US: Radicalized security guard had plotted to behead activist and blogger Pamela Gellar
June 4, Boston: The radicalized security guard who was killed waving a military knife at law enforcement in Boston,had been plotting to behead activist and blogger Pamela Gellar according to the Police.
Usaamah Rahim, a 26-year-old security guard is believed to have been radicalized by ISIS and other extremists.According to the authorities Rahim, decided instead to target the “boys in blue,”. “I can’t wait that long,” he said of the original beheading plan, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Boston.
According official’s nearly two hours before Rahim’s confrontation on Tuesday with officers on a Boston street, he allegedly told an associate, David Wright, that he was “going to … go after them, those boys in blue. ‘Cause … it’s the easiest target,” the documents say.
Rahim’s alleged associate, David Wright, 25, appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston to face a charge of obstructing a federal investigation by destroying electronic evidence on Rahim’s smartphone. A detention hearing was scheduled for June 19 after prosecutors said he was a flight risk.
Wright allegedly attempted to destroy Rahim’s cell phone and conceal evidence of their plans, according to the documents. Wright faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted.
Meanwhile, Geller drew attention last month after an off-duty police officer thwarted an attack at her organization’s contest for Prophet Mohammed drawings in Garland, Texas. Gellar, who is the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which includes subsidiary programs Stop Islamization of America and Stop Islamization of Nations, was quoted saying, ” They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and abide by their law voluntarily”, by CNN.
“This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?” she further added. According to her, she’s had an “army of security” since last month’s Texas incident.
“This is what is required just to show a cartoon in America, 2015,” she said. “It’s striking. It’s devastating, and people need to understand what’s at stake. I mean, if we surrender on this point, what will we surrender next?”
The Oslo Times and Agencies