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

(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.

The FBI caught a man with designs to bomb an abortion clinic using Facebook.
The FBI caught a man with designs to bomb an abortion clinic using Facebook.   (Shutterstock)
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