This AP article reporting this news (scroll down) best illustrates the sharia-compliant, jihad-sympathetic media. Erick Jamal Hendricks is not “alleged,” he was convicted. Further, no mention is made of his plot to assassinate me and shoot up my free speech event in Garland, Texas.
Erick Jamal Hendricks recruited people online to join the Islamic State. An affidavit in the case revealed that an FBI undercover agent was at the “Draw Muhammad” event and was communicating with Hendricks about security there. The affidavit raises questions about whether the FBI knew, or should have known, that the event was a likely target of attack.
It’s unclear, in the affidavit, whether the communication between Hendricks and the undercover agent was via text or through another messaging system.
“If you see that pig [Geller] make your ‘voice’ heard against her,” Hendricks wrote to the undercover agent.
Hendricks then asked the agent a series of questions to gauge security at the event.
“How big is the gathering?”
“How many ppl?”
“How many/police agents?”
“Do u see feds there?”
FBI was aware that Hendricks and [one of the Garland free speech shooters] Simpson were in contact. In fact, according to the document, Hendricks had made an online introduction between Simpson and the undercover agent and was the nexus between them. As a result of that introduction, Simpson and the undercover agent corresponded online.
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- Judge: NC Muslim who plotted to assassinate Pamela Geller and commit mass murder at free speech event in Texas has “a certain quiet dignity”
- Miscarriage of Justice: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging FBI Role in 2015 Jihad Attack on AFDI Event in Texas
- Senate leader investigating possible FBI deception about Garland, Texas terror attack
- North Carolina ISIS Recruiter: “We will send all our Lions to achieve [Geller’s] slaughter.”
Court affirms alleged Islamic State recruiter’s conviction
By: AP, February 20, 2020:
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court in Ohio has affirmed the convictions of a North Carolina man who was accused of trying to recruit people to conduct terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group.
Authorities alleged that Erick Jamal Hendricks, arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2016, contacted people over social media trying to recruit them.
A jury in Akron convicted him in 2018 on charges of conspiracy and attempt to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization., and he was sentenced last year to 15 years in prison.
Hendricks argued there was insufficient evidence and that the court abused its discretion by denying him a new trial and by partially closing the courtroom during testimony from an undercover FBI agent.
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected those arguments in a ruling Wednesday. A message was left with Hendricks’ attorney seeking comment.
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