“Assistant federal defender Charles Lee said he hadn’t been presented with the evidence and that his office would investigate the possibility of an entrapment defense.”
How absurd. Could you be entrapped into plotting mass murder?
No? Neither could I.
This is simply an attempt to deflect attention away from the grim reality that conversion to Islam all too often leads the converts to believe that their new religion requires them to commit treason and mass murder.
No one could be entrapped into plotting such things unless his beliefs already led him in that direction.
“Ex-Marine ‘slave of Allah’ ‘planned to funnel crowds onto San Francisco pier with pipe bombs and shoot them dead in Christmas terror attack sparked by Trump naming Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,’” Associated Press, January 5, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A federal grand jury indicted a California man on charges of plotting to use homemade bombs during a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39.
Everitt Aaron Jameson intended to use pipe bombs to funnel people into an area of the popular tourist destination in order to shoot them, the indictment alleges.
The indictment replaces a criminal complaint against Jameson, 26, a Modesto tow-truck driver, but keeps the original charge of attempting to aid a terrorist organization.
He’s now also charged with distributing information relating to destructive devices….
The indictment and a previously released FBI affidavit say he described to agents how to build pipe bombs, described where he intended to assemble the bombs, asked for remote timers, and described how he intended to use the bombs ‘to funnel people into an area in order to shoot them.’
Assistant federal defender Charles Lee said he hadn’t been presented with the evidence and that his office would investigate the possibility of an entrapment defense.
Lee said the FBI found no bomb-making materials when they searched his home, and that two rifles and a handgun were legally owned by a relative and were locked in a gun case where Jameson couldn’t get them.
He said the federal charges are built only on statements his client posted on his Facebook page. Lee added that his client told the FBI undercover employee: ‘I also don’t think I can do this after all. I’ve reconsidered.’
Jameson was discharged from the Marine Corps after little more than four months in 2009 for failing to disclose a history of asthma.
The FBI affidavit said he asked for a fully automatic assault rifle and noted that he earned a sharpshooter qualification….
She also found that Jameson has a history relating to drug abuse and appears to have a mental condition that may affect whether he would show up for future hearings.
Police found a manifesto at his home which denounced Trump for recently declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital and they also discovered three handguns and four fireworks….
Among their messages was his offer to use a truck from the tow truck company where he worked to further the ’cause’.
He also asked them for materials included a PVC pipe, ammunition, powder, nails and an assault rifle, they said.
Jameson’s plan was to set off explosives at the pier to ‘funnel’ crowds to a certain area where he could then hurt them further by presumably shooting them, according to the documents.
Jameson, who refers to himself as a ‘slave of Allah’ online, said Jerusalem was Palestine’s capital instead.
In his correspondence with the agents, he called himself a ‘revert’ meaning he had returned to Islam after not believing.
On December 16, he allegedly met with an undercover FBI agent and proposed a bomb attack on the tourist destination.
He said he was familiar with the site and sent the undercover agents maps and the photographs of it, they said.
In his manifesto, he allegedly described being inspired by the October 31 New York City attack of Sayfullo Saipov who killed eight people by mowing them down on cycle path in a rented Home Depot truck.
He is alleged to have told them: ‘I was a soldier in the Kuffar army before I reverted. I have been trained in combat and things of war. In Sha Allah anything of that nature, as well as funding. Anything for Allah.’
Later, he told the agent ‘they needed something along the lines of New York or San Bernardino’.
Jameson continued to speak to him over text message but, on December 18, backed out of the plot, they said.
‘I also don’t think I can do this after all. I’ve reconsidered,’ he allegedly said.
The FBI searched his home on December 20 and found inside a ‘last will’ and a statement.
The statement 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.
‘Turn to Allah, make tawbah and fight with us, the soldiers who fight in the day and night. Allah SWT is most forgiving, I am not. Long live Isil, Long Live Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
‘Abdallah abu Everitt ibn Gordon al-Amriki.’
During the search of his home, he allegedly admitted to supporting ISIS and said he would have been happy for an attack to be carried out.
Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer