Boston Terror Suspect: Beheading By ISIS Targeted Pamela Geller
Pamela Geller, free speech activist and provocateur, was recently the target of a beheading plot by a terror suspect who was radicalized by ISIS. CNN reports that Geller, who in May was given national attention because of the Islamic terror attack in Garland, Texas, during her Draw Mohammed cartoon contest, was a beheading target from a ISIS radicalized terror suspect that Boston police shot while he charged them while waving a knife.
ISIS terror suspect Usaamah Rahim had planned to target Pamela Geller for beheading, but grew weary of waiting for his jihad moment and chose to take aim at the “boys in blue,” according to reports.
Two hour prior to the Boston police confrontation, terror suspect Rahim was already beginning to abandon his beheading target, Pamela Geller, and reportedly said he was going after Boston police because they were an “easy target.”
According to Mediaite, prior to Rahim’s beheading plot against Pamela Geller, the FBI says that they have been tracking him for some time.
Some reports had suggested that ISIS radicalized Rahim was that he was both “on the phone,” and was “shot in the back of the head” three times. Boston police shared the surveillance video of the incident between them and the man behind the beheading plot against Pamela Geller. Darnell Williams, the president and chief executive of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, confirmed that reports about him being shot in the head on his cellphone were inaccurate.
“What the video does reveal to us very clearly is that the individual was not on the cell phone, the individual was not shot in the back and that the information reported by others that was the case was inaccurate.”
Williams was not the only one to view Rahim’s altercation with Boston police, as Imam Abdullah Faaruuq also saw the video, and spoke on behalf of Boston’s Muslim community.
“We do see a very vague video that is not clear as to what transpired. It wasn’t at a bus stop. He wasn’t shot in the back and there is not detail enough on the video to tell us exactly what happened.”
There is one dispute that should be noted: Boston police did say that the beheading plot suspect was shot two times, while religious and civic leaders maintain it was three shots.
Prior to plotting the beheading of Pamela Geller, and his knife-wielding confrontation with police, the FBI claims that Rahim’s behavior took a violent turn. On social media, they say he was making threats against police. During his 24-hour surveillance by federal authorities, they noted that he purchased three “military fighting knives” that were longer than 8 inches from Amazon, and apparently bragged about it to one of his associates.
“I just got myself a nice little tool. You know it’s good for carving wood and… carving sculptures.”
The Inquisitr reported on Garland, Texas, incident, during Pamela Geller’s Draw Mohammad cartoon contest. Two Islamic terrorist were shot and killed by police after coming to attack attendees. Beheading target Pamela Geller reacted to the news by saying she was a target of “anti-blasphemy laws.”
“They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and abide by their law voluntarily.
There are those who defy jihad & draw Mohammad-or share drawings of him- & there r those who comply. Which 1 are you? pic.twitter.com/XwhiuWVLK7
— Bosch Fawstin (@BoschFawstin) June 4, 2015
Geller lamented about her need for excessive security, in light of the terrorist attack in Garland and the ISIS-inspired beheading plot in Boston, as “striking” and “devastating.”
“This is what is required just to show a cartoon in America, 2015.”
Federal authorities are still looking whether or not Wright, and the other unnamed accomplice, were the only confidants of ISIS-radicalized Rahim.
[Image via Creative Commons / Bosch Fawstin Twitter]