Cellmates Speak of Using Airplanes, Grenades in Terror
Dubbed the Sheik and the Engineer by the Italian press, the two men - Bassam Ayachi, 63, a Syrian-born with French citizen, and Marcel Gendron, 34, a French engineer converted to Islam - were already being held in prison in Bari, Italy on charges of organizing illegal immigration.
Investigators placed microphones inside the prison cell they shared.
According to the Italian paper La Repubblica, apparently aware that
someone might try to listen, the men spoke in low voices and
interrupted phrases and would turn up the volume of the TV in their
cell at crucial times. Nonetheless a pool of 14 translators helped
decipher the taped conversations in Arabic and French, which
investigators say show the men were actively planning terrorist attacks
in Europe – with talk of "a ton of grenades" and a plane attack on Charles De Gaulle airport.