In a martyrdom statement, the suspect – who called himself a “slave of Allah,” said “I Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon have committed these acts upon the Kuffar, in the name of Dar al Islam, Allahu Akbar!”
The FBI has arrested 26-year-old Everitt Aaron Jameson for plotting a terror attack.
According to NBC Bay Area, “A Modesto man was charged Friday with plotting a terror attack — using explosives and a truck — in San Francisco on Christmas Day “in support of ISIS,” according to a criminal complaint. The suspect, Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, is accused of providing “material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization” between Oct. 24 and Dec. 20, and expressing his willingness to “do anything for ‘the cause,'” according to an affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Christopher McKinney.”
According to reports, the FBI foiled the plot through an undercover sting operation, and found that Jameson planned to target Pier 39 on Christmas Day.
The report notes that “Jameson “espoused radical jihadi beliefs, including authoring social media posts that are supportive of terrorism, communicating with people he believes share his jihadi views and offering to provide services to such people, including in the form of his presumably employer-provided tow truck in service of the ’cause.'”
Jameson spent some time in the US Marines, but was quickly discharged since he failed to report that he had asthma.
When police raided his residence, they found an Islamist manifesto, which in part read“I Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon have committed these acts upon the Kuffar, in the name of Dar al Islam, Allahu Akbar! You all have brought this upon yourselves. There is no innocent Kuffar! Each and every Kuffar in this Nationalistic, Godless society has a hand in this. You’ve allowed Donald J. Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews. Both You and he are wrong, it belongs to the Muslemeen. We have penetrated and infiltrated your disgusting country. These acts will continue until the Lions of Islam overtake you.”
According to reports, Jameson seemed to try to back out at one point, however, a court document notes that “Jameson stated his support of ISIS and terrorism and discussed aspects of the plan to carry out an attack, noting that he would be happy if an attack was carried out.”
Jameson could face up to 25 years in prison if found guilty.
Clearly, the threat of Islamist terrorism – both from overseas and from radicalization within countries – remains a serious threat.
Disturbingly, the fact that Jameson was radicalized without even heading overseas shows how dangerous and naive it is for the Trudeau government to think that returning ISIS fighters can be “re-integrated” into our society.
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