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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Usaamah Rahim, Jihadist Shot In Boston on June 2, 2015, Was Planning To Behead Pamela Geller

From CNN...

Boston shooting: Suspect plotted to behead Pamela Geller, sources say. Excerpt:
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.

"They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn't do their bidding and abide by their law voluntarily," Geller told CNN's Erin Burnett after learning of the alleged plot.

"This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?"

Geller said that she's had an "army of security" since last month's Texas incident.

"This is what is required just to show a cartoon in America, 2015," she said. "It's striking. It's devastating, and people need to understand what's at stake. I mean, if we surrender on this point, what will we surrender next?"
More HERE.

The drawing which must not be shown:

Art by Bosch Fawstin


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    1. Right. It's her fault for setting him off, as if beheading is a normal vent for anger.

    2. Duck,
      I was wondering what set him off.

      Was not the beheader wannabe under surveillance for about a year? The Draw Muhammad Art Contest in Garland, Texas, was held in early May -- well after the beheader wannabe was placed under surveillance.

      If the art contest had not set him off, something else would have.

      What might that something else have been? Any number of things that we take for granted as part of life in the United States.

    3. No, he had been under surveillance for a matter of weeks.

    4. From CNN:

      On his Facebook page, Rahim "liked" a page about ISIS in 2012. He has also "liked" extremist preachers.

      2012 well predates the art contest held in May 2015.

    5. But he was under formal surveillance for a relatively short time.

  2. This is certainly nothing to lose your head over.

  3. One security guard protected Pamela's false prophet Mohammed contest; another security guard planned to behead her. That industry needs a security check.

    1. Mullah,
      Good point about the two security guards.

  4. Bosch Fawstin's drawing was accurate, and head-chopping Moslems are attempted to make it prophetic.

    What will be targeted next? Art galleries, the SCOTUS facade, certain music concerts (Carmina Burana, for example), barbecued pork ribs, churches, synagogues, Buddhist temples, etc.? The list goes on and on.

    Today, it is drawings of Mohammed -- and Pamela Geller -- that are being targeted. But tomorrow? An entire raft of things — including our very way of life here in America.

  5. More about Usaamah Rahim:

    Rahim graduated in 2007 from Brookline High School in the Boston suburb. He enrolled in Brookline in 2004 for 10th grade after spending his ninth-grade year at the Academic International School in Saudi Arabia. Two years before his schooling in Saudi Arabia, he attended the Baker School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

    Rahim had "no major disciplinary infractions" at Brookline High and after graduation he went to college in Florida. He emailed his former dean and guidance counselor at Brookline "thanking them for the help that they provided in getting him through high school," said William H. Lupini, the superintendent of Brookline schools.

    The dean and counselor remember Rahim as being bright and thriving from the attention of his teachers and tutors, said Lupini.

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  6. I still find most interesting his level of rage.

    From a middle class background with a good education.
    No indication that he faced serious discrimination as a muslim.

    Recently married to a woman who ha been described as plasant and open.
    Also not foreign born.

    Find the source of the rage and you come close to a resolution.

    1. Ducky, It is disturbing. I call it generational recidivism, and it is one of the main reason I want muslim immigration halted. The parents may be fine, but future children get drawn back to the freakshow their parents escaped.

    2. Well, strap in, Sivler. This is going to be an bumpy ride.

      The family's attorney is holding a press conference at the moment and the family is apparently in serious denial. To listen to the attorney the police had no probable cause and there was absolutely no evidence of radicalization.

      The facts are going to come out and I don't expect commissioner Evans to backup on this one and the family is likely going to have to accept more bad news.

      If you go radical the lines are drawn and this is going to play out in a city with a lot of self control that has pretty much had enough of the jihadi act.

      The Geller connection is marginal and if that bimbo tries to insert herself in this she'll learn a thing or two also.

      Boston strong!

    3. Duck,
      Find the source of the rage and you come close to a resolution.


      Salafist imams.

      The victimology mindset.

      Yearning for shari'a and the caliphate.

    4. SF,
      The parents may be fine, but future children get drawn back to the freakshow their parents escaped.

      Yes, that is a serious problem.


    5. Silverfiddle, all the suspects and their families are American born.
      There isn't a middle easterner in the group.

      In fact they weren't clear on whether to play the Muslim or race card at the press conference.

      You've got three suspects here.

      One a radicalized American born Muslim

      Two a local punk

      Three a young white convert in Warwick about whom little is being said.

  7. The media continues their smear campaign against Ms. Geller. She is merely a "combative personality".


    Where do the clowns come up with these scripts? If she is a combative personality, then I am also a "combative personality". I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I am also a registered nurse. I did not attend the Garland event to be combative. I attended it because I embrace Constitutional right. I have the right to draw Muhammad, dip a Crucifix in a jar of my own urine, or smear an image of Madonna with manure. Let others judge, but let the judgment be without malice, because this is America. We are free people. None other should dictate our bondage.

    Maybe it is a simple question, but it needs to be asked. Where are the real American men who will stand up and say, "We do not behead women in America. We treat women like ladies." Since when, do we condone for ANY REASON, unilateral acts of violence in the name of a god?

    I consider the smear campaign against Ms. Geller a smear campaign against my own integrity and embrace of American values.

    Like the editor of Charlie Hebdo, I will die standing, not stooped a slave to a destructive ideology.

    Tammy Swofford

    1. As I said, Tmmy, if Geller thinks she's going to promote herself into the center of this she is going to get a lesson.

      Yeah, she was mentioned but there is no evidence it was any more than a mention.

      Meanwhile, it may be fortunate this happened in Boston because through it all we have never responded violently and have no serious history of aggression toward muslims.
      Better her than in the media with a jackass like Geller.

    2. Duck,
      Cool your jets.

      Pamela isn't as much of a self-promoter as you think she is.

      BTW, according to what I've heard, the FBI did contact Pamela last week and advise her to tighten her privately-funded security. Yes, this recommendation was directly related to the recent events in Boston.

      Boston's having no serious history of aggression toward muslims is not what is going to matter if this hardline shari'a (anti-blasphemy) thing takes hold. And it's moving that way -- taking hold, that is. The most recent "homegrown" jihadists haven't fit the memes of poverty, mental illness, etc.

      PS: Earlier, you said that Pamela Geller had set him off. Now you're saying that there is no evidence it was any more than a mention. You can't have it both ways.

    3. Tammy,
      The media continues their smear campaign against Ms. Geller. She is merely a "combative personality".

      Colleen Hufford wasn't a combative personality, yet she got her head sawed off at her workplace in Oklahoma a few months back.

      You made an excellent point which bears repeating:

      Since when, do we condone for ANY REASON, unilateral acts of violence in the name of a god?

    4. I think you're wrong, AOW. The fact that we haven't responded aggressively despite provocation means that when it comes out that this man was radicalized his imam and family are going to have to accept a few things.

      Doing it Geller's way just turns up the heat and benefits no one except Geller/Spencer.

      There are going to be some delicate interactions here and to have the spotlight turned on a bomb thrower like Geller is foolish, simply foolish.

    5. Duck,
      We obviously disagree. It is what it is.

      A pity than none of us has a crystal ball!

    6. But there is a profile forming.

      His family is strict but they seem sincere, non violent and qenuinely surprised their son hooked up with extremists.

      People who knew him didn't feel threatened and gnerally liked him.

      He just ended up in a very bad place for no apparent reason.
      I think it's a pathology that can trap anyone and his being muslim is incidental.

    7. Duck,
      his being muslim is incidental

      No, it isn't. It's the elephant in the room.

      Who else today would want to behead someone because of a drawing such as Bosch Fawstin's? Please provide links as rebuttal.

    8. Even the majotr salafit sects don't believe in responding violently to something like the cartoons. If you think the violent response is typical of all Muslims, AOW, you are simply incorrect.

      It's not common with Shia, Ahmadi or Sufi muslims. The disease comes from some Wahabist/Salifi fanatics and they inflict far more casualties on other Muslims than they do on westerners and even then a lot of it is politically motivated.

    9. Duck,
      If you think the violent response is typical of all Muslims, AOW, you are simply incorrect.

      I've never said that all Muslims are terrorists.

      However, the problem remains that the moderates and others not participating in the cartoonifada are not out in droves to protest Salafism. Therefore, the moderates are complicit -- or effectively being marginalized.

      There is also the matter of discerning the will of Allah: one reformist Muslim told me that many Muslims are quiet because they are wondering if the Salafism is a manifestation of the will of Allah.

      PS: My request for links still stands.


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