Giving the lie to headlines such as this one from Reuters: “Activist says Boston beheading plot targeted her; police express doubt.” This was never true: the claim that the Boston jihadis were targeting Pamela Geller never came from Geller herself; she first heard about it when CNN called her and asked her for comment about it. The mainstream media elites hate Pamela Geller so much, they will even lie to minimize threats to her from Islamic jihad killers. And the police saying the plot was “wishful thinking” is more of this — it was real enough for the FBI and NYPD to alert Geller last week that something very serious was afoot. Although they didn’t tell her the specifics, it is clear now that this was the plotting to which they were referring.
Of course, if this had been a jihad plot against, say, Daisy Khan, not that there ever would be such a thing, no one would be expressing any skepticism at all. But Pamela Geller is just the wrong kind of jihad victim, as far as the corrupt and compromised elites are concerned.
“Police confirm Geller was initial target of terror plot,” by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press, June 5, 2015:
BOSTON — The family of a Boston man shot to death by terrorism investigators was shocked by allegations that he planned to kill police officers, and saw no signs that he had become radicalized, their attorney said Thursday.
Ronald Sullivan, a Harvard Law professor, said Usaama Rahim’s family considered him “an energetic young man trying to make his way in this world” and saw no behavior or changes in demeanor that would lead them to suspect he would espouse violence.
Surrounded by Rahim’s brothers, mother and wife on the sidewalk where Rahim was shot, Sullivan said they hope to work “productively and cooperatively” with investigators in a “joint effort to search for the truth.”
“Let me be clear: The family is not making any substantive claims at this time about what happened in this case,” Sullivan said. He said the family planned to view a video of the shooting later Thursday, but said that may not tell the whole story.
Rahim, 26, was fatally shot Tuesday after investigators said he refused to drop a military-style knife as they sought to question him about “terrorist-related information.” Police have said the video shows officers backing up and Rahim moving toward them before they fired.
Sullivan said Rahim’s brother Ibrahim Rahim, a well-known imam in Boston, regrets posting a Facebook message based on incorrect, third-hand information claiming that his brother had been shot three times in the back.
“We now know we simply did not have all the facts at that time,” Sullivan said.
Police Commissioner William Evans said Rahim had talked about beheading blogger Pamela Geller before deciding to target police officers. “There was some mention of that name,” said Evans, who dismissed the idea as “wishful thinking” while speaking on the “Today” show.
A Muslim leader said Thursday that his killing by Boston Police and the FBI was reckless and unnecessary. Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, who is close to the Rahim family, said he believes they wanted him dead.
“You can capture elephants, lions and tigers without killing them,” Faaruuq said. “The intent was not to capture him and keep him alive.”
Faaruuq said Rahim had been under surveillance for nearly three years, but he’s not convinced, based on what law enforcement officials have released, that it was warranted.
He also noted that the family had difficulties trying to bury their son because at least one cemetery refused to accept his body because he was a suspected terrorist. The funeral service and burial will be held Friday but the family is keeping it private, he said.
Geller wasn’t surprised that she may have been a target.
She’s a combative personality known for provoking Muslims by campaigning against a mosque near the World Trade Center site in New York, sponsoring inflammatory advertisements and organizing Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas
“They want to make an example out of me to frighten the rest of the US into silence and submission,” Geller wrote in an e-mail to the AP on Thursday. “This is not about me. This is about whether the US will stand for freedom or submit and cower before violent intimidation.”…