It's amazing how these stories get no coverage. A Muslim planned to poison Spain's tourist water supplies in the cause of Islam. "We will not be in peace until we set our foot again in our beloved al-Andalus," al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said here in 2007. Al-Andalus is the Moorish name for Spain.
“Kill the enemies in the heart of Europe and the USA … attack their houses, poison their water, set off explosives in their markets and the places where they meet”. Spanish Terror Suspect Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba
AFP: An Al-Qaeda suspect plotted to poison tourists’ water supplies to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden, a Spanish judge said Saturday as he remanded the man in custody.
Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba, a 36-year-old Moroccan, had gone so far as to obtain manuals on
poisons, toxins and explosives on jihadist websites, the judge said.Police swooped soon after the suspect appeared to be saying farewell to his wife.
Chiba’s online comments on jihadist websites “expressed a clear desire to carry out an attack against ‘infidels’ by poisoning human water supplies”, he said in a written ruling. The online comments indicated that he wanted to strike “at camp sites and tourist resorts”, most likely in Spain, said the judge of the National Court, Spain’s highest authority for hearing terrorist cases.
“The risk increased after he entered in contact with other users of the forum who supplied him with manuals on how to make and use poisons, toxins and explosives.”
Police arrested Chiba on Wednesday in the southern town of Linea de la Concepcion.
He was remanded in custody Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a terrorist killing and of being a member of a terrorist organisation. Formal charges have not yet been laid. In one online post found by police he swore his allegiance to Al-Qaeda’s North African offshoot, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
The suspect had “expressed his intention to continue the organisation’s efforts to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden and other key members of Al-Qaeda”, the court said.
US forces killed bin Laden on May 1 in Pakistan, a decade after the September 11, 2001 attacks he masterminded levelled the World Trade Center in New York and damaged the Pentagon.
“It is considered probable that all the actions carried out by Abdellatif Aoulad could be the steps taken according to a plan whose goal could be to carry out a terrorist act,” the judge said. Chiba called for attacks to be carried out in Europe and the United States in the online postings but the court said the plot to poison water supplies “probably concerned Spain since that is where he lives”.
In one post he wrote on August 11, he urged members of the jihadi forum “to kill the enemies in the heart of Europe and the USA … attack their houses, poison their water, set off explosives in their markets and the places where they meet”.