ISIS Bomb Plotter Gets 15 Years
Muslim convert Everitt Jameson targeted Pier 39 in San Francisco for a “perfect” Christmas day attack.
Muslim convert Everitt Jameson, a former Marine sharpshooter from Modesto, California, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for plotting to attack Pier 39 in San Francisco on Christmas Day, 2017.
“There is no place in the United States for terrorists and terrorist sympathizers who threaten innocent people,” assistant attorney general for national security John Demers told reporters. “Jameson put his fellow Americans at risk by supporting ISIS and planning an attack on behalf of the terrorist organization. This is unacceptable, and I am grateful for the hardworking agents and prosecutors who are responsible for this successful result.”
Jameson told undercover agents he admired Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the Islamic terrorists who murdered 14 in San Bernardino in December 2015. Jameson also drew inspiration from Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek Muslim who killed eight people in New York last October by running them down with a rented truck.
The former Marine, who called himself Abdallah abu Everitt ibn Gordon al-Amriki, planned to set off pipe bombs at the busy San Francisco pier and as people fled gun them down with an assault rifle. As he explained, Christmas was the “perfect day” for such an attack, in which he expected to die.
The FBI had been on to Jameson since September 2017and arrested him before he could execute the plot. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hailed the officers who had thwarted a plot to kill Americans. Local CAIR bosses took a different view.
Zahra Billoo, of CAIR’s Bay Area chapter, told reporters he was relieved that an “alleged terrorist plot” had been stopped. On the other hand, “I worry that law enforcement may be continuing to use national security as a guise for turning aspirational terrorists into operational ones.” So the action against the Pier 39 bomb plotter was “frightening from both a safety and liberty perspective.”
Billoo made similar statements regarding San Jose resident Matthew Llaneza, who sought to blow up an Oakland Bank of America branch on behalf of the Taliban. The bomber thought the attack would be blamed on anti-government militias and launch civil unrest across the country. Like Jameson, Llaneza drew a sentence of 15 years in federal prison.
Californian Nicholas Teausant, a National Guard reject, sought to join “Allah’s army” and fight for ISIS in Syria. The FBI arrested Teausant en route to Canada, where he had booked a flight for Syria. In California, he spoke of bombing a “Zionist” daycare center. Teausant pleaded guilty to supporting a terrorist organization and in June 2016 was sentenced to 12 years in prison for supporting the Islamic State,a “designated foreign terrorist organization.”
More recently Amer Sinan Alhaggagi sought to “redefine terror” on behalf of ISIS by killing 10,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area with bombs and cocaine laced with rat poison. He also sought to join the Oakland police department to gain access to weapons for attacks in Tilden Regional Park and the UC Berkeley campus.
“I live close to San Francisco, that’s like the gay capital of the world,” he told confidential sources.” I’m going to handle them right, LOL. I’m going to place a bomb in a gay club, Wallah or by God; I’m going to tear up the city. The whole Bay Area is going to be up in flames.”
To that end, he would start a huge fire in the Berkeley Hills. The FBI was on to him, and in July he pleaded guilty to supporting a foreign terrorist organization, possession of device-making equipment and fraud.
Alhaggagi, Teausant, Llaneza, and Jameson were all portrayed as wannabes, misfits and impulsive young men who, “said many foolish things on the internet,” as Alhaggagi’s family claimed. For the FBI it was not mere online puffery but “a clear and present danger for public safety here in the Bay Area,” as special agent John Bennett noted.
The sentencing of Everitt Jameson on August 6 drew no official statement from California governor Jerry Brown, a San Francisco native and three-time presidential contender. After the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2015, Brown warned that “people who are committed to this jihadist doctrine are going to be killing people in very unexpected places,” and pledged to spend more time “making sure that our federal-state collaboration really is working.”
Governor Brown has since become a supporter of California’s sanctuary state law that protects even criminal illegals. The same is true of attorney general Xavier Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate. Becerra has kept rather quiet regarding terrorist threats to the Bay Area, home to approximately seven million people.
Amer Alhaggagi, who sought to redefine terror by killing 10,000 of them, is slated to be sentenced in November. In the meantime, 15 years for Everitt Jameson, plus 15 years for Matthew Llaneza, plus 12 years for Nicholas Teausant equals zero victims of terrorism, at least for the duration of those sentences.