December 23, 2017

WORLD: Islamist Christmas Attacks On Christians Foiled In Europe As US State Dept Issues Travel Alert. Islamist Arrested Who Planned Christmas Terror Attack For San Francisco's Pier 39.

BizPac Review
written by Jacob Bojesson, DCNF
Thursday December 21, 2017

Police in Germany and the United Kingdom have foiled Islamist plots to carry out attacks during Christmas.

A 29-year-old man considered to be an active Islamic State member was arrested for allegedly planning a truck attack against an ice skating rink in the German city of Karlsruhe. The suspect spent several months applying for truck-driving jobs without success.

He previously fought for ISIS in Iraq were he received weapons training and scouted locations for potential attacks, police said.

Four men were detained Tuesday at separate locations in Britain after an operation to stop a bomb attack during Christmas, potentially against a Christmas market in Sheffield. Counter-terrorism police called the arrests “significant” and said the suspects had been on their radar.

Europe is on high alert during the holidays after a truck attack killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin last year. Italian authorities have increased security checks at airports, train stations and ports. High-traffic areas have also set an upper limit on the number of people allowed at once.

The U.S. Department of State recently issued a warning to citizens planning on visiting Europe during Christmas. The travel alert will be in effect until Jan. 31.

Of course his father told reporter that his son is nice guy and couldn't have done this. He wouldn't hurt a fly. And then the former FBI agent interviewed tells reporter suggest that he has a mental health condition. He converted to islam 2 years ago. Why is that always the response to these Islamic terror attacks worldwide almost weekly? (emphasis mine)

NBC7 News, San Diego
written by Rhea Mahbubani and Brendan Weber
Friday December 22, 2017

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.

The plot was uncovered by way of a monthslong sting operation that involved two undercover FBI employees and a confidential informant, who communicated with Jameson first through private messages and then on social media.

Jameson "identified a possible target location, noting that the best place would be a large area such as San Francisco," according to the court document. He singled out Pier 39, knowing that it was a "heavily crowded area." Jameson picked the popular tourist destination, saying he was familiar with it and wouldn't need to scout the location beforehand.

The time in question for the attack was between Dec. 18 and 25 because, according to Jameson, "Christmas was the perfect day to commit the attack."

When asked about an escape plan, Jameson replied "he was ready to die."

Jameson converted to Islam two years ago, the court document said. The Merced Islamic Center told NBC Bay Area that he went to the center two or three times to worship by himself, but nobody there really knew him on a personal level.

According to the complaint, 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 used derogatory terms to refer to so-called enemies of radical Islam, the court document stated. "Kufr" or "kuffar," he called them.

A confidential informant also reported that Jameson spent time "liking" and "loving" Facebook posts that were "pro-ISIS and pro terrorism," including one that featured Santa Claus armed with dynamite in New York, according to the court document.

The suspect allegedly professed support for the vehicular terror attack that killed eight people in New York City on Oct. 31 and for the 2015 mass shooting that claimed 14 lives in San Bernardino. Jameson "wanted to use a combination of the two" attacks, which McKinney believes is an indication of him wanting to inflict "casualties through the use of a vehicle and firearms."

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