If an Islamic jihadi had targeted a member of, say, Black Lives Matter (yes, I know that would never happen, but just for the sake of argument) for jihad murder, do you think the FBI would have been this cavalier? Neither do I.
“FBI suggests terror suspect targeted Pamela Geller,” WND, July 7, 2016:
New details about the foiled terrorist plot of Mohamed Bailor Jalloh reveal the former member of the Army National Guard encouraged a “targeted” assassination attempt against internationally renowned human rights activist and anti-Shariah campaigner Pamela Geller.
According to the affidavit submitted by Special Agent Nicholas Caslen of the FBI, Jalloh’s plot focused on conducting a Fort Hood-style massacre against the United States armed forces. However, the affidavit reveals Jollah also spoke to an undercover FBI source designated “CHS1” about other potential operations, including killing a specific person.
Evidence suggests the most likely target was Pamela Geller.
The affidavit reads:
When discussing attack operations, JALLOH stated he knows such operations are “100 percent the right thing.” JALLOH then asked if CHS1 ever thought about targeted operations (targeted killings). JALLOH then identified a person by name who had organized multiple Draw the Prophet Mohammad contests in the United States. JALLOH provided the general location for this individual and described this individual as “evil.” JALLOH insinuated that this individual would be an ideal focus of a targeted attack because of his/her actions against the Prophet Mohammad.
The affidavit does not specifically identify the target. However, a footnote from this section of the document indicates who the target was.
The footnote reads:
In May 2015, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi attacked the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. This event was organized by the individual identified by JALLOH. Both Simpson and Soofi were killed by law enforcement officers in the attack. Shortly before the attack, Simpson pledged his allegiance to ISIL on social media. Days later, ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack in a radio broadcast.
The event in Garland was organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which is headed by WND columnist and author of “Stop The Islamization of America” Pamela Geller. It is therefore likely Geller was the person targeted by this latest terrorist plot.
At the event in Garland, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, equipped with assault rifles and body armor, attacked and wounded one law enforcement officer. An estimated $30,000 worth of security prevented the two terrorists from breaking through and executing their plan to slaughter attendees and both were killed before entering. Another man, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, was later convicted of bankrolling the operation and conspiring to support the Islamic State.
However, the event in Garland was not the end of threats against Pamela Geller. The Islamic State has specifically called for her assassination.
Nonetheless, Geller says she will never back down from her work and condemns those who back down to threats of terrorism.
“The threats come in frequently,” she told WND. “I find it astonishing that free people in the West are so willing to throw away their freedom with both hands, and to acquiesce to violent intimidation and Shariah restrictions. The West has a death threat on its head. We have to stand up for freedom in the face of this savagery. The West seems all too willing to surrender.”
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation did not respond to repeated requests to confirm or deny Geller was the individual targeted by Jalloh. Geller told WND she has not been contacted by law enforcement “at all” about this latest potential threat.
Jalloh’s plans were disrupted with the help of civilians at a gun store called Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia. Employees at the store initially refused to sell weapons to Jalloh because he lacked enough forms of identification. Saying he’d return, Jalloh left. But soon afterward, FBI agents who had been monitoring Jalloh entered the store and filled in the employees on Jalloh’s intentions.
Employees of Blue Ridge Arsenal then disabled a Stag Arms SA1, which they sold to Jalloh upon his return. FBI agents arrested Jalloh the next day.
Earl Curtis, owner of Blue Ridge Arsenal, told WND he was happy to help participate in the law enforcement operation and help prevent a terrorist attack. Curtis said the employees had no idea about Jalloh’s intentions until the FBI agents entered the store and notified them. However, Curtis said gun store owners have the right to deny service to anyone they deem suspicious.
“I have as much leeway as I possibly can have,” Curtis told WND. “I don’t have to sell to anybody, to anybody I don’t want to. I can refuse sales or service to anyone who comes into my business.”
Curtis said often this decision is made on the basis of simple intuition.
“It’s just a feeling,” he said of what he bases his decision to sell or not sell on. “If my guys have a feeling that this person shouldn’t be sold a gun, what we’ll usually say is, ‘I’m sorry, sir, but we are not going to sell you a firearm.’ And we ask them to leave. Period.
“It’s just a feeling. They might say something or do something to where we don’t feel comfortable. Once that happens, we shut the sale down.”…