Peace on earth, good will toward men -- the joyful Christian message for all at Christmas. And yet the Christmas season has, more than ever before, become a time of escalated threats of Islamic terrorism.
On Friday, for example, a California tow-truck driver was arrested on the charge of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, in connection with a plan to carry out a Christmas Day suicide attack on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, according to Fox News.
An undercover FBI agent recently had begun communicating with Everitt Aaron Jameson (aka Abdallah Abu Everitt Ibn Gordon Al-Amriki), 26, and questioned how he might be able to help ISIS. According to the agent, Jameson "liked" and "loved" ISIS-related social media posts, including one that threatened a Christmas attack in New York City.
Fox News notes that Jameson had "expressed that he was willing to do anything for 'the cause,'" including die for it in a nail bomb-and-gun attack on San Francisco waterfront's popular tourist spot Pier 39 on Christmas Day. He allegedly composed a martyrdom letter swearing allegiance to ISIS:
"Each and every Kuffar in this Nationalistic, Godless society has a hand in this," the note read. "You've allowed Donald J Trump to give Al Quds [Jerusalem] to the Jews. Both You and he are wrong, it belongs to the [Muslims] ... These acts will continue until the Lions of Islam overtake you."
Two days later, however, the "Lion of Islam" Jameson reportedly backed off -- at least temporarily. He told another undercover FBI agent, "I ... don't think I can do this after all. I've reconsidered. [God willing], one day I can," Jameson added. "But I can't."
Regarding Jameson's evil plan, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, "The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is real -- and it is serious," but federal agents are protecting the nation from what he called "an alleged plot to kill Americans."
(But the complicit news media is doing its best to downplay that very real, very serious threat. Even the purportedly conservative Fox News omitted any mention in its headline that Jameson is Muslim, instead describing him inexplicably as an "ex-Marine." Former Marine or current jihadist -- which description strikes you as more relevant to his intent to massacre and maim "the kuffar"?)
Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies are investigating a shooting spree in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania late last week which PJ Media reports involved Ahmed Amin El-Mofty, who intentionally targeted police. One State Trooper was injured before El-Mofty, 51, was shot and killed by police. "Possible explosives" were found on his body, which a bomb squad had to defuse.
El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Turkey who had reportedly taken a trip to the Middle East recently.
In New York City, Akayed Ullah, a permanent resident from Bangladesh, recently tried to detonate a bomb in a subway walkway near Times Square.
Meanwhile it's business as usual for the news media, which is happy to promote the lie that so-called Islamophobia, not Islamic supremacism, is the real threat. The International Business Times, for example, ran this opinion piece last week: "Why Do Muslims Get Picked on at Christmas?"