FBI officials say they’ve stopped a Muslim terrorist who was planning a Christmas terror attack in San Francisco.
The FBI has arrested a Muslim terrorist by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson who worked as a tow truck driver in Modesto. They say he wanted to target Pier 39.
According to FBI documents, the terrorist picked out that location because he “had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area.” He added that it would be easy to “funnel” people into an area where he could inflict casualties.
The terrorist reportedly said he was inspired by the New York massacre on Oct. 31, when a Muslim terrorist drove into a crowd of people.
The documents also say the terrorist was posting and liking pro-ISIS and pro-terrorism content on Facebook.
Officials say the Muslim terrorist was talking to an undercover FBI agent. They add that he was arrested earlier this week and a search warrant was executed at his Modesto home. Several firearms were found, along with fireworks.
Earlier this month, an undercover FBI agent began communicating with Jameson and questioned how he might be able to help ISIS. Jameson allegedly responded, “I was a soldier in the Kuffar army before I reverted. I have been trained in combat and things of war. [allah willing,] anything of that nature.”
On Dec. 16, Jameson met with a second undercover FBI agent and “expressed that he was willing to do anything for ‘the cause,'” including traveling to fight with ISIS in Syria. At the same meeting, Jameson suggested a bomb-and-gun attack on Pier 39. Jameson added that “he did not have and did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die.”
That night, Jameson drafted a martyrdom letter swearing allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump.