“They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws”
After being maligned by the press for “inviting” violence by taking a stand for free speech at her Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event, Pamela Gellar was target of a beheading plot.
Usaamah Rahim, who was being investigated by the FBI, was shot and killed by Boston police Tuesday. Rahim and an alleged co-conspirator, planned to behead Pamela Gellar.
Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, 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.
Geller drew national attention last month after an off-duty police officer working security thwarted an attack at her organization’s contest for Prophet Mohammed drawings in Garland, Texas. She’s president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which includes subsidiary programs Stop Islamization of America and Stop Islamization of Nations.
Geller spoke to CNN late last night. “They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and doesn’t abide by their law voluntarily. This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?” Geller continued, “The thing that’s been ignored coming out of Garland, Texas is that ISIS is here. They’re in America.”
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