An ex-Marine, Muslim man who was planning a terrorist attack at Pier 39 in San Francisco was stopped by law enforcement according to court documents.
According to NBC Bay Area, Everitt Aaron Jameson was charged by law enforcement officials with allegedly “providing ‘material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization’ between Oct. 24 and Dec. 20.”
Why was this particular area targeted? According to authorities Jameson went for Pier 39 because it is heavily crowded and Jameson is very familiar with the area.
According to ABC7, Jameson graduated from the Marine Corps in 2009. While there he added a "sharpshooter" qualification. He was discharged from the Marines for not disclosing his medical history.
Per Daily Wire:
Jameson allegedly told officials that he was “ready to die” as they noted that he “espoused radical jihadi beliefs, including authoring social media posts that are supportive of terrorism, communicating with people he believes share his jihadi views and offering to provide services to such people, including in the form of his presumably employer-provided two truck in service of the 'cause.'”
“He wrote a letter stating among other things: ‘You all have brought this upon yourselves. There are no innocent Kuffar! Each and every Kuffar in this Nationalistic, Godless society has a hand in this. You've allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews. Both You and he are wrong, it belongs to the Muslemeen,’” the FBI complaint stated.
FBI agents raided his home on December 20 where they allegedly found multiple firearms. During the raid, officials claim that he told them that he supported ISIS and “would be happy if an attack was carried out.”
The man, Everitt Aaron Jameson, praises Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi here. Remember, the physical ISIS caliphate may be gone but the ideology is not & it continues to inspire. https://t.co/xNNAykIdD5
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) December 22, 2017