UPDATE: Apparently the “person outside Massachusetts” they were targeting was Pamela Geller; CNN called her for comment on it.
Will the media elites begin to call for her protection and the defense of the freedom of speech?
UPDATE 2: Here is CNN’s report confirming that Usaama Rahim was targeting Pamela Geller.
This report doesn’t say who they had in mind, but they do seem to have had someone specific. Hmmmm…who on earth could it be? In any case, they ultimately decided to attack local police instead. So many “provocations,” so little time!
“Everett man charged in alleged plot to ‘behead’ police,” by Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss, Boston Herald, June 3, 2015:
A man arrested in Everett yesterday in connection with a plot to behead police is being charged in federal court for the alleged scheme to “go after” the “boys in blue,” court records state.
David Wright, aka Dawud Sharif Wright and Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, is being arraigned now in federal court in Boston.
The 26-year-old Roslindale man who was shot and killed by police yesterday — Usaamah Rahim — was allegedly helped by Wright in destroying a phone Rahim had used to plan random attacks on police with a Marine fighting knife he purchased online, officials say.
“”I just got myself a nice little tool. You know it’s good for carving wood and like, you know, carving sculptures … and you know …,” Rahim apparently told Wright in a recorded phone conversation days before he was shot and killed by terror investigators, according to court papers.
On May 25, Rahim purchased a 15-inch-long Ontario Spec Plus Marine Raider Bowie fighting knife with a 9.75″ blade, according to the affidavit, filed by FBI agent J. Joseph Galietta.
“In guarded language, Rahim told Wright about a plan, in which he was involved, to kill a person outside of Massachusetts,” according to the affidavit.
Later in the conversation, Wright told Rahim something was “like thinking with your head on your chest,” which prompted them both to burst out laughing.
“Based upon my training, experience, and involvement in this investigation, I believe this is a reference to the practice of some foreign terrorist organizations to behead targets and place their heads on their chests in propaganda videos,” Galietta wrote.
On Sunday, May 31, Rahim, Wright, and a third person met in inclement weather on a beach in Rhode Island about his plans. Two days later, Rahim called Wright and told him he no longer planned to commit an attack in another state but was instead going to “go after” the “boys in blue.”
“Yeah I’m going to be on vacation right here in Massachusetts … I’m just going to go ah go after them, those boys in blue, Cause, ah, its the easiest target and, ah, the most common is the easiest for me.”
The vacation, investigators believe, was a reference to “committing violent jihad.”
“Make sure also, very important, make sure that, ah, at the moment you decide to that you, ah, delete, you delete ah, from your phone or you break it apart. Throw it on the ground,” Wright apparently warned Rahim. “Get rid of it, before anybody gets it; make sure it’s completely destroyed.”
Rahim, hours before he was shot, responded: “I will.”…