The FBI announced on Friday that they arrested a man who was plotting to launch a terror attack in San Francisco, although he was starting to have reservations about it.
The man, 26-year-old Everitt Aaron Jameson of Modesto, CA, had told am FBI informant that he was hoping to launch an attack on Christmas Day at Pier 39 because he “knew it was a heavily crowded area.” He also said that “he was ready to die.”
His plan involved detonating explosives on the pier, followed by the spraying of bullets toward civilians as they fled the area.
Jameson converted to Islam a couple of years ago and his social media accounts suggest that he was an ISIS sympathizer. In his suicide note, Jameson claimed that no one in America was innocent.
“You’ve allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews,” wrote Jameson. “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.”
He concluded his note by stating, “Long live Isil, Long Live Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Allahu Akbar!”
Jameson had also expressed support for the recent terror attack in Manhattan as well as the attack in San Bernardino in 2015 to an FBI informant; he wanted to launch an attack similar to both of those attacks.
“I’m glad to know we Muslims are finally hitting back,” Jameson told the informant. “Allahu Akbar! The Kuffar deserve everything and more the lives they have taken.”
However, on Monday Jameson told the informant that he wasn’t sure he could go through with the attack. On Wednesday, the FBI conducted a raid of Jameson’s home and found a stockpile of weapons as well as the suicide note. Jameson admitted to the plan and that he would be thrilled to see someone conduct it at some point.
Jameson is a former Marine sharpshooter who was discharged for not disclosing his asthma condition. He had been working as a tow truck driver.