Man Charged in Facebook Threat to Bomb DC Metro
by IPT News • Dec 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm
Authorities have unsealed a criminal complaint against a Virginia man who threatened to bomb the D.C.-area Metro subway system in postings on Facebook. Awais Younis, also known by his online identities Sundullah "Sunny" Ghilzai and Mohkhanmed Khan, was charged December 6 for making the threats.
FBI agents first learned of Younis on November 28, after someone contacted the New Orleans field office regarding "a person making several threats to use explosives in the Washington, D.C. area," including the Metro transit system, an affidavit filed with the court said. In an online chat, Younis described plans to build a pipe bomb. He said he knew "what type of shrapnel would cause the greatest damage." Younis also mentioned placing a pipe bomb under a sewer head in Georgetown in order to maximize casualties.
The affidavit offers no information indicating whether Younis acted on his threats.
On December 5, Younis allegedly lashed out at his unnamed Facebook friend, saying "BITCH I know what you are up too and you better stop if you know what is good for you!!!!! … 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 complaint was filed the following day.
Younis was a recent graduate of George Mason University, where convicted terrorist Zachary Chesser attended. He also spent time studying at the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. He was also a summer intern for three months in the Department of the Interior.
Reader comments on this item
The Facebook bomber.
Submitted by A R Thompson, Dec 15, 2010 03:51
You Nations That hold so much Power & Military force,you are so good at declaring War in other peoples countries Toppling Regimes and exposing your own peoples to a blood bath of carnage, while the victims of the country are forced to endure most most horrible casualties.
For whatever the rights or wrong of these missions; History will tell it was a Mistake.
However when evilness rears it Ugly Head in your own back yard, which could effect you own citizens and even your own earthy life, for its better to be alive then dead.
Its time to find a solution to this problem,without the ongoing waste of further Legal debate at great cost to the taxpayer and a further drain on a economy that has forgotten how to export and the basic rules to do so. For the Mother country has a lot in common with you.
To find a permanent answer to the problem of Satanic Evilness we are all experiencing.
Are you able to find a piece of Rope. Its old fashioned, but very cost effective.