Man Arrested For Terror Threat Against Abortion Clinic

The Washington Post reports:

When federal agents arrived at Farhan Sheikh’s Chicago residence last week with a search warrant in hand, the 19-year-old suspected they were there because of a “joke” he had posted on a popular meme sharing platform, according to a complaint unsealed Monday. The allegedly humorous post? A threat to “slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor” at an abortion clinic about four miles from his home, the complaint said.

“I am done with my state and [their] bulls— abortion laws and allowing [innocent] kids to be slaughtered for the so called “womans right” bulls—,” Sheikh allegedly wrote in one of the posts. “Ive seen nothing but whores go out of the way to get an abortion, but no more. I will not tolerate this anymore. Im DONE. On August 23rd 2019, … I will proceed to slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor i see in the area and I will not back down. consider this a warning for anyone visiting …”

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

Sheikh allegedly said he would carry out his threat Aug. 23. He added in posts filled with misspellings and grammatical errors, “To all the fbi agents in this app, I am NOT a satirical account. I post what I mean, and i WILL carry out what I post.”

One post appeared to reference the case of Justin Olsen, a teenage iFunny user from Ohio charged last week with using the site to threaten a federal law enforcement officer using the handle “ArmyOfChrist.” Authorities said they discovered 15 rifles, 10 semi-automatic pistols and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in Olsen’s home.