New Jersey: Muslim teen admits jihad plot to kill Pope Francis in Philly

Source: N.J. teen admits terror plot to kill Pope Francis in Philly |

A Camden County teen admitted in federal court Monday to plotting to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia.

Santos Colon, 17, of Lindenwold, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden to a charge of attempting to provide material support to terrorists, according to court records.

Colon, also known as Ahmad Shakoor, had tried to recruit a person he thought was a sniper to join him in his plot, which involved shooting the Pope during his Papal mass and setting off explosive devices, according to a statement from Acting U.S. Attorney William E Fitzgerald and Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord.

Authorities say the “sniper” was actually an undercover operative for the FBI, which arrested Colon after he scoped out possible targets with an informant, who Colon also instructed to purchase bomb components.

ABC News, citing a bulletin circulated among federal law enforcement agencies, previously reported that Colon had been inspired by ISIS and had obtained instructions to make explosives over the internet.

Documents filed in U.S. District Court indicate Colon was initially charged under seal as a juvenile in August 2015. His case was transferred for prosecution as an adult as part of his plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Under the terms of the plea deal, prosecutors have agreed not to pursue further charges against him for attempting to provide support to ISIS and attempting to obtain a weapon of mass destruction.

Colon is a U.S. citizen, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors say he faces up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Colon is next scheduled to appear before Hillman for a status conference on May 5, according to court records. A sentencing date has not been set.

New Jersey is under siege – see our NJ archives, 247 posts deep.

And just yesterday we learned the identity of a Syrian Muslim teen in South Carolina who plotted jihad and was released on parole only to plot jihad again.




4 thoughts on “New Jersey: Muslim teen admits jihad plot to kill Pope Francis in Philly

  1. The end result of all of the Interfaith exercises when it comes to the ones who want to destroy ever other Religion and dominate the world.


    I am extremely offended because of the inappropriate cartoon showing the pope prostrating towards Mecca. This is totally wrong. Pope is not a Muslim or Muslim supporter
    Many of us understand how dangerous is militant Islam over the centuries and across the globe. There are different ways to respond…..
    But the pope has limitations with zero army. He can use the only weapon taught by his Lord and teacher Jesus. ie, forgive those who sin against you (Mat 6:14-18) because they are also your brothers, children of the heavenly Father. Pope cannot teach one thing and practice another thing. Sadly cartoonist and many of us forgets this.
    Unfortunately Muslim brothers still feel they are slaves of Allah and not the children of God. Sadly they are taught violence in the holy book and by their prophet as proven over centuries……

    Hope Muslim brothers will do independent research, so they will know the truth of real God.
    # Real God is Holy. He does not need violence. If he wanted to kill someone he can do it is seconds.
    # Jesus taught love of God the Father, did mighty miracle to prove his teachings, he fulfilled the prophesies about the coming messiah. Even Mohammed said it is Jesus who will be coming for the last judgement (because he is God and Man who did not do sin because of obedience)
    # Trinity make sense perfectly. Think of Sun with light rays and heat. light and heat comes from Sun. Similarly Jesus is the WORD of immaterial spiritual God. Holyspirit is the soul of God which he shares with all humans. Quaran also says Jesus is Kalimathullah(WORD of God) and mentions Ruhullah(spirit of God).
    # I doubt Holy God need a prophet who ignored/broke holy 10 commandments, killed 1000s of people, promoted polygamy (14 wives and married even daughter-in-law), introduced jihad, worship a meteor in Mecca, reject redemptive crucifixion of Jesus and Holyspirit because of sheer ignorance and personal agenda. He cooked up tons of stories conflicting itself and bible. [ eg of conflicting itself : in one story they say it was Ishmail (and not Isaac)who travelled to Mount Moria for sacrifice by Abraham. But in Mecca Muslims run between two small hills in memory of Hagar(mother of Ishmail) running for water for the infant Ishmael. According to Islam, Abraham travels 1000s of miles to mecca to abandon child Ishmael and Hagar there and comes back only after Ishmael is married and Hagar dies….//… How can these two events fulfill at the same time.
    # All biblical events are narrated wrongly since Mohammed just heard from Jews and Christians talking. Like a marketing sales man, He simply added his own version , added juicy/sexy heaven for Jihadist ( indirectly forcing all to support Jihad). If he was from real God, he could have done miracles like Jesus, Moses, Elijah and several other prophets…… The list goes on…research in internet…
    # Muslim Brothers and Sisters… don’t be angry with me or the Christians. Holy God will surely punish if you think real God likes using weapon to destroy others. Satan was God’s and Jesus’s enemy…. Please read independently about Christianity with prayers and God will show you who is the real God….and how Satan tries various ways to fight against God and his salvation plan through Jesus.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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