The FBI has announced that a Modesto man who expressed support for the Islamic State planned a Christmas suicide attack on the popular tourist destination, San Francisco’s Pier 39.
According to the court documents filed Friday, the authorities said that a man identified as Everitt Aaron Jameson, a tow truck driver, admitted to an undercover FBI employee whom he believed to be an IS senior leader that
“Pier 39 would be an ideal location for a terrorist attack.”
Jameson convinced that the person he was talking to was really a leader from the terror group even sought his help for an assault rifle, ammunition, powder, tubing, and nails- materials needed to make a pipe bomb.
The documents further allege that the suspect told the FBI employee the disturbing statement that “we need something along the lines of New York or San Bernardino, in obvious reference to the Oct.31 terrorist attack in New York City this year and the shooting-related terrorist attack in Southern California in 2015.
Jameson even allegedly illustrated his plan to the FBI employee where “explosives could ‘tunnel’ or ‘funnel’ people into a location where Jameson could inflict casualties.
FBI agents conducted a search warrant on Wednesday in one house in Modesto and discovered a note signed by a certain Abdallah abu Everitt ibn Gordon al-Amriki dated December 16, which in part said, “I Abdallah (abu) Everett ibn Gordon have committed these acts upon Kuffar, in the name of Dar al Islam, Allahu Akbar!”
The chilling thing is “Kuffar”, or kafir, is an Arabic term used to refer to non-Muslims.
The FBI agents also confiscated firearms from the said residence.
The terror group Islamic State incidentally has called for attacks on Western cities around the Christmas holidays, which happens to be also mostly a Christian celebration.