Muslim chaplain arrested for trying to s…
Authorities say a New York jails chaplain has been charged with trying to smuggle three razor blades and a pair of scissors into a facility.
The Department of Investigation says 58-year-old Imam Zul-Qarnain Shahid was arrested at the Manhattan Detention Complex on Wednesday.
The department says Shahid was arrested on several charges, including four counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a felony.
In the more inflammatory NY Post story, they were described as “box cutter blades” – anything to get the 9/11 reference in there. The Post article also said Shahid had served 14 years for murder himself, which means that as an ex-felon the prosecutor is more likely to go for the maximum 7 year sentence.