A Christmas Midnight Mass was the target of a Phoenix Jihadist named Derrick Thompson. Lucky for us, he’s not very bright. He has been an avowed Jihadist since 2014 and he is a felon who was dumb enough to search online to buy a gun. He also posted on Google Plus his devotion to ISIS, stating: “We need to get down with this ISIS S***.” The FBI took him into custody this week… he also has a wife and baby. He was searching the Internet for topics such as Fatwa, midnight mass and martyrdom vs. suicide.
Thompson’s arrest comes a month after an 18 year-old Arizona man was sentenced to eight years in prison for terrorism convictions stemming from a plot to attack a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix.
Mahin Khan of Tucson pleaded guilty to terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and conspiracy to commit misconduct involving weapons. I think Phoenix has a problem.
From ABC 15 Arizona:
PHOENIX – Investigators say a Phoenix man was plotting a lone wolf attack in support of ISIS.
Derrick Thompson, who also goes by the name Abu Talib Al-Amriki, was arrested by the Arizona Joint Terrorism Taskforce earlier this week.
In October, investigators say Thompson made several Google searches including: midnight mass, martyrdom vs suicide and which type of gun is the most powerful. He also reportedly posted on his Google Plus account in October, “We need to get down with this ISIS S***.”
According to court paperwork, it was January 2015 when Thompson tried to buy gun from backpage.com with the intent to carry out an attack for ISIL. However, Thompson is a convicted felon – which prohibits him from buying a firearm.
Investigators say since 2014, Thompson has been an “avowed jihadist,” and has conducted 100’s of Google searches for handguns, rifles, scopes and crossbows.
Thompson, who was raised in Arizona, was involved in two armed robberies in 2005 along with two other men. They robbed two men in two days, armed with a handgun and an SKS rifle with a bayonet. Thompson was sentenced to seven and half years in prison for his involvement in these crimes. Thompson was released on January 1, 2013.
Thompson, whose prior record includes a conviction for armed robbery in 2005, was being held in a Phoenix jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. He served seven years in prison for robbery… any bets on whether he was converted there or not? Jihad Watch rightfully asks: “Where did Abu Talib al-Ameriki learn Islam? Was he “radicalized on the Internet”? Has his mosque been investigated? Did he attend the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, where the Garland Jihadis were regulars? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?”
Derrick Thompson, 30, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with one felony count of participating in a criminal syndicate, one charge of assisting a criminal syndicate and one felony count of misconduct involving weapons. He’s being held on $100,000 bond. That’s nowhere near high enough. “From the period of July 2014 to the present Derrick Thompson was involved in communications and activity that show material support for the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/IS),” court documents said, a local CBS affiliate reported Thursday. “Specifically, on our about January 26, 2015, Thompson attempted to obtain a handgun from a seller on backpage.com.”
He has solid ties to ISIS. Imagine the party ISIS would have thrown if this evil thug had managed to blow up a Midnight Mass and slaughter a bunch of Christians. It makes you nervous about what and who we haven’t caught. ISIS has a list of Christian churches they have made targets across the US… let’s hope that on one of Christian’s holiest days of the year here in the US there are no successful attacks.