“And last year he was charged with a misdemeanor after Palatine police stopped him with ‘an ax in the waistband of his pants’ and a gym bag containing an expandable baton, duct tape and more.”
Yeah, just a tourist, you greasy Islamophobe.
Jihadis have long wanted to poison the water supply. As far back as 2002, the feds arrested two jihadis who were carrying plans about how to poison water supplies. In 2003, al-Qaeda threatened to poison water supplies in Western countries. In 2011, a jihadi in Spain likewise planned to poison water supplies.
And in May 2013, seven Muslim “chemical engineers” were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir, a key supply of water for Boston, after midnight. Only months later and indirectly did we hear that it was a “criminal matter.” A month later, locks were cut at the aqueduct that supplies water to Greater Boston.
Also in May 2013, jihadists were caught in Canada who had considered poisoning air and water to murder up to 100,000 people. In October 2013, the FBI was investigating a possible water supply threat in Wichita. In January 2014, a Muslim broke into a water treatment plant in New Jersey.
(CBS) — Clean drinking water is essential for our health, so when a man with a foreign passport is discovered trespassing in a protected Chicago water plant, the FBI and Homeland security are alerted.
Authorities say Shahroon Augustine entered the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with a duffle bag, containing a passport from Pakistan.
He was charged with trespassing, then vanished.
“If our water supply isn’t vigorously protected, we as a society could have real trouble,” says Richard Schak, a former Chicago Police official who launched the criminal justice program at National Louis University.
He has studied municipal water systems.
“I hope it doesn’t fall through the cracks because it could indicate someone that’s looking, casing, trying to find something that’s vulnerable,” he says. “He could be an innocent guy that got into the wrong spot, but he could also be the worst type of person that we’re dealing with.”
Augustine, who may have lived in Palatine at one time, has had numerous previous arrests. He has pleaded guilty to two separate drug charges in Wisconsin. And last year he was charged with a misdemeanor after Palatine police stopped him with “an ax in the waistband of his pants” and a gym bag containing an expandable baton, duct tape and more.
Augustine spent 10 days in jail for that.
In the most recent incident, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and Homeland Security were notified after Augustine made his way onto the South Side water plant.
Augustine was released on his own recognizance. But he failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued. Three months later, he pleaded guilty and was re-sentenced to court supervision in late October.
A spokesperson for the city Department of Water Management, citing security, will not say how Augustine got access, though he claims he never breached “critical areas.”…