Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hello? Is this the tourist board?

Five Muslim males in their early 20s break into a courthouse at 2 in the morning to see the sights. Their vehicle contains detailed pictures of high level security facilities and other incriminating evidence, and their excuse, that they were looking for a viewpoint to see the city seems less than plausible.

What do you think?

From FOXNews October 19

5 Foreign Nationals In Custody After Attempted Break-In at
Texas Courthouse, Authorities Say

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

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 a rented 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

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., 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.

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.

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1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah said...

Ooooohhhh sure... I can't count the number of times I've been in a new city and decided to go sight seeing at 2 in the morning. I especially love to visit high level security buildings, scurry up fire escapes looking for unlocked doors, keep detailed maps of said facilities on my lap top, take pictures with my cell phone and relay information back to my compatriots in the car who may have been too tired to make that long climb up rickety fire escape stairs in the dark.
Americans are SO paranoid!
And just because these sight seers are young (in their 20's), from an Islamic nation that is less than friendly towards the US and happen to be Muslim, we should never jump to conclusions about the dear boys motives. Perhaps they were just confused because English isn't their native language?
How xenophobic, racist, and Islamaphobic of us!
Most likely CAIR will insert themselves into the middle of this situation and attempt to defend these fine fellows by accusing officials of racism and discrimination.
When will we wake up?