May 10, 2013

FBI: Terror Suspect Ahmed Abassi Allegedly Plotted To Poison The Air Or Water Supply

Update on my previous post on this jihadist:

Abassi studied Chemical Engineering at a Quebec University

A man arrested in a U.S. terror plot in New York April 22 was a graduate student studying chemical engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, CBC News has learned.

Ahmed Abassi's major is "particularly chilling" in conjunction with other evidence presented against him by the FBI, said CBC's Greg Weston.

The FBI alleges Abassi was plotting to kill upwards of 100,000 people by contaminating the air or water supply in a major U.S. city. However, the plan did not materialize any further than discussions.

Abassi is also being linked to Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two Canadian residents recently arrested in Canada in connection with an alleged plot to derail a Via passenger train.

The RCMP said it worked closely with the FBI during the RCMP's investigation into Esseghaier and his co-accused, Raed Jaser. The FBI's parallel investigation led to the charges against Abassi.

"Through our efforts, we assured that at no time did this individual pose an imminent threat to public safety in Canada," said Sgt. Greg Cox.[More..]

Nothing to see here, move along. OBL is dead and al-Qaeda is on it's heels.

By Stable Hand at 11:32 AM | Comments |