Suspect Fatally Shot By Police Planned To Behead Pamela Geller
Usaamah Rahim was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers,in Boston.
Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.
But Rahim, a 26-year-old security guard who officials believe was radicalized by ISIS and other extremists, decided instead to target the “boys in blue,” a reference to police, according to court documents. “I can’t wait that long,” he said of the original beheading plan, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Boston on Wednesday…
Rahim’s associate, David Wright, 25, appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston Wednesday 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 co-conspirator 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.
Rahim purchased three military fighting knives with blades longer than 8 inches on Amazon.com, the court documents said.
Terry "Death to Equality" Xu June 4th, 2015 at 12:46 am
why didn’t he get a gun?
Chinese Democracy June 4th, 2015 at 12:53 am
have you ever tried to behead anyone with a gun?
granpa.usthai June 4th, 2015 at 1:43 am
12 gauge 00 buck 3″ magnum @ 10 feet would pretty much do it.
Chinese Democracy June 4th, 2015 at 2:30 am
beats trying to saw with it
rg9rts June 4th, 2015 at 7:30 am
Thats not beheading…that is vaporizing
granpa.usthai June 4th, 2015 at 1:37 am
He should have upheld his Constitutional Right to keep and bear Nuclear Arms.
@< 5 miles out, it'd have probably accomplished the mission.
fahvel June 4th, 2015 at 1:38 am
fives years for breaking a portable phone – next throwing out used toilet paper will be illegal since it contains some smelly dna.
granpa.usthai June 4th, 2015 at 1:45 am
accidents happen – could say it slipped out of his hand.
AnthonyLook June 4th, 2015 at 2:07 am
Was it a gun with a bayonet? Gellar is loving the publicity.
whatthe46 June 4th, 2015 at 2:29 am
i’m sickend by it. hey, look at the violent muslims, don’t look at our violent “christians” don’t look at the “antagnoistic” “christians” that want to start a war in our own back yard.
AnthonyLook June 4th, 2015 at 3:14 am
Don’t be sicken by it; take in stride. This Christian/ Muslim battle has been going for over 1300 years. This is history repeated from a stubbornness over the centuries on both sides. All Americans can do is not capitulate America to these theocratic fascist fake christians. They must never lead this nation.
greenfloyd June 4th, 2015 at 6:11 am
No matter how you feel about Geller and her “contest,” there are two less terrorists and the worse thing that happened was a “security guard” was injured, and thankfully will recover.
The “Draw Muahamaad” offense pales in comparison to the murder and mayhem these two IS terrorist wannabes were intent on. However, I would not recommend a repeat.
But look, today is too late, in YouTube time. I’ve read there’s already a “contest” copy-cat in Phoenix who seems to make Geller’s Islamophobia appear mild. That’s if it’s even real and not just part of a crazy-cynical get-rich scheme. What is real, are troubling images like the one below: what are we to make of it all? And it’s not even Summer yet!
Jack E Raynbeau June 4th, 2015 at 12:36 pm
It was a get rich quick scheme.
greenfloyd June 4th, 2015 at 10:16 pm
Yeah I know… I was referring to his true feelings about “Muslims.” In addition I suspect PTSD.
rg9rts June 4th, 2015 at 7:29 am
We were premature in our actions
Talibandrew Breitbot June 4th, 2015 at 8:11 am
Pamela Geller? I mean, seriously, Pamela Geller? That low-rent rabble-rouser? Is this the best these low-rent Osamawannabes can do? They’re obsessed with provocative cartoons and keep swinging for the low-hanging fruit.
If those losers had been serious about terrorizing the West and had any kind of imagination, they would have targeted a bigger affront to the superstition known to Islam – say, someone like Sepp Blatter.
Anomaly 100 June 4th, 2015 at 8:51 am
I’m so glad he’s dead.
Did I just type that out loud?
StoneyCurtisll June 4th, 2015 at 9:32 am
Couldn’t the police have waited a little longer before confronting this suspect?..
If Pam Geller was his target, he couldn’t be all bad..
Just think if someone had murdered Hitler before he went too far…(lots of sarcasm)
Buford2k11 June 4th, 2015 at 10:03 am
Geller is pretty much a terrorist herself…or she is supporting the extremists with her failed ideas…she is nothing but a grifter…
Suzanne McFly June 4th, 2015 at 2:04 pm
Sadly the term grifter has a past that has helped others similar to geller (palin) scam millions from paranoid inbreds.
Jeb ==The Mexican Impregnator June 4th, 2015 at 9:30 pm
The cops could have waited until he actually cut her head off and give all of us a break….
bpollen June 5th, 2015 at 3:17 am
I don’t wish beheading on anybody, but there would be an obvious poetic justice to it. Except for the fact that it would turn her into a martyr for her rabid and rancid followers.