Federal officials charged a California man Friday with allegedly plotting a Christmas terror attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39.
Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, is accused of posting “radical jihadi beliefs” online that showed his support of terrorism, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. FBI officials arrested Jameson for allegedly planning to target Pier 39, a popular tourist location and shopping area in San Francisco.
Officials said Jameson, a tow truck driver from Modesto, Ca., pinpointed Pier 39 as a possible location for a terror attack because he “had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area,” ABC 7 reports, citing FBI documents. He allegedly named the area for a Christmas Day attack that would possibly use explosives, according to ABC 7.
In a statement, Acting San Francisco Mayor London Breed credited the “diligent efforts of the FBI and local law enforcement agencies” for thwarting the planned attack and announced that the San Francisco Police Department would have an increased presence throughout the city.
“San Francisco is a city that proudly champions democracy, freedom and liberty,” Breed said. “Sadly, that makes our home a target. We will not allow the thwarted attempts of one dangerous individual to disrupt our way of life. We will remain vigilant and continue to protect our city from any threat.”
A spokeswoman for the FBI’s San Francisco field office said in a statement that there was “no specific and credible threat to the Bay Area at this time” and “the public was never in imminent danger.”
“I’m glad to know we Muslims are finally hitting back,” Jameson wrote to an FBI informant he was communicating with. “The Kuffar deserve everything and more for the lives they have taken,” he added, using an Arabic term meaning “non-believer.”
Earlier this month, McKinney said an undercover FBI agent began communicating with Jameson and questioned how he might be able to help ISIS. Jameson allegedly responded, “I was a soldier in the Kuffar army before I reverted [to Islam]. I have been trained in combat and things of war. [God willing,] anything of that nature.”
We need to put an end to this!
Liberals toleration on terrorism brought us situations like this!
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