Guilty: Man Who Wanted to Behead Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller. (Photo: Creative Commons)
Pamela Geller. (Photo: Creative Commons)

David Daoud Wright, 28, was found guilty for orchestrating a plot to behead controversial counter jihad campaigner Pamela Geller.

Wright was found guilty of conspiring to provide support to ISIS, acts of terrorism and obstructing justice in a Massachusetts court on Wednesday.

He recruited his uncle, Usaamah Rahim, 26, and Nicholas Rovinski, 26, to join him in the plot. Rahim was in contact with notorious ISIS recruiter Junaid Hussein (who has since been killed in a drone strike in Syria), who gave the group information about Pamela Geller for the plot.

Rahim was shot by police in Boston after he charged officers with a knife. Rovinski pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization last year and testified against Wright.

The plot was inspired by a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) issued by the Islamic State calling for the head of Pamela Geller.

Geller has long been a prominent critic of jihad. Head of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Ibrahim Hooper once called her “Queen of the Muslim Bashers.” In 2015, her American Freedom Defense Initiative organized a “Muhammed Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest,” to protest against blasphemy laws and attacks against journalists and cartoonists who have drawn the founder of Islam. 

The event was attacked by two Islamic State gunmen. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene.  

I was their prime target,” Geller told FoxNews.com. “Muslims have called for my death and published on Twitter what they think is my home address. Shortly after the Garland event, ISIS issued a formal fatwa calling for my death.”’

Geller has just published a new book, Fatwa: Hunted in America, about her experiences.

 

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