Massachusetts Man Convicted Of Plotting To Behead Conservative Blogger Pamela Geller

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A Massachusetts man named David Wright has been convicted of plotting to kill conservative blogger Pamela Geller after she organized a draw the Prophet Muhammad contest in Texas in 2015.

Wright, 28, is facing life in prison after being found guilty on all charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, after prosecutors said Wright, his uncle and a third man conspired to kill Geller because they were outraged that she organized the contest. The contest, which took place in 2015, was interrupted when two men opened fire outside the event, wounding a security guard before they were killed ina  shootout with law enforcement. But the attackers had no connection to Wright or his family members.

Wright’s uncle, Ussamah Rahim, told Wright on a recorded phone call that took place after Geller's event that he couldn’t wait to attack Geller and decided instead to go after “those boys in blue,” referring to the police. Wright told his uncle that he thought this was “beautiful” and encouraged him to delete all the data from his computer before carrying out his attack, the Associated Press reported. Hours later, Rahim was shot and killed by authorities after he lunged at them with a knife when they approached him in Boston. The group never carried out their planned attack on Geller.

Wright cried on the stand when he spoke of his uncle, insisting that he didn’t think Rahim was serious about the attack. Wright, who was more than 500 pounds (227 kilograms) in 2015, testified that he used Islamic State group propaganda to get attention but was just playing a role and never wanted to commit violence.

“I didn’t want my uncle to get hurt. I didn’t want law enforcement to get hurt,” Wright said.


“I lost someone who was very close to me because I was so deluded and self-centered that I couldn’t see beyond my own need for attention.”

Prosecutors said Wright was the ringleader of the plot, and that his uncle had received instructions from Junaid Hussain, an Islamic State group member and hacker, who was killed during airstrikes in Syria.

Though Wright's account of the plot was easily debunked after prosecutors found that he created a Twitter page seeking recruits for their “martyrdom operation cell,” conducted extensive research on weapons, and collected a trove of horrific Islamic State group documents and videos. He also created a manifesto warning that America’s “days are numbered,” prosecutors said. Wright’s uncle bought three large knives — one for each of them — for their attack on Geller, authorities say.

Wright “was committed to ISIS, and knew exactly what he was doing,” Assistant US Attorney Stephanie Siegmann told jurors, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.

The third man accused in the plot, Nicholas Rovinski, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy charges and faces 15 to 22 years in prison. Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, testified against Wright, telling jurors that Wright said Geller “deserved to be beheaded” because she insulted Mohammad.

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chumbawamba's picture

Damn, this is one of those plots that you'd hope would've been successful.

I am Chumbawamba.

J S Bach's picture

She'd be a lot better looking without her head.  She's a butterface kinda gal... everything looks good but her face.

chumbawamba's picture

She looks like one of those bionic android things from the Six Million Dollar Man in the 70s, like her face is a mask and if you rip it off you'll expose all kinds of electronics and blinking lights underneath.  I mean, look at that thing, it literally looks like it's a pile of make-up over a craggy foundation.


NoDebt's picture

Look, if you're going to be a jihadist/martyr for Mohammad, don't cry and fabricate stories like a little bitch when you get caught.  It's fucking embarassing.  Be a man.  Tell them you want to kill the infidel and enslave the United States and Israel.  Own that shit, say it with pride.  You're ready to die for your cause but a little thing like getting arrested turns you into a pussy?  Sad what passes for a jihadist these days.

shovelhead's picture

They offered him a Snickers bar and he crumbled.

Ghost of Porky's picture

They expect us to believe that guy doesn't eat pork?

ParkAveFlasher's picture

You know, I never liked David Wright with the Mets, he just wasn't clutch.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

That guy is pork. If that guy's forehead got on the prayer mat, I doubt he could ever get up again.

bluez's picture

Beheading: the only real alternative when banning just isn't enough.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Beheading: an execution method where a physicians attendance is not required.

Déjà view's picture

Could be related to Uri Geller...famous 1970's-80's ISRAELI magician...

Raymond K Hessel's picture

You won comments on Zerohedge


P-51 Stiletto's picture

I signed in just to upvote you. First time I laughed all-day.


swmnguy's picture

Well, guys like this aren't ever real jihadists in the first place.  This one guy weighed 500#?  The other guy got shot and killed by the cops when he went after them with a knife, a few hours after a tapped phone call?  It appears a single phone call is the extent of this "terrorist plot conspiracy."  As usual.

Oh, of course there was the Terrorist Twitter page.

The FBI's streak of having caught a lot of people, none of whom were terrorists, while catching exactly zero actual terrorists, remains intact.

Lest anyone think this crap is new, it isn't.  It's the same old trick it always has been.   Around 1990 I ran a coffeeshop in a run-down area near a major University in my city.  The place was mostly frequented by hippy-leaning college students, but there were a few for-real mental patients in the neighborhood, and a lot of East African immigrants and old-time hippie burnouts; actual hippies from the 1960s.  A lot of people who pretended to be radicals did a lot of big talking there.  It was fun for a couple of months but soon ran out of interest.  Before I left, though, I met a guy who went on and on about what a radical and intellectual and extreme anarchist he was.  He talked it up pretty good and he was pretty smooth.  Too smooth, actually.  He himself would never advocate violence but he made it very clear he would really respect someone who would.  I made him for a cop right off.

I mentioned him to my parents, who had been active in the efforts against the Vietnam War.  They immediately recognized the tactic, and even named somebody from my very early childhood whom they had identified as an informant/provocateur from back then.

And they're certainly doing it still now, and getting enormous sentences against people who humor them in tapped situations.  Usually crazy people, or really alienated disaffected loners.  The professional befriends them, talks them up, gets them into these radical conversations, and coaxes them to say "The Magic Words" that fit the definition of one or other badly written overly broad law that doesn't require any actual action to be "Terrorism."  Then the FBI comes in off the porch, arrests the patsy, and calls for the media.

I mean really.  Somebody actually reacted to Pamela Gellar?  There's your proof they're not to be taken seriously.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

They have to trick a few dumb patsies into staging a Federal case so they can get back to their real job of covering for the Clintons and doing their puppet masters bidding.

bluez's picture

I did practically the same thing. I was the President of a not-for-profit that ran a "commune", natural food store, and natural restaurant. All Natural of course. We had smooth operator agents from time-to-time. They always have that "aggressive smoothness".

Later I learned they do the very same thing to whole countries. Like the Ukraine. Maidan my ass.

It's their job and they're damn good at keeping it secure. They cultivate psychopaths by having them gang-stalk totally innocent people. It's a multi-$billion operation.

francis scott falseflag's picture

Don't forget the Tsarnaev brothers, disaffected Chechens, whom the Russians notified Washington

were in America (Massachusetts).  The FBI had one of their provocateurs (probably Chechen) visit

them, suggest bombing the Marathon and provided them with the know-how to build a pressure

cooker bomb, told them where to put it, what streets to walk down (under cctv) and where to hide

if the plot went amiss.  


This is how the FBI had Viktor Bout arrested in Thailand for arms dealing when they told him they

had arms for sale and had Konstantin Yaroshenko arrested in Nigeria when they asked him to fly

drugs to Latin America.


This is the way the US does business these days and no president since Kennedy has tried to

stop them.  You remember what happened to Kennedy when he tried to put his own policy into

affect in South Vietnam and not the CIA's?



Fester's picture

Who won the contest?

Let’s see the drawing.

IrateNate's picture

I had an entry for the "Sculpt Mohammed" contest, but the wife made me flush it...

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Islam is like pirates. You can respect pirates. You don't want pirates living next door, or in your country, or to meet them on the open sea. In fact the world might be better off if they were all dead. Pirates sure as hell don't get rights under American law by claiming they adhere to the pirate religion.

But still, you can respect pirates in their bloodthirsty zeal to carry on their piratey ways.

Mat Cauthon's picture

Exactly.  If they had done that, Obama would have traded them off as part of the deal ofr Sgt. Bergdahl.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Just pissed he is not with Allah....and his uncle is.

If paradise is so important why not just kill all your children so they can go be with Allah and not have to suffer in this life?...what...they already do that?

fajensen's picture

He'll be a pussy in jail for sure, there will be line forming to slam that fat ass of his!

Belrev's picture

Conservative as orthodox jew? Geller?

NoDebt's picture

Let it go, Belrev.  Just put "conservative" in quotes and move on.


Conscious Reviver's picture

Gorgon / Medusa head. Dangerous even after cut off.

curbjob's picture

Had he been successful he would have died within a week from botox poisoning 

Bigly's picture


NukeChinaNow's picture

Fk Mohammed and the lot of 'em. OH LOOK! A cartoon of a thing that marries a 6 year old.

any_mouse's picture

Need to open the kimono to really know.

General Titus's picture
“Tear up Texas”: How the FBI played a central role in the first ISIS attack on U.S. soil


HRClinton's picture

Folks, there's funny, there's dark humor, and then there's just plain No-No!

This is over the line.  Get a grip.

Now if it had been Soros...

General Titus's picture

Actually their was a real plot to murder Geller, which was mentioned in the article where the guys attacked the off duty police at her event in Texas. the FBI itself was involved as they were monitoring the jihadists and let them carry out the attack. The CIA & FBI are terrorist supporters

Pamela Geller: Obama's FBI 'wanted us dead'


Bill of Rights's picture

Another no brain Nigger goes up in flames...

Professor Fate's picture

So why do so many criminal niggers have just the tops of their ears pinned back against their head?  Does that happen at birth when their brains get sucked out? 


Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max! 

Sliced into ribbons's picture

How come there haven't been any more mohhamed cartoon contests?

Hongcha's picture

Banzai is not an idiot, as opposed to the 'murikafukyeahs posting here.

TwelveOhOne's picture

One of my favorites: The period at the end of this sentence represents Mohammed: .

There, just drew him.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Now you are on the Salman Rushdie permanent jihadi list.

Any muslim who gets the chance must keel you...I doubt they will though cuz you didn't write about satan and Islam.

gawd it seems like a primative way to live. I guess life is not that interesting in the muslim world.

Mike Masr's picture

I've been practicing drawing mohammed for a few years. I am pretty good.

I'd love to enter the next drawing contest. 

Hope they also have a nice pig roast and an ice cold kegger! 

King of Ruperts Land's picture

And the woman can wear sexy outfits and we won't rape them.

swmnguy's picture

Well, if you're not Harvey Weinstein or a Belarussan gymnast or a college football player or any of so many people; I understand what you're trying to say but you need to be a lot more specific.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

They aren't the "we" I refer to.

torabora's picture

Because it's adherents will try to kill you. duh

Mike Masr's picture

Islam the religion of peace (sarc)


Robert Trip's picture

"If at first you don't succeed....."