If true, this is another illustration of something that needs to be said again and again: We’re at war, and the enemy is still trying to kill us.
This time, by poisoning the water supply:
Kosovo authorities say they have cut off the water supply to tens of thousands of people in the capital after police arrested five suspects linked to Islamic State who were allegedly planning to poison a reservoir.
Pristina’s water authority said the water supply was shut off early on Saturday “because of security issues”, and that samples were being tested for suspicious substances.
Police say officers patrolling the Badovac reservoir saw three of the men, whose identities have not been revealed, behaving suspiciously. The reservoir supplies almost half of Pristina, a city of more than 200,000 people. Another two suspects were arrested elsewhere in Kosovo.
All face terrorism charges, police said, without giving any further details.
Let’s make one the clear from the start: Kosovo is a majority-Muslim province, and the victims of these
brave knights of Allah raving psychos would mostly have been their fellow Muslims. But, that’s okay; their government is allied with the US against ISIS, making them “hypocrites,” one of the worst sins in Islam, and justifying action against them. That they would also kill potentially thousands of innocent Muslims –men, women, children, the elderly– is not their problem, for it is Allah’s will, and surely he will know his own when they appear for judgement before him.
(Seriously , the fatalism in Islam is appalling, and I’ve no doubt the well-read Salafi jihadist could find justification for everything I described above in the Qur’an and hadiths. And it wouldn’t be cherry-picking, either.)
But ISIS won’t limit its depredations to Muslims who don’t meet their standards. No, they have repeatedly threatened the West and America, they are recruiting from among us, and our infrastructure is dangerously vulnerable — including our water supplies (PDF). The people in Pristina were lucky that their police and counterintelligence were alert enough to avert a disaster, but we can’t always count on being so lucky.
Not when we’re dealing with fanatics who think they’re on a mission from God.