Terrorism

Arrest in Abortion-Clinic Plot

Facebook should really get around to adding a "dislike" button: A man who described himself as an "extremist, radical" and the "Christian counterpart of Osama bin Laden" was caught in an FBI sting operation after posting bomb instructions to his Facebook page and arrested on Tuesday, according to an affidavit filed by FBI agents. Planned Parenthood alerted the FBI to the Facebook page of Justin Carl Moose, 26, of Concord, North Carolina, who had made violent, threatening posts directed toward abortion doctors, President Barack Obama's health-care plan, and plans to build a mosque near ground zero in New York City. "Extremist, Radical, Fundamentalist...? Yep! Terrorist...? Well, I prefer the term 'freedom Fighter'," said one of the posts. "The Death Care Bill passed last night," he wrote when Obama's health-care plan was approved in March. "Keep your phone and rifle close and wait." And another post read, "If a mosque is built on ground zero, it will be removed. Oklahoma City style." In August, Moose posted instructions to his Facebook page for making TATP—an explosive similar to that used in the 2005 London subway bombings. Moose was arrested in a sting after he was caught giving an undercover FBI agent instructions to bomb an abortion clinic. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on federal charges of distribution of information relating to explosives.