Yesterday morning a young man of the Muslim persuasion was shot to death in a CVS parking lot in Roslindale, a suburb of Boston. Usaamah Rahim had been under 24-hour surveillance — possibly due to having so many unpaid parking tickets — by a joint task force of FBI agents and Boston police. The agents reported that he pulled a knife while advancing on them, and refused an order to drop the weapon.
After the fatal shooting the brother of the deceased took to Twitter to report that his dear innocent sibling had been shot in the back while talking on his cell phone to their father.
The police, however have video evidence that indicates that Mr. Rahim was not quite as harmless as his brother made him out to be. Furthermore, it appears that the deceased’s long-range plans included the beheading of the blasphemous infidel Pamela Geller.
The video below shows Ms. Geller’s conversation with the hostess of a CNN news program. She does an adept job handling the obnoxious and tendentious questions aimed at her by her interlocutor. Pay special attention to the part about the Southern Poverty Law Center:
See also the CNN article on what happened yesterday in Roslindale.
Here are more details from The Washington Times:
Boston Suspect Plotted to Behead Conservative Blogger Pamela Geller
Usaamah Rahim, the man fatally shot by Boston police after brandishing a military knife at them on Tuesday, plotted to behead conservative blogger and activist Pamela Geller, CNN reported.
Ms. Geller organized the Prophet Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Garland, Texas, on May 3 at which two suspects opened fire on a security guard before being shot and killed by police.
“They targeted me for violating Shariah blasphemy laws,” Ms. Geller told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
Rahim, 26, who authorities believe was radicalized by the Islamic State and other extremists, was fatally shot two hours after allegedly telling an associate of plans to target the “boys in blue” — a reference to police officers.
Ms. Geller was Rahim’s original target, three law enforcement sources told CNN, but he turned his attention to the police, saying of the Geller plan, “I can’t wait that long.”
Rahim was the subject of a terror investigation and had been under 24-hour police surveillance.
Rahim’s associate, David Wright, appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday to face a charge of obstructing a federal investigation by destroying an electronic evidence. Wright allegedly tried to destroy Rahim’s cellphone.
- A Boston imam named Abdullah Faarooq acknowledges that Mr. Rahim was not on his cell phone, was not at the bus stop, and was not shot in the back —contrary to what brother his Ibrahim (a different imam) asserted yesterday on Twitter
- Fox10 Phoenix video of the entire press conference (21 minutes)
- Former Boston Police Commissioner discusses the incident on CNN
- Daily Mail excerpt from the press conference
- WBZ Channel 4 excerpt from the press conference
Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.