To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

'This Was an Act of Terrorism': Jihadist Shooter at US Military Base Was Prepped for Massacre

Charlene Aaron : Jan 14, 2020  CBN News

"We know now that they planned greater acts of mayhem." -US Attorney Craig Carpenito

airlift[CBN News] Federal authorities announced Monday that the Saudi military trainee who killed three US military members in the Pensacola Naval Station shooting in December had been plotting the attack for months, and intended to do much more damage. (Image: via CBN News)

"This was an act of terrorism," said US Attorney General William Barr. "The evidence shows that the shooter was motivated by jihadist ideology."

Officials said the killer, Saudi pilot Mohammad Saed Alshamrani, who was killed by law enforcement, had been reading and posting jihadi messages on social media just two hours before his deadly rampage.

Saudi Attacker Was Ready for a Massacre

Investigators said Alshamrani intended to kill many more, citing that he had more than 180 rounds of ammunition for his handgun.

The investigation uncovered more concerns, leading to the deportation of 21 other Saudi military students. At least 17 of the trainees had jihadi literature in their possession. Others had child porn on their computers.

"I do think it's clear that we do have to improve our vetting procedures," said Barr.

Barr is asking Apple for help getting into the shooter's iPhone to learn more.

Powerful Enough to Blow Up 5 Football Fields

This comes as authorities reveal that a home-grown terror attack in Jersey City also could have been much worse. In that attack on Dec. 10, two suspects opened fire on a Jewish grocery store, killing three people.

The US Attorney in New Jersey and head of the local FBI now says a powerful bomb found inside the attackers' van could have killed or injured people up to five football fields away.

"We know now that they planned greater acts of mayhem," said US Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Carpenito went on to say, "This was in fact a hate crime and an episode of domestic terrorism."

NJ Detective May Have Prevented Massacre

Police say a detective killed by the suspects had spotted them in a cemetery right before the attack and may have altered their plan.

The attackers had reportedly researched a Jewish community center in nearby Bayonne, NJ as a possible target.

The attack came amidst a rash of anti-Semitic incidents in the New York area, including an assault on a Hanukkah gathering that left five people injured.

According to a recent report, anti-Semitic hate crimes in major cities in the US are expected to hit an 18-year high this year. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

President Trump Announces 'HUGE Breakthrough' as UAE and Israel Accept 'Historic Peace Agreement'

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million for First Time Since Pandemic Began

'Greatest Threat to Civil Rights We've Ever Seen': Pro-Life Leaders React to Biden's VP Pick Kamala Harris

'We Are in a Critical Time': Christian Leaders Call for Revival, Repentance With Global Prayer Event

Israel Starts Clinical Trial of Antibody COVID Vaccine: 3 Patients Already Able to Leave Hospital

Liberty University Appoints Acting University President amid Jerry Falwell's Leave of Absence

Dear Christians: The World Saw Falwell's Sin, Will They See Your Mercy?

Body Cam Video: California Police Officer Pulls Man in Wheelchair from Oncoming Train With Just Seconds to Spare

After Months of Condemnation for No Lockdown, Sweden's COVID Deaths Drop to Near-Zero

HEALTH: People May Have a Pre-Existing Immune Response to COVID-19 Thanks to Common Colds

Is Cuomo's COVID Cover-Up Crashing? AP Finally Reports His Nursing Home Death Undercount

Where Biden Running Mate Kamala Harris Stands on Policies Like the 'Green New Deal' and Late-Term Abortion

Larry Elder: Joe Biden Has Been Lying About His Civil Rights Record for Decades

Indoctrination Exposed: Philly Teacher Worries 'Conservative Parents' Can Now See His Virtual Classes and Catch Him 'Destabilizing' Their Kids

Sanctuary County for Churches: California District Attorney Says He Will Not Arrest Church Members for Meeting

99-Year-Old Jewish Veteran Survived Holocaust, Plane Crash, Cancer and Now COVID-19

Samaritan's Purse Brings Aid to Lebanon after Catastrophic Explosion

Here's What Happened with That Shooting at the White House When Trump Was Pulled Off Camera

Intercessors For America: Joe Biden and 'High Treason'

Seattle Police Chief Resigns as Violence-Riddled Cities Slash Police Funds: 'America Needs Police, Because Men Are Imperfect'

Search the Articles Archives

Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year

BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner

Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor

BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.

Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.