If you’re reading this Whoopi Goldberg please turn away, the man was actually a (gasp) Muslim…
(TPM)– A 26-year-old Virginia man is being held in federal custody after he allegedly threatened to set off bombs on the D.C. Metro system. The FBI was alerted to the threats, allegedly sent on Facebook’s instant messaging system, by an informant before any plot was developed.
Awais Younis, who also goes by the names Sundullah “Sunny” Ghilzai and Mohhanme Khan, was arrested on Dec. 7. According to federal authorities, he described how to build a pipe bomb and said he’d place bombs on the third and fifth cars of Metro trains since those trains had the highest number of commuters on them.
The nature of the messages Younis allegedly sent to the FBI’s complainant indicates they had a close relationship. The complainant, who is a woman according to Younis’ Facebook messages, contacted the FBI’s New Orleans Office in late November.
According an an affidavit, Younis wrote to the woman on Dec. 5:
“you are sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong into something bigger then you and I. that is the problem with Americans they cant leave well enough alone until something happends then they sit there wondering why we dropped the twin towers like a bad habit hahaha. im telling you right now you are going to regret doing what you did. for your peace i hope what i am hearing is all lies.”
The affidavit states that a photograph on Facebook shows Younis “in Afghanistan holding an AK-47 rifle with his uncle standing in front of a tent with explosives in the tent. The caption for the photograph read, ‘My family business’.”
Another photo posted on Dec. 1 shows a hand holding rifle rounds for a machine gun with the caption reading “bullet behind every rock.” The complainant to the FBI that Younis recently stated on Facebook that “Christmas trees were going to go boom,” a possible reference to the plot against a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon.