David Daoud Wright
Place of Birth: Boston, United States;
David Daoud Wright, from Everett (north of Boston), is a man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group.
He will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time and ordered to 30 years in prison.
Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2017 but was ordered to be sentenced again by a different Boston federal court judge after an appeals court last year overturned one of his convictions.
He remains convicted of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries and other crimes.
has already served about five years for conspiring to kill Geller, who organized a 2015 Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that year in Garland, Texas, that ended in gunfire, with two Muslim gunmen shot to death by police.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the shooting attack, and one of the two gunmen was revealed to have tweeted allegiance to Islamic State, but it remains unclear whether the Texas attack was inspired by Islamic State or carried out in response to an order from the group.
Days after the shooting, Wright’s uncle, Ussamah Rahim, told Wright in a phone call that he couldn’t wait to attack Geller and decided instead to go after “those boys in blue.”
Hours later, Rahim was approached by officers in a Boston parking lot and was fatally shot after he pulled out a knife and moved toward them, officials say.
Prosecutors had once again urged the judge to send Wright away for life, calling him in court documents extremely dangerous and a serious threat to the United States.
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