A Boston man who was shot to death by terror investigators who had him under 24-hour surveillance initially talked about beheading blogger Pamela Geller before deciding to target police officers, Boston police said Thursday.
“There was some mention of that name,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. Evans also said he considered the talk about killing Geller “more along the lines of wishful thinking.”
Geller — a combative personality known for provoking Muslims by campaigning against a mosque near the World Trade Center site in New York, sponsoring inflammatory advertisements — wasn’t surprised that she may have been a target.
“They want to make an example out of me to frighten the rest of the U.S. into silence and submission,” Geller wrote in an e-mail to the AP on Thursday. “This is not about me. This is about whether the U.S. will stand for freedom or submit and cower before violent intimidation.”