Missouri: Two Converts To Islam Charged With Plotting To Blow Up Gateway Arch, Kill Prosecutor And Ferguson Police Chief
After all, the rule for every radical is to never let a serious crisis go to waste …
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emmanuel, former White House Chief of Staff for Barack Obama, referring to Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals
By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post Dispatch – “Two men indicted last week on federal weapons charges allegedly had plans to bomb the Gateway Arch — and to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson — the Post-Dispatch has learned.
Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the plans, although the two allegedly did buy what they thought was a pipe bomb in an undercover law enforcement sting.
The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.
An indictment, with no mention of bombs or killings, was returned in federal court here Nov. 19 and unsealed Fridayupon the arrest of Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis. Their addresses and Baldwin’s age were not available; Davis is 22.
The arrest came three days before McCulloch revealed that a grand jury would not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the controversial killing of Michael Brown. The announcement triggered looting and multiple arsons in Ferguson.
The charges say that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13, at the Cabela’s store in Hazelwood, Baldwin claimed to be buying two Hi-Point .45-caliber pistols for himself when they were really for another person. Brandon also is known as Brandon Muhammad, according to court documents, and Davis now goes by the last name Ali, his attorney said. Each faces a charge of aiding and abetting the making of a false written statement made in connection with a firearms purchase.
The sources said additional charges, reflecting the plot, were expected to be filed. They said Davis was considered the leader of the plot, which police documented on hidden video.” Read more.
ISIS Supports Ferguson Protesters, Vows To Send Over ‘Soldiers That Don’t Sleep, Whose Drink Is Blood, And Their Play Is Carnage’ – “British jihadis fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have pledged to send militants to fight police in the riot-hit American city of Ferguson, Missouri – providing the protesters embrace Islam… Using the slogan ‘From #IS 2 Ferguson’, Birmingham-born jihadi Junaid Hussain, 20 – who has adopted the nom de guerre Abu Hussain al-Britani – this morning tweeted a photograph of a hand-written letter urging the Ferguson rioters to ‘reject corrupt man-made laws like democracy’ and declare their allegiance to ISIS’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.” Read more.
HAMAS Group: ‘We Muslims Are Behind Ferguson Race Riots, Help Us Mobilize Michael Brown Movement’ – “Last week, I told you that the HAMAS front group and unindicted co-conspirator in HAMAS terrorism, CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), was working overtime to insert itself into the violent CAIR race riots in order to pimp Islam on inner city Blacks (and I told you about the ISIS flags on the scene, days before everyone else wrote about it). Now, HAMAS CAIR wants you and the rest of the world to know that it is behind the violent race riots and looting that have been going on in Ferguson, Missouri for nearly two weeks.” Read more.