The FBI has arrested a man who was planning a Christmas terror attack at pier 39 in San Francisco. Before being taken into custody, Everitt Aaron Jameson had been liking pro ISIS and pro terrorism posts on Facebook. Jameson then unknowingly spoke with an undercover FBI agent. Jameson was arrested and a search warrant served at his home, where several firearms and fireworks were found.
According to reports, Jameson says he was inspired by the NYC terror attack that happened on Oct. 31st, when a terrorist drove into a crowd of people. Reports also state that Jameson chose pier 39 because he “had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area.” He also said that it would be easy to “funnel” people into an area where he could inflict casualties.
Jameson is from Modesto and lived in Merced. He attended the Islamic Center of Merced. Jameson is a member of multiple Islamic groups on Facebook. Jameson also follows CAIR pages on Facebook. In two of Jameson’s photos on Facebook, he is holding up the ISIS sign.
In a suicide note found at Jameson’s home by the FBI, he wrote:
I Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon have committed these acts upon the Kuffar, in the name of Dar al Islam, Allahu AKbar! You all have brought this upon yourselyes. 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. We have penetrated and infiltrated your disgusting country. These Acts will continue until the Lions of Islam overtake you. Turn to Allah, make tawbah and fight with us, the soldiers who fight in the day and the night. Allah SWT is most forgiving, I am not. Long live Isil, Long Live Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Allahu Akbar! Abdallah abu Everitt ibn Gordon al-Amriki
Read the full report here: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4335714/FBI-Terrorism-Arrest-Complaint.pdf