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Everitt Aaron Jameson

Everitt Aaron Jameson

Everitt Aaron Jameson (aka Abdallah Abu Everitt Ibn Gordon Al-Amriki) is a former marine from Modesto, California. In December, 2017 he was arrested for allegedly plotting a Christmas Day bomb attack on the Pier 39 in San Francisco. [0] [1]

Career

Everitt Aaron Jameson attended basic United States Marine Corps training in 2009, according to the court document. He earned a "sharpshooter" rifle qualification, but was discharged for "fraudulent enlistment" after failing to report that he had asthma. [0]

Christmas Day Terror Plot

Photo Everitt Aaron Jameson posted on Facebook with the slogan "Free Palestine"

Photo Everitt Aaron Jameson posted on Facebook with the slogan "Free Palestine"

Statement the Federal Bureau of Investigation found in Everitt Aaron Jameson's home

Statement the Federal Bureau of Investigation found in Everitt Aaron Jameson's home

On December 20, 2017, Everitt Aaron Jameson was arrested at his home in Modesto, California by the FBI for plotting a Christmas terror attack in San Francisco"in support of ISIS," according to a criminal complaint. [0]

The suspect, Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, is accused of providing "material support or resources to a Foreign Terrorist Organization" between Oct. 24 and Dec. 20, and expressing his willingness to "do anything for 'the cause,'" according to an affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Christopher McKinney. His plot was uncovered by way of a sting operation that involved two undercover FBI employees and a confidential informant. [0]

Jameson "identified a possible target location, noting that the best place would be a large area such as San Francisco," according to the court document.

He singled out Pier 39, knowing that it was a "heavily crowded area." Jameson picked the popular tourist destination, saying he was familiar with it and wouldn't need to scout the location beforehand. [0]

The time in question for the attack was between Dec. 18 and 25 because, according to Jameson, "Christmas was the perfect day to commit the attack."

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When asked about an escape plan, Jameson replied "he was ready to die."

Jameson converted to Islam two years ago, the court document said. The Merced Islamic Center told NBC Bay Area that he went to the center two or three times to worship by himself, but nobody there really knew him on a personal level. [0]

According to the complaint, Jameson "espoused radical jihadi beliefs, making social media posts supporting terrorism, communicating with people he believes share his jihadi views and offering to provide services to such people, including in the form of his presumably employer-provided tow truck in service of the 'cause.'"[0]

Jameson used derogatory terms to refer to so-called enemies of radical Islam, the court document stated.

"Kufr" or "kuffar," he called them.

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A confidential informant also reported that Jameson spent time "liking" and "loving"Facebook posts that were "pro-ISIS and pro terrorism," including one that featured Santa Claus armed with dynamite in New York City according to the court document.

The suspect allegedly professed support for the Oct. 31 terror attack in New York City that killed eight people, and the 2015 San Bernardino attack which claimed 14 lives. Jameson "wanted to use a combination of the two" attacks, which McKinney believes is an indication of him wanting to inflict "casualties through the use of a vehicle and firearms." [0]

In terms of how he could support ISIS' cause, Jameson offered funding, referred to his previous military experience — training in “combat” and the use of M-16 and AK-47 rifles — and said he could "blend in" or "shock and awe" according to the documents. He was also willing to travel to Syria. [0]

An undercover employee with the FBI, who Jameson had been in contact with, met the suspect on Dec. 16, the court document shows.

At one point, Jameson stated he needed equipment such as PVC pipes, powder, nails, timers and detonators to purportedly build an explosive device. [0]

Jameson said he could "go to the mountains" to build the explosive devices and then return home to store them, according to the document.

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On Dec. 18, when the FBI employee tried to arrange a follow-up meeting, Jameson said that he was "very busy tonight."

He then backed out of their plan.

"I also don't think I can do this after all," Jameson wrote.

"I've reconsidered."

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The employee said, "We only can do Allah's will," according to the document.

Jameson responded: "In Sha Allah one day I can.

But I can't."

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On Dec. 20, a search warrant was served at Jameson's residence in Modesto. FBI agents recovered a .22 caliber Winchester rifle, one Ruger M77 rifle, a 9 mm handgun, ammunition, fireworks, a will, and more. [0]

They also discovered a handwritten letter.

In it, Jameson wrote:

"I Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon have committed these acts upon the Kuffar, in the name of Dar al Islam, Allahu Akbar ! You all have brought this upon yourselves. There is no innocent Kuffar! Each and every Kuffar in this Nationalistic, Godless society has a hand in this. You’ve allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews. 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. Turn to Allah, make tawbah and fight with us, the soldiers who fight in the day and the night. Allah SWT is most forgiving, I am not. Long live ISIL, Long Live Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Allahu Akbar! Abdallah abu Everitt ibn Gordon al-Amriki." [0]

FBI agents spoke with Jameson after his arrest.

During the interview, "Jameson stated his support of ISIS and terrorism and discussed aspects of the plan to carry out an attack, noting that he would be happy if an attack was carried out,” the court document noted.

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References

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Citation Linksanfrancisco.cbslocal.comCBS San Franciscoarticle about the terror plot
Dec 22, 2017, 9:40 PM
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Citation Linkdailymail.co.ukDaily Mailarticle about Everitt Aaron Jameson and the terror plot
Dec 22, 2017, 9:44 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto Everitt Aaron Jameson posted on Facebook with the slogan "Free Palestine"
Dec 22, 2017, 10:00 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comSelfie of Everitt Aaron Jameson
Dec 22, 2017, 10:00 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comStatement the Federal Bureau of Investigation found in Everitt Aaron Jameson's home
Dec 22, 2017, 10:02 PM
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Citation Linkmodbee.comUpdate: Man with Modesto ties planning SF terror attack tells FBI he was 'ready to die'
Dec 22, 2017, 10:04 PM
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Citation Linkmercurynews.comFBI: Pier 39 Christmas terror plot defused by undercover sting
Dec 22, 2017, 10:04 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHeadshot of Everitt Aaron Jameson
Dec 22, 2017, 10:18 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comStatement by the San Francisco Police Department about the terror attack
Dec 23, 2017, 12:31 AM