This is good. After all, why should five Muslims who say they entered the country on September 11, and who broke into a courthouse in the middle of the night after visiting high-security facilities all over the country (they had “‘photographs of infrastructure’ including photos of shopping malls, water systems, courthouses and other public buildings”), and who apparently took something into the building and left it there, be investigated for terrorism? After all, don’t burglars always leave behind something in the places they break into and steal from? Obviously this was a simple burglary, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a greasy Islamophobe. More on this story. “5 Foreign Nationals In Custody After Attempted Break-In at Texas Courthouse, Authorities Say,” from FoxNews.com, October 19 (thanks to CWR):
The FBI and local police said Wednesday they were trying to figure out why five French-Moroccan nationals tried to break into a Texas courthouse in the middle of the night.
At least five foreign nationals are in custody after the attempted break-in at the Bexar County Courthouse in San Antonio, which triggered a bomb scare and FBI terror investigation, a source close to the case tells FoxNews.com.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the suspects are believed to be of French-Moroccan descent.
FBI agents and a bomb squad were called to the courthouse after three men were found inside the building early Wednesday.
The men, along with two others who were outside in an RV, were arrested by San Antonio police. The five suspects are currently being questioned by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
“We’re looking into all aspects of these individuals,” FBI spokesman Erik Vasys told FoxNews.com.
Documents found inside the van showed the men, all in their 20s, had traveled extensively to high-level security facilities around the country, according to local media reports. Investigators also told the Associated Press that 90-day visas, maps, cell phones and computers were found inside the vehicle.
The source declined to comment on whether any bomb-making materials were found at the scene, saying only that the suspects’ motive is still under investigation.
Police said two of the men climbed a fire escape and entered an unlocked door on the fourth floor of the courthouse at around 2 a.m., KHOU.com reports.
The men allegedly told investigators that they were visiting from out of town and said they were trying to get a tour of the city, according to the station.
That makes sense. I often break into courthouses at 2AM when I am in strange cities and looking for a tour. Don’t you?
Sheriff’s department spokesman Louis Antu told the Associated Press that there’s no information to indicate that the incident might be affiliated with terrorism. He said the case is being investigated as burglary of a building.
Antu said the FBI and immigration authorities are involved because the men are not from the U.S. Antu said the men, whose names have not yet been released, were taken to a jail holding facility.