Everitt Jameson allegedly expressed support for jihadists on social media before planning a suicide attack in San Francisco (Facebook.)
A Northern California tow-truck driver has been arrested this week and accused of planning an ISIS-inspired Christmas Day suicide attack on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, according to authorities.
Everitt Aaron Jameson attended Marine basic training “in or about” June 2009 and “graduated several months later.” Jameson trained as a sharpshooter, but was later discharged for failing to disclose a history of asthma, Fox News reports.
Jameson, 26, faces one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
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.”
In an 11-page affidavit filed in federal court in Fresno Friday, FBI special agent Christopher McKinney alleged that Jameson espoused “radical jihadi beliefs” on social media. According to the agent, Jameson “liked” and “loved” ISIS-related social media posts, including one that threatened a Christmas attack in New York City.
Jameson also allegedly expressed support for Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who drove a rented truck down a Lower Manhattan bike path on Halloween, killing eight people and injuring 11 others.
“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. I have been trained in combat and things of war. [God willing,] anything of that nature.”
On Dec. 16, McKinney claimed Jameson met with a second undercover FBI agent and “expressed that he was willing to do anything for ‘the cause,’” including traveling to fight with ISIS in Syria. At the same meeting, Jameson allegedly suggested a bomb-and-gun attack on Pier 39, a popular tourist area on the San Francisco waterfront. Jameson added that “he did not have and did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die,” McKinney wrote in his affidavit.
On Wednesday, FBI agents searched Jameson’s home in Modesto and recovered fireworks, two rifles and a 9mm handgun, along with multiple magazines. When interviewed by FBI agents, Jameson “stated his support of ISIS and terrorism” and said that “he would be happy if an attack was carried out.”
This scumbag needs to be shipped off to an ISIS camp and he will see what it’s really like.
SENTENCE- DEATH BY FIRING SQUAD.
FILTHY MUSLIM TRASH.
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!