Would-Be Abortion Clinic Bomber Caught Via Facebook
FBI busts NC man who posted threats online
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2010 3:00 PM CDT
The FBI caught a man with designs to bomb an abortion clinic using Facebook.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Want to bomb an abortion clinic, or anything, for that matter? Maybe don't advertise it on Facebook. A North Carolina man who described himself as "the Christian counterpart of Osama bin Laden" on his Facebook page faces 20 years in prison after Planned Parenthood alerted the FBI to his penchant for posting threats online, the Charlotte Observer reports. Self-described "extremist, radical" Justin Moose, 26, urged violence toward abortion doctors, President Obama, and the mosque planned near Ground Zero.

"If a mosque is built on ground zero, it will be removed. Oklahoma City style. Tim's not the only man out there that knows how to do it," court documents say Moose posted in July. The FBI says it caught Moose in a sting operation in which an informant contacted Moose asking for help with his best friend's wife, who planned to get an abortion. Moose met the man several times, offering bombmaking advice that culminated in a full walk-through on how to make TATP, the explosive used in the London subway bombings. For more dumb criminals, would-be or otherwise, click here.

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AustinFound
Sep 13, 2010 9:33 PM CDT
From 1995 to 2005 there were 65 right-wing terror groups discovered by the FBI. They were mostly skinheads, KKK and Neo-Nazi groups who were caught stockpiling weapons and bomb-making materials. Hutaree, anyone? Here is a link to the complete list of terror groups caught in the United States. Feel free to count for yourself how many of them are Muslim groups. (Hint: none.) http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/terror-from-the-right
DontLikeYou___
Sep 13, 2010 7:15 PM CDT
Thought crime.
crafter67
Sep 13, 2010 5:19 PM CDT
Osama Bin Laden would not have anounced his operations on a social web site. As abomedable as the man is, he was good at violence - like the hit men in the mafia...luckily this idiot is only a wanna-be - and not a very bright one at that...