“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.” That is the statement made by al-Qaeda terror suspect Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba revealing his intention to poison the Spanish water supply.
The jihadist-hopeful, who resides in Spain, reportedly plotted to poison tourists’ water supplies to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden. Police reportedly arrested Chiba on Wednesday in the town of Linea de la Concepcion.
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.”
Undhimmi adds that in one online post uncovered by police, Chiba swore allegiance to al-Qaeda’s North African branch, 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 stated.
“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.
According to reports, Chiba's online ravings called for attacks to be carried out in Europe and the United States but the court said the plot to poison water supplies “probably concerned Spain since that is where he lives.”
On this occasion another plot has, hopefully, been foiled. Sadly, however, there will surely be another on its heels to take its place.