Garret Grimsley, a young Muslim convert from North Carolina, threatened a terror attack in the name of his god, Allah. At the age of 27, he made an online threat that all ‘non-muslims’ had spit in the faces of muslims. He was found with an AK-47 as well as 340 rounds of ammunition. Federal authorities have charged him and he is currently under arrest. He used the app known as Whisper to make a post this Sunday, warning people to not go to Cary the following day. He told cooperating witnesses in private messages of his plans, warning them to watch the news tomorrow, say their prayers and to enjoy their night of sleep because this would be only the beginning.
Federal authorities have charged a 27-year-old Cary man after they say he made an online threat, said non-Muslims had “spit in our faces,” and had an AK-47 and 340 rounds of ammunition, according to a federal prosecutor. 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.”