Everett man convicted of plotting ISIS murders with his uncle, who was shot to death by law-enforcement officers in Roslindale

Associated Press reports a federal jury today convicted David Wright of involvement in a conspiracy to behead rightwinger Pamela Geller and others in an ISIS terror plot.

Wright was the nephew of Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot by an FBI agent and a BPD officer in a Roslindale parking lot in 2015 after he went after them with a large knife after deciding he couldn't wait to go after Geller and instead wanted to kill some "boys in blue" right away.

Last year, a third man pleaded guilty to his role in the plotting.

Neighborhoods: 

Topics: 

Free tagging: 

Comments

Got em!

By on

Got em!

up
Voting is closed. 0

[waits patiently]

...for all the free speech people who defended the Charlottesville marchers to defend this guy.

I think the proof is in the fact that he apparently radicalized his own uncle? I mean, even it was the only guy he impacted, that's still enough to warrant jail time.

More bad news for the Mets though.

up
Voting is closed. 0

Depends upon your perspective, I suppose

By on

Since his idea was to kill that Geller woman for saying that Islam was a bad religion, or expressing her free speech rights, that kind of means that this guy was just like the antifa folks.

I mean, I came away from this trial thinking this guy was a loser that was kind of responsible for his uncle’s death, but now you’ve got me thinking about the antifa.

up
Voting is closed. 0

Oh please

Perhaps you've forgot which side murdered someone with car down there. Antifa is about as real a threat as voter fraud.

up
Voting is closed. 1

No, I remembered

By on

I think you forget that the antifa is opposed to horrible people speaking, much like the man in this story. I mean, are you saying Pam Geller is a good person?

up
Voting is closed. 1

I admit, I bought his story

By on

He DID radicalize his uncle, so he is guilty of that. I don't think he had any constitutional right to sow violence. However, I have to admit I did buy his, "I was just an unpopular guy looking for attention" argument. As such, I don't think it serves anyone to send him away for life, but maybe 10 years is sufficient.

up
Voting is closed. 0