When a social misfit convert to Islam hinted that he would strike Cary, North Carolina, feds and local police moved into action. Fortunately, the punk who had talked tough on the internet folded like a cheap suit when confronted. Cops found an AK-pattern rifle, four mags and 340 rounds of ammo. That, along with his posted threats, will likely result in the 27-year-old having plenty of time to study his Suras in prison.
John Stuart Bruce, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced the arrest Tuesday, but the man was actually arrested Sunday, the same day the post was made.
Garrett Grimsley used the app Whisper to make post Sunday, stating, “Salam, some of you are alright, don’t go to Cary tomorrow,” according to an affidavit filed by a Cary police officer in support of the federal criminal complaint against Grimsley.
The post had a picture of a man with camouflage pants and holding a red flag with a black star in the middle, according to the affidavit.
“For too long the kuffar (non-Muslims) have spit in our faces and trampled our rights,” Grimsley told a cooperating witness in a private message, according to the affidavit. “This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. Say your dua (prayers), sleep, and watch the news tomorrow. It will only be the beginning, insha’Allah.”
The officer adds that “insh’Allah” is Arabic for “God willing.”
The only thing likely to be beginning is a significant prison sentence for Mr. Grimsley.