Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Jewish Jihad Fake Australian Hacker Joshua Ryne Goldberg Plots Pressure Cooker Attack on Kansas 9-11 Firefighter stairclimb

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September 10, 2015 Jewish Jihad Fake Australian Hacker Joshua Ryne Goldberg Plots Pressure Cooker Attack on Kansas 9-11

Was a just a "fake" muslim ISIS hacker or a real terrorist?


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  • 9/11
  • Australian media:  Australian Federal Police (AFP) provided the FBI with clues about Goldberg’s identity based on the tips from an informant named “LM,” Berry wrote in his affidavit. The Sydney Morning Herald, part of the Fairfax Media group, took credit for the revelations on Friday. One of the Herald reporters who covered the Goldberg case is Luke McMahon.
  • Bomb Plot
  • Boston Marathon bombing - inspired 
  • Breitbart targeted: MoonMetropolis attacked conservative Breitbart News Network. 
  • Close to where suspect lives
  • Firefighters targeted
  • Florida
  • Gamergate: Goldberg was also active on Twitter under the username MoonMetropolis,[9] a "free speech absolutist" who was involved with the Gamergate controversy and the conservativeBreitbart News Network. 
  • IP: Goldberg’s identity was tracked down by the IP address associated with AusWitness and another identity Goldberg revealed as 'AusSecret,' which was tracked to Goldberg’s family home in Florida.
  • ISIS inspired
  • Jewish suspect
  • Jihadist
  • Muslim convert
  • Muslim Mideast (inspired)
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Rita Katz analyst works for the Washington, DC-based SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks terrorist activity online described him to the Herald as “part of the hard core of a group of individuals who constantly look for targets for other people to attack.”
  • Twitter: Goldberg was also active on Twitter under the username MoonMetropolis,[9] a "free speech absolutist" who was involved with the Gamergate controversy and the conservativeBreitbart News Network. 
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  • fox35 Florida man arrested in alleged terror plot Goldberg posed as an ISIS supporter living in Perth, Australia. Goldberg admitted to posting a Twitter message urging followers to attack a Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas. Two Muslim men were killed by security on May 3 when they attempted to attack the event.Goldberg instructed the informant to target the Kansas City 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb. The event involves 343 firefighters climbing 110 stories to the top of a downtown high-rise to pay tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Goldberg settled on the Kansas City event because it was the closest major commemoration to where the informant lived.
  • Pam Geller Florida: “AusWitness” indicted in 9/11 memorial bomb plot ...“FBI says 'Australian IS jihadist' is actually a Jewish American troll named Joshua Ryne Goldberg,” by Elise Potaka ...This Florida Muslim convert claims to have incited/inspired the jihad attack on our art contest
  • RT Oy vey! Aussie jihadist turns out to be Jewish troll from ...  notorious Australian ISIS sympathizer who called for attacks in the US turned out to be a college-age Florida Jewish man living with his parents.father was killed in Iraq and Pam Geller (organizer of the The Prophet cartoon exhibition at ...Repeatedly banned by Twitter only to surface under another, similar name, 'Australi Witness' claimed to be an Australian living in Perth who sympathized with Islamic State and called for attacks against the “kuffar” (infidels).. @DianaTsang1 Mimicked Boston Marathon Bombing:
  • Washington Post Florida man plotted Sept. 11 attack on Kansas City, Mo., FBI ...  posed as an Australian jihadist and encouraged an attack in Kansas City, Mo., on ... [Pamela Geller, the incendiary organizer of Texas “prophet ...
  • Wikipedia: Joshua Ryne Goldberg - Wikipedia WikipediaJoshua Ryne Goldberg (born 1994 or 1995) is a Jewish American man who was arrested by the U.S. government for allegedly distributing information about ...
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daily contact with an FBI informant, or confidential human source (CHS), through direct messages since July 2015.

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Joshua Ryne Goldberg 10/17/2015

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joshua Ryne Goldberg
Born1994/1995 (age 20–21)
ArrestedSeptember 9, 2015
Orange Park, Florida
Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI)
CitizenshipAmerican
Alternate nameAustrali Witness, Tanya Cohen, MoonMetropolis
Charge(s)18 U.S.C. S 842(p), The illegal distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction.
Joshua Ryne Goldberg (born 1994 or 1995) is a Jewish American man[1][2][3] who was arrested by the U.S. government for allegedly distributing information about bomb-making techniques as part of an attempt to incite acts of terrorism on the anniversary of theSeptember 11 attacks. He reportedly did this by posing as a Lebanese-Australian jihadist affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).[4][5][6]
Goldberg first received widespread media attention under his alleged Twitter handle "Australi Witness" following the Curtis Culwell Center attack, a terrorist attack on a Garland, Texas exhibit featuring images of Muhammad in May 2015, in which two assailants died in a shootout with police. The "Australi Witness" persona, had, posing as a Perth jihadist, called for an attack on, and posted maps of, the center where the exhibit was taking place, and praised the jihadist attackers in its aftermath, and was retweeted by one of the assailants before the attack.[7]
Goldberg also received widespread media coverage for his other alleged activities as an online troll.

Early life and education[edit]

Goldberg lived with his parents in Orange Park, Florida, a suburb of Jacksonville.[8]

Online activities[edit]

Goldberg made several online posts under a number of different pen names.[9] Websites he posted on include The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website;[10][11] a Daily Kosdiary; and Feministing, a feminist blog.[10]

Caitlin Roper[edit]

Goldberg reportedly set up a fake Twitter account in the name of anti-sexual exploitation campaigner Caitlin Roper, who allegedly earned his ire because of her efforts to get the video game Grand Theft Auto V banned in Australia. The fake account sent Promoted Tweets that targeted the transgender community.[12]

Junaid Thorne and fake jihadist personas[edit]

Goldberg reportedly set up a fake account in the name of Australian Muslim preacher Junaid Thorne with the alleged intention of besmirching him. Goldberg also allegedly created a number of fake jihadist accounts, which interacted with the fake Thorne account, and then allegedly sent screengrabs of the interactions to journalists, at least one of whom published a fake interaction in an article of The West Australian in April 2015. The fake jihadist personas were also used to besmirch Amnesty International and the Human Rights Law Centre by claiming the fake jihadists had employment ties or donated money to the organizations.[12]

"Tanya Cohen"[edit]

Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto apologized for believing a hoax allegedly perpetrated by Goldberg under the name "Tanya Cohen" earlier in 2015. During the incident, Goldberg posed as a female leftist Australian activist opposed to free speech.[13] National Review‍ '​s Charles Cooke described the article that Taranto responded to as "exquisite satire",[14] while Mike Masnick of Techdirt called it "...damn good satire, because it's just stupid enough at the beginning to drag you in and make you believe it, and then, slowly but surely, over the course of a very long writeup, it starts tossing out ever more ridiculous ideas -- drip... drip... drip -- that just, gently, turn up the outrage-o-meter, such that many people don't even realize that it's satire."[15]

Times of Israel blog hoax[edit]

In April 2015, an item was posted on a Times of Israel blog calling for the extermination of the Palestinian people. The article was ostensibly written by Josh Bornstein, a Jewish Australian lawyer, and triggered widespread condemnation. Bornstein immediately disavowed responsibility for the post, which was deleted by The Times of Israel.[3] It has since been accepted that Bornstein was the victim of a hoax.[16]
Initially, it was believed that the hoax was perpetrated by white supremacists.[16] In May 2015, Bornstein faced online threats from Goldberg's Australi Witness Twitter account,[17]and it later transpired that the hoax post was initially perpetrated by Goldberg.[12]

Australi Witness[edit]

Australi Witness was an online persona, claiming to be an ISIS-affiliated jihadist from Australia, who was described by Rita Katz, executive director of SITE Intelligence Group, as holding a "prestigious position" in online jihadi circles.[7] Australi Witness claimed to have worked for Amnesty International.[6]
Australi Witness urged an attack on the anti-Islamic event being held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, on May 3, 2015, suggesting that "brothers in Texas" to go there "with your weapons, bombs or with knifes [sic]" to "defend your Prophet".[18] The persona also posted maps to the event. Subsequently, two men, identified as Phoenix, Arizonaresidents Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were shot dead by police as they attempted to attack the contest. The FBI found that Simpson retweeted a message from the Australi Witness Twitter handle on the morning of the attack.[1][2] Australi Witness claimed credit for having inspired the attack[9][19] and praised Simpson and Soofi as martyrs.[20] Australi Witness was interviewed by Fairfax Media and expressed support for the attack.[7]
In addition, Australi Witness asked followers to target Australian cartoonist Larry Pickering, and repeatedly attempted to associate himself with anti-Islamphobia campaigner Mariam Veiszadeh.[12] He also posted a 50-page guide online on how to join ISIS.[21]
Australi Witness later posted a list of synagogues in Australia, ostensibly to encourage his jihadi supporters to attack them,[22] and communicated that he was planning an attack in Melbourne to an FBI informant, who posed as a jihadist.[23] According to the FBI, Australi Witness posted to an ISIS-related website that he had recruited two people online to "using guns, shoot up local synagogues when the maximum amount of Jews are praying", stating that "the entire thing was my idea, and I helped them every step of the way".[19]
Australi Witness also posted pictures online of what he claimed to be a bomb he was building[6][20] and emailed the BBC warning that a pressure cooker bomb would be detonated in a "large Midwestern US city" on September 11, 2015.[9]

MoonMetropolis[edit]

Goldberg was also active on Twitter under the username MoonMetropolis,[9] a "free speech absolutist" who was involved with the Gamergate controversy and the conservativeBreitbart News Network. He would frequently use this persona to criticize the works of his other personas such as Tanya Cohen, arguing against points that he himself had made.[11]Goldberg also posted thoughts on the subject of free speech to the website Thought Catalog, using both the MoonMetropolis name and his own name.[10]

Unmasking and arrest[edit]

News reports about the Australi Witness online persona calling for the Garland attack first brought the account to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).[5][23] TheAustralian Federal Police (AFP) alerted the FBI about the real identity of Australi Witness, with the AFP, in turn, being handed the information by two Australian journalists, Luke McMahon and Elise Potaka.[9][12] However, according to the FBI affidavit filed in court, by the time they received this information from the AFP, their investigation into Goldberg was already well underway.[24] McMahon and Potaka independently tracked and identified the person behind the Australi Witness account after he impersonated Potaka on Facebook, leading to a chain of events which connected Australi Witness to Goldberg.[12] The FBI also directly linked Australi Witness to Goldberg via his IP address.[19]
Australi Witness passed specific[19] information on the manufacture of a bomb targeting a September 11 memorial event in Kansas City, Missouri to an FBI informant, who was posing as a Muslim extremist. According to the FBI, Australi Witness suggested that the informant bomb the memorial in Kansas City after the latter claimed to live near that city,[25]and also encouraged the informant to make the bomb more deadly by adding rat poison to the shrapnel.[5]
Goldberg was arrested by the FBI after being identified as Australi Witness on September 9, 2015. After a raid on his home by the FBI, Goldberg allegedly admitted to agents that he had distributed the information about making the bomb in Kansas City.[18] Goldberg appeared in court on September 15, where he was ordered to undergo a 30-day mental health evaluation to determine his fitness to stand trial. If tried and convicted, Goldberg faces 20 years in prison.[26]
 
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Sep 10, 2015 - The FBI had Joshua Ryne Goldberg arrested for allegedly plotting a 9/11 bombing in 2015. Goldberg allegedly planned on targeting Kansas ...

[PDF]The criminal complaint - US Department of Justice
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United States Department of JusticeSep 11, 2015 - ariFinql a^m^lq;nr. UNrrBo Srares DIsrrucr Counr for the. Middle District of Florida. United States of America v. JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG.
l, William J. Berry Jr, being duly sworn, state as follows: INTRODUCTION 1. I am a Supervisory Officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and have been sg employed since March 1993. Since March 2010 | have been assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBl), Northeast Florida Joint Tenorism Task Force (JTTF) where I conduct a variety of investigations in the area of counterterrorism. In the performance of my duties, I have investigated and assisted in the investigation of matters involving violations of federal law related to domestic terrorism, international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and bombing matters. I have been involved in searches pertaining to the possession, purchase, manufacture, and/or distribution of weapons of mass destruction and explosive materials through the execution of search warrants. I have conferred with colleagues who have received specialized training from the FBI in investigating crimes related to bombing matters. 2. I have investigated and assisted in the investigation of criminal matters involving explosives and other weapons of mass destruction, including the distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction in violation of 18 U.S.C. $ 842(p). 3. I submit this affidavit in support of a criminal complaint for Joshua Ryne Goldberg (Goldberg) charging him with a violation of the illegal distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction, namely that on or about August 19, 2015 through and including August 28, 2015, in Clay County, in the Middle District of Florida, Goldberg distributed information pertaining to the manufacturing of explosives, destructive devices, or weapons of mass destruction in furtherance of an activity that constitutes a Federal crime of violence by sending to a person five website links for websites that provided instructions that could be utilized to construct or make explosives, destructive devices, or weapohs of mass destruction, as part of a plot to explode a bomb on September 13,2015 at a memorial ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri that commemorates the terrorist attacks of September 11,2001 , in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 842(p). 4. The statements contained in this affidavit are based in part on my personal knowledge as well as on information provided to me by other law enforcement officers and civilians. This affidavit is being submitted for the limited purpose of securing a criminal complaint, and I have not included each and every fact known to me concerning this investigation. I have set forth only the facts which I believe are necessary to establish probable cause to believe a criminal violation of 18 U.S.C. $ 842(p) has been committed. STATUTORY AUTHORITY 5. This investigation concerns alleged violations of 18 U.S.C. S 8a2(p), relating to the illegal distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction. Based upon my training and experience, I know the following: a. 18 U.S.C. $ 842(p) in pertinent part prohibits a person from teaching or demonstrating the making or use of an explosive, a destructive device, or a weapon of mass destruction, or to distribute by any means information pertaining to, in whole or in part, the manufacture or use of an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction, with the intent that the teaching, demonstration, or information is to used for, or in furtherance of, an activity that constitutes a Federal crime of violence. b. 18 U.S.C. $ 841 in pertinent part defines the term "explosives" as any chemical compound mixture, or device, the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion; the term includes, but is not limited to, dynamite and other high explosives, black powder, pellet powder, initiating explosives, detonators, safety fuses, squibs, detonating cord, igniter cord, and igniters. c. 18 U.S.C. S 921 in pertinent part defines the term "destructive device" as (a) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas to include a bomb, grenade, rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, mine, or device similar to any of the devices described in the preceding clauses; (b) any type of weapon (other than a shotgun or a shotgun shell which the Attorney General finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes) by whatever name known which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter; and (c) any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described in subparagraph (a) or (b) and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. d. 18 U.S.C. $ 2332a in pertineni part defines the term "weapon of mass destruction" as a) any destructive device as defined in section 921 of Chapter 44; b) any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxic or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors, c) any weapon involving a biological agent, toxin, or vector; and d) any weapon that is designed to release radiation or radioactivity at a level dangerous to human life. e. 18 U.S.C. S 16 defines a crime of violence as (1) an offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or (2) any other offense that is a felony and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense. ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT 6. Qn October 15,2004, the United States Secretary of State designated alQa'ida in lraq (AQl), then known as Jam'at al Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the lmmigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Older 13224. 7. On May 15,2014, the Secretary of State amended the designation of alQa'ida in lraq (AQl) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the lmmigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 to add the alias lslamic State of lraq and the Levant (lSlL) as its primary name. The Secretary also added the following aliases to the lSlL listing: the lslamic State of lraq and al-Sham (lSlS), the lslamic State of lraq and Syria (lSl), ad-Dawla al-lslamiyya fi al-'lraq wa-sh-Sham, Daesh, Dawla al lslamiya, and Al-Furqan Establishment for Media Production. Although the group has never called itself "Al-Qaeda in lraq (AQl)," this name had frequently been used to describe it through its history. 8. Based on my training and experience I know that the lslamic State of lraq and the Levant (lSlL) and its supporters' innovative use of social media and on-line messaging has played a key role in motivating young US-based persons to travel to join the self-declared "lslamic State" or allegedly attempt to conduct attacks in the US on behalf of lSlL. BACKGROUND OF INVESTIGATION AND FACTS ESTABLISHING PROBABLE CAUSE 9. The FBI Joint Tenorism Task Force is investigating JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG as a suspect involved in the illegal distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 842(p). 10. I reviewed open sourcel news articles describing the attack at the "Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest" on May 3,2015 in Garland, Texas. Based on this review I learned that on May 3,2015 the "Muhammad Art Exhibit and contest" was held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. During the event, two armed gunmen, in a dark-colored sedan, approached a police patrol car that had blocked their entrance to the event. The two gunmen, later identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi, stopped their sedan, stepped from their vehicle and opened fire on a police officer and a security officer, using the back of the car as cover. Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi wore body armor and fired assault rifles at the officers. Police officers shot and killed both men. Following the attack, the lslamic State of lraq and the Levant (lSlL) also known as the lslamic State of lraq and Syria (lSlS) claimed responsibility for the attack I The term "reviewed open source" refers to reviewing public documents that were located online through Internet searches a in its news bulletin. lSlL identified the two gunman as "two soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphate." 11. lalso reviewed open source reports from Australian and UK media outlets that discussed the Garland, Texas attack. Based on my review, I determined that prior to the attack, Twitter user "Aushali Witness" posted tweets calling for an attack on the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas. The media outlets also reported that Twitter user "Aushali Witness" posted a map of the Curtis Culwell Center prior to the attack and urged anyone in the area to attack "with your weapons, bombs, or knives." 12. I reviewed open source documents that showed communication from Twitter user "Australi Witness" in reference to the Garland, Texas attack. Based on my review I determined that on or about May 3,2015, Twitter user "Australi Witness" used Twitter screen name "@AusWitness3" to tweet, 'l'M BACK KUFFAR! DIE lN YOUR RAGEI" On the morning of the attack in Garland, Texas, attacker Elton simpson, using Twitter handle @atawaakul with screen name "shariah is Light" retweeted the "Australi witness" message. Based on my training and experience, I know that "kuffar" is an Arabic term that refers to non-Muslims or non-believers and that the term is used by lslamic extremists as a derogatory term for non-Muslims. 13. I conducted an open source internet search on August 26' 2015 for "Australi Witness" which revealed a website at http:i/justpaste.ivauswitness' I reviewed the JustPaste.it website (http://iustpaste.iVipabout) and determined that Justpaste.it is a website that allows users to paste text and distribute the resulting link. Open source internet searches regarding the website also revealed that supporters of lSlL used the website to publish a threat to Twitter employees who had repeatedly shut down lSlL-link Twitter accounts. lSlL also used this website to publish a list of names and , addresses of US military personnel. I reviewed the referenced website at http://justpaste.iVauswitness and it contained a statement dated June 9, 2015, portions of which are quoted verbatim below: Hello, this is Australi Witness. You might know me for inspiring the attacks in Garland, Texas, where two mujahideen entered an event mocking the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with intent to slaughter the kuffar in it. When I encouraged the attacks in Texas, my biggest inspiration was the Australian Muslim human rights activist...[M.V.]..., who has worked tirelessly and diligently to outlaw blasphemy against lslam in Australia Any true Muslim knows that blasphemy against the Prophets of Allah (SWT) is a caoital crime which cannot be tolerated under any circumstances, and... [M.V.'s]...work has provided me with a great deal of inspiration. All who defame the Prophet (PBUH) must be crushed. . . . Recently, I have met two mujahideen online - one in Los Angeles and one in Melbourne - and I have successfully encouraged them to carry out jihad in their respective cities Both of these mujahideen will, using guns, shoot up local synagogues when the maximum amount of Jews are praying. The entire thing was my idea, and I helped them every step of the way l gave them the idea in the first place, I pointed them to local synagogues, I provided them with copious amounts of encouragement, and I helped them coordinate the attacks. All of this was done over the Internet. For those wondering about me: I currently live in Perth. I came to Australia as a refugee from Lebanon, and my parents are coconuts who have no idea of my involvement with jihad. For many years, lworked at.... In my last year working at ..., I met some Muslim brothers who introduced me to the lslamic State. I was immediately enamoured with the lslamic State's ideology, and I quickly became a mujahid. After becoming a mujahid, I have dedicated my life to striking fear into the hearts of the kuffar and coordinating acts of jihad around the world. I cannot disclose where I currently work, but it is a respected human rights organisation much like .... I present myself as a moderate in real life, and the police have absolutely no idea who I am. I am widely upheld as a pillar of my community, and nobody would EVER suspect me for anything. You have no chance of finding me.... To the Jews: you killed the Rasul (SAW) and he died a Shaheed. Any Muslim who truly loves the Prophet (PBUH) will engage in jihad against Jews in order to avenge his death. The Jews are the worst enemies of Allah (SWT). When lslam conquers Australia, every single Jew will be slaughtered like the filthy cockroaches that thev are. Finally, I would like to state with absolute authority ... is a religion of violent conquest. ... Auskalia's defeat . . . is inevitable. The more you try to fight it, the harder it will be for you. Give up and accept your future as an lslamic nation - a member of the global lslamic caliphate that the lslamic State will create.. . . I have a vast network of mujahideen around the world, and lwill continue to inspire and coordinate jihad attacks around the world. There is absolutely nothing that you can do to stop me. I am an expert in computer security who uses multiple proxies, and I am also an expert in Australian law due to my extensive work with human rights organisations. Chase me all you want, but you will never find me, and you will also never stop the wrath of Allah (SWT) on the decadent West Perish in Your rage, kuffar! 14. Based on a review of FBI records I determined that beginning on July 26, 2015, a FBI confidential human source (cHS) at the direction of the FBI exchanged messages with an individual using the name AusWitness on a direct messaging application. The individual was unknown to the cHS, but of interest to the FBl. since the exchange of messages thai started on July 26, 2015 the CHS and Auswitness have communicated nearly every day and continue to communicate on an almost daily basis' The communications are received by the FBl, reviewed, and documented. I reviewed all of the communications in preparing this affidavit. What is contained in this affidavit are portions of certain conversations between the CHS and AusWitness that took place on a direct messaging application, unless othen^/ise indicated. on July 26,2015 through July 28, 2015, AusWitness stated, in substance and among other things, that he was attempting to get an individual in Melbourne, Australia to carry out a terrorist attack. Listed below are portions of the conversation: July 26, 2015 06:57 CHS - A salaam alaikum brother July 26, 2015 22:04 AusWifness - Salaam, brother. What's up? July 27, 2015 06:51 CHS - Nothing much ahki. It's nice to talk with you. You've gotten kind of famous lately Iol -SMILE* July 27, 2015 19:41 AusWitness - Really? Where am lfamous? JulY 28, 201 5 15:07 CHS - t read a news afticle after garland and it had your name in it July 28, 2015 15:08 CHS - So / sa,d Alhamdulillah maybe we can chat *Smile* JulY 28,2015 22:02 Au'sWitness - Yes, the kuffer media did cover me after Garland July 28, 2015 22:04 AusWfness - Right now, I'm trying to get a muiahid in Melboume to carry out iihad, but he keeps delaying it. He has a gun already, but he lnsisfs on making a video message to the kuffar with a black shahada flag. He a/so tnsisfs on getting his fiend to carry out iihad with him. I am afraid he'll get caught before he can do it. 15. As referenced above a FBI CHS is communicating on-line with an individual using the name AusWitness. As outlined in paragraph #13, an open source internet search for "Australi Witness" revealed a website at http://iustoaste.iVauswitness' 10 The name of the website was http://iustpaste. iUauswitness. The beginning part of the content on the website states "Hello, this is Australi Witness. You might know me for inspiring the attacks in Garland, Texas, where two mujahideen entered an event mocking the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with intent to slaughter the kuffar in it. when I encouraged the attacks in Texas ...." On July 28, 2015 while communicating with the CHS AusWitness stated "Yes, the kuffer media did cover me after Garland." Based on the similarities between the spelling of AusWitness and Australi Witness, the statements on the JustPaste.it website regarding the Garland attacks, and the July 28' 2015' statement by AusWitness regarding the Garland attacks, I believe that the Australi witness referenced in paragraph 14 and 15 is the same individual that posted the content to http://iustpaste.iVauswitness and that "Auskali Witness" is also AusWitness. 16. AusWitness and the CHS a|so communicated between Ju|y 30, 2015 and August 1, 2015, during which AusWitness provided his Twitter account. A portion of the conversation is as follows: JulY 30,2015 21:54 AusWtness ' Are you in Australia, brother? JulY 31 , 2015 05:29 CHS - No, l'm in the states ahki JulY 31, 2015 22:17 Aust4litness - Did we speak to each other on Twitter, brother? August 1,2015 05:32 CHS - No what's Your twitter? August 1,2015 22:27 AusMfness - Right now, it's @aussecret' 17. I reviewed records provided by Twitter, lnc. to the FBI for Twitter screen name @Aussecret. Based on the review, I determined that Twitter screen name 11 @AusSecret is associated with Twitter account id 3194951334 and was created on May 14,2015. The records also listed an email address of beno3rrison@mailinator.com associated with the account when it was created. The internet protocol (lP) for log-ins to this account showed that the account was accessed from lP address 76.106.245.93 eight times between May 14, 2015 and May 26,2015: Account lD: 3194951334 Created At 2015-05-26 't2:23:35 +0000 Last Login lP: 76.106.245.93 Account lD: 3194951334 Created At 2015-05-25 04:31:50 +0000 Last Login lP: 76,106.245.93 Account lD: 3194951334 Created At 201 5-05-24 00: 54:42 +0000 Last Login lP: 76.106.245.93 Account lD: 3194951334 Created At 2015-05-21 11:19:47 +0000 Last Login lP: 76.106.245 93 Account lD: 3194951334 Created At: 2015-05-19 13:40:55 +0000 Last Login lP: 76.106.245.93 Account lD: 3194951334 Created At: 2015-05-18 07:07:58 +0000 Last Login lP: 76.106.245'93 Account lD: 3194951334 Created At 2015-05-16 05:34:34 +0000 Last Login lP: 76.106.245.93 Account lD: 3194951334 Created At: 2015-05-14 11 04:27 +0000 Last Login lP: 76.',|06.245.93 18. I searched an online lP look-up service which revealed that lP address 76.106.245.g3 is associated with comcast cable communications, Inc. (Comcast Cable). 12 I reviewed records provided by Comcast Cable to the FBI for lP address 76.106.245.93 and also spoke to Comcast Cable personnel in reference to the records. The records involved the subscriber account information to include MAC addresses between May 16,2015andMay26,2015for lP address76.106.245.93 atthefollowing dates and times: 2015-05-16 05:34:34 +0000, 2015-05-18 07:07:58 +0000, 2015-05-19 13:40:55 +0000, 2015-05-21 11'.19:47 +0000, 2015-05-24 00:54:42 +0000, 2015-05-25 04:31:50 +0000, and 2015-05-26 12:23:35 +0000. 20. Based on the review of the Comcast Cable records and dialogue with Comcast Cable personnel I determined that lP address 76.106.245.93 is assigned to R. Goldberg, the mother of JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG' at 3119 Pine Rd, Orange park. Florida 32065, as the subscriber on the account. lP address 76.106.245.93 is assigned to R. Goldberg to include from May 16,2015 through May 26, 2015 on the dates and times indicated in paragraph 27. As of september 4,2015, the lP address remains assigned to R. Goldberg and was assigned to her from at least from May 16, 2015 up to and including september 4,2015. The Comcast cable account which includes high speed internet service is associated with among other email user id's "metropolisforever". 21 . My review of communication that occurred between AusWitness and the cHS on August 5, 2015 and August 6, 2015, revealed that Auswitness told the cHS in substance that he (AusWitness) was concerned about his contact in Melbourne, Australia, as his contact had not communicated with him recently. Auswitness was worried that he (Auswitness) was responsible for the arrest of the Melbourne contact' AusWitness stated that he posted about his Melbourne contact on an internet discussion board for "muhajideen". Listed below are portions of the conversation: 19. 13 August 5,2015 AusWitness - August 5, 2015 AusWitness - 13:10 lf he was captured, it would be my fault. I mentioned him in a post on a discusslon board for mujahideen. I feel so guilty about this. I am so wonied about him. 44.44 If the kuffar captured him with his gun, it would be on the news, ight? August 6,2015 07:40 CHS - Iwould assume? August 6,2015 07:42 CHS - I don't know what to tell you bro August6,2015 11:08 Aust/yifness - The thread I posted about him was on Sch.net/islamicstate. Do you think the kuffar could capture him iust from that thread? 22. On August 14 and August 15, 2015, Auswitness and the CHS communicated and AusWitness again discussed his concern that his Melbourne contact had been arrested. During this timeframe a discussion began between the cHS and Auswtness about the planning of a tenorist attack. Listed below are portions of the conversation: August 14,2015 07:07 AusWitness - I iust can't get over this, akhi. The kuffar govemment could be tofturing him for info ight now, and all because I made the stupid mistake of talking about our plans on 8chan. If I find out he got caught because of me, liust don't know what l'il do. I teel like I have failed as a Muslim' August 14,2015 07:30 CHS - Eest to get that out of your head ahki. He knew the risks when he stafted planning. We all do. 14 August 14,2015 07:41 CHS - Why Australia bro? Just cuious. Are they as bad as the US? August 15,2015 00:37 AusWitness - But, if I hadn't made a thread about our plans, he wouldnT have been caught. And yes, Australiais as bad as fhe US' August 15,2015 07:40 CHS - But you don't know he's been caught. August 15,2015 20:26 CHS - Where did you find him in the first place? August 15,2015 22:39 AusWitness - I first met him on Twifter, but we never talked until he emailed me. August 15,2015 07:27 CHS - I don't know what else to say ahki. August 15,2015 07:33 irons CHS - Maybe we can Put some more t in the fire bro. I think we're on the same Page as far as ideas go. August 16,2015 21:02 AW - What do You mean, brother? August 16,2015 22:40 CHS - Sounds like you're trying to do some planning Australia. I'm trying to do the same here' I have to get some sleeP c/asses start again tomonow but let's talk about this more tomonow night August 16,2015 22:40 CHS - Night for me anway lol August 16,2015 22:40 CHS - Salaam bro 4F August 16,2015 23:39 AW - Salaam' brother. 23. AusWitness and the cHS continued their communication during August 17 , 2O1S through August 10, 201 5 about terrorist attacks in the West. Listed below are oortions of the conversation: August 17,2015 22:58 Auit4litness - Did you hear the kuffar media talking about how lslamic State muiahideen were su11osed gonna blow uP the Queen of England a few daYs ago2 August 17,2015 22:59 CtS - I heard something of it but didn't read much of it. August 17, 2015 23:07 AusWifness - I was actually really disappointed when it didn't haq7en. The UK needs a new 7/7. They kill our brothers and sisters a// over the world. August 17, 2015 23:08 CHS - The IJK is one of many that deseNe it. We were suPPosed to have a few oPs here on July 4 that didn't happen. lt was so disaPPointing' August 17, 2015 23:15 CHS - Hey bro I'm going to bed. We'll talk more tomorrow. Hit me uP in the daY if you want maybe I'll be around. Salaam' August 17,2015 23:34 Auiwitness - Hopefully there will be some jihad on the anniversary of 9/1 1 . August 17, 2015 23:34 AusWifness - Alight, brother, Salaam. 16 August 18, CHS - August 18, ul.to - 2015 08:46 We could probably figure something out. I leamed a lot planning with the Syrian brother. 2015 20:12 Salaambro 24. On August 19, 2015, AusWitness indicated that he was agreeable to working with the CHS, as indicated below: August 19,2015 00:58 AuiMfness - That sounds good. What do you have in mind? Do you have anY bombs readY? After some additional communications about the individual in Melbourne being potentially arrested the CHS replied, as indicated below: August 19,2015 05:34 cHs - I don't have any bombs. I don't know how to make them. 25.onAugustlg,20l5,AusWitnessbeganaskingCHSquestionsrelatedto p|anningaterroristattack.Listedbelowareportionsoftheconversation: August 19,2015 06:28 AuiMfness - What weapons do you have brother? I can send You guides on how to make bombs if You need helP making them' August 19,2015 06:29 C/jS - t only have the one weapon but I do t think that is what Allah wants for me' I was anested iust before with the one weaPon. Guides would be great 'ahki something bigger than iust a gun aftack alhamdulillah. August 19,2015 06:44 AuiWfness - Atight, akhi. I'm gonna send you some bomb-making guides on Twitter soon' August 19,2015 06:44 CHS - Mashallah izk bro 17 August 19, 2015 07:14 AusWitness - Did you get my messages, akhi? August 19,2015 07:15 CHS - Yes izk looking through them now Ahki August 19,2015 07:18 AusWitness' Let me now if you need any more, brother. I'll help as much as I can. 26. I reviewed a message that was sent on Twitter on or about August 19' 2015, from AusWitness, who used Twitter screen name AusSecret with account id 31 94951 334 to send the message to the cHS. Based on the review of the message I determined that Auswitness (using Twitter screen name AusSecret) stated: Akhihere are some guides on how to make bombs: After the colon, five website links that contained instructions on how to construct explosives, including pipe bombs or incendiary devices are listed AusWitness concludes the message bY stating: Letme know if you need any more, brother' 27. As described more fully in paragraph 51' a review by the FBI Explosives Unit of the material listed on each of the five websites sent by Aussecret to the cHS on Twitterdeterminedthatthewebsitesprovidedaccurateinstructionsthatcou|dbe utilized to construct or make explosives, detonators and improvised explosive devices' 28. I reviewed records provided by Twitter' lnc to the FBI for Twitter screen name@AusSecretwithaccountid3194951334'Basedonthereview,Ideterminedthat on August 19,2015, the lP for log-ins to this account showed that the account was accessed from lP address 76.106.245.93 two times' The timeframe of the access correspondstothetimeframeinwhichtheCHsreceivedthemessagefromAusSecret 18 containing the five website links to bomb making instructions. As outlined above, lP address 76.106.245.93 is assigned to R. Goldberg at 31 19 Pine Rd., Orange Park, Florida 32065. 29. I reviewed additional communication between AusWitness and the CHS on August 20,2015. I determined that on August 20,2015, AusWitness asked the CHS in substance what kind of attack the CHS wanted to carry out, and stated that he (AusWitness) was thinking of pipe bombs at a large public event. AusWitness later said that a pressure cooker bomb may be even better. When AusWitness learned that the CHS was located in the Midwest, AusWitness asked the CHS if he would be able to drive to Kansas City to carry out an attack. Listed below are portions of the conversation: August 20, 2015 07:03 AusWitness - Have you decided what kind of attack to carry out on 9/11, akhi? I was thinking a bombina. August 20, 2015 AusWitness - August 20, 2015 CHS - August 20, 2015 AusWitness - 07:06 We could make pipe bombs and detonate them at a large public event. 07:06 Yes I'm leaning towards that too. I've been getting excited about this. l've been having trouble with the planners in the dawlah who want me to just do a gun attack. But that doesn't seem big enough to bing true glory to Allah. Look at Chaftanooga the kuff have already forgetten 07:O7 Exactly, brother. lt needs to be big. Do you live in NYC? I'm in Perth. There are lots of places to target here 19 August 20, 2015 07:07 CHS - Do you know the directions you gave me work? I've never made a bomb before lol sorry August 20, 2015 07:08 AusWitness - They wofu, akhi. But a pressure cooker bomb might be even better. Let me ask one of my brothers in the dawlah for instructions. August 20, 2015 07:10 CHS - Ok. ahki. August 20, 2015 07:13 AusWitness - What city are you in, akhi? We need to find the best place to place the explosive. August 20,2015 07:13 CHS - l'm in the Midwest fhe c/osesf place is Kansas City if you're familiar August 20,2015 07:13 CHS - But I can travel I'm just a student August 20, 2015 07:14 AusWifness - Nnght, so will you be able to drive to Kansas City to carry out the aftack? August 20, 2015 07:14 CHS - Yes Easily 30. I reviewed additional communication exchanged between AusWitness and the CHS on August 24, 2A15 and determined that on August 24, 2015, AusWitness told the CHS that he (AusWitness) found the "perfect place" to target in Kansas City on September 11 ,2015 and sent the CHS a link to kansascitystairclimb.com. Listed below are portions of the conversation: Aug 24,2015 00:56 AusWitness - What did you think of the pressure cooker instructions? 20 Aug 24,2015 08:30 CHS - Yeah that makes sense. What kind of targets are you thinking? How will we publicize it too Aug 24,2015 08:36 AusWitness - lMere will the most people be in Kansas City on 9/11? That's where we need to targetAug 24,2015 08:37 CHS - No ideal I'm about an hour west Aug 24,2015 08:37 CHS - I don't go that often Aug 24,2015 08:42 AusWitness - I found the peiect p.lace. Go to ka n s a sc itv st a i rc I i m b. c o m. Aug 24,2015 08:43 CHS - Yes that's peffect I'm looking at it. Aug 24,2015 08:46 CHS - Alhamdulillah Aug 24,2015 08:49 AusMfness - Do you have the bomb ready,akhi? Aug 24,2015 08:51 CHS - No I haven't even started gefting mateials Aug 24,2015 08:55 AusWitness - Be careful, brother. Don't buy all the materials at once or the kuffar will know You're uP to something. BUY them at different stores. Aug 24,2015 10:24 CHS - Yeah that's what I was thinking 21 31. My review of the website showed that the Kansas City Stair Climb is a memorial event where firefighters from the Kansas City region and members of the community participate in a stair climb to honor New York City's first responders who were killed in the September 11,2001 attacks. Although the event is a memorial for New York City's first responders who were killed in the September 11,2001 attacks, the actual date of the memorial event in Kansas City is September 13, 2015 according to my review of the website. 32. I reviewed additional communication between AusWitness and the cHS on August 27,2015 and determined that Auswitness and the cHS continued their discussion regarding the construction of a pressure cooker bomb. Auswitness instructedtheCHStop|acethebombnearthecrowdatthe9/.|lmemoria|event.Listed below are portions of the conversation: Aug 27, 2015 AusWitness - Aug 27, 2015 cHs - Aug 27, 201 5 CHS - Aug 27,2015 CHS - Aug 27, 201 5 AusWilness - 08:22 Be careful, akhi. When You go there to place the bomb, make sure the bomb is VERY well hidden. 08:22 It sometimes overheats I want to make sure on the daY of I can get there no problems 08:23 Yes t'm going to Put it in the backpack 08:23 Where do you think would be best near the fire fighters or the crowd 08:24 Good thinking, akhi. Put the backpack near the crowd. 22 08:24 But make sure lf 's in a place where the kuffar won't think anything of it. 33. I reviewed additional communication exchanged between AusWitness and the CHS on August 28,2015 and determined that AusWitness provided the CHS a list of items to use in the pressure cooker bomb including nails, glass, and metal. AusWitness then instructed the CHS to dip the screws and other shrapnel in rat poison in order to inflict more casualties. As described more fully in paragraph 50, the addition of items such as nails, glass, and metal would increase the lethality of the pressure cooker bomb. Dipping the items in rat poison increases the chances of killing those impacted by the nails, glass, and metal by possibly preventing any resulting wounds from clofting. Listed below are portions of the conversation: Aug 27, 2015 AusWtness - Aug 28,2015 cHs - Aug 28,2015 cHs - Aug 28, 2015 AusMfness - Aug 28, 2015 cHs - Aug 28, 2015 AusWifness - 07:49 Hey I'n going to Walmaft after c/ass fhrs aftemoon and gefting the rest of what I need 07:49 The instructions you have me said to put something in the pressure cooker that will act as like a shrapnel 07:50 Well, he could be telling other mujahideen a bunch of lies about me so they won't trust me. 07:50 lMhat do you think for this bro?, What will cause the most damage 07:50 Hold on, let me ask some mujahideen. z5 Aug 28,2015 07:50 CHS - Jzk Aug 28,2015 07:58 AusWitness - Use shards of metal and nails, akhi. Aug 28,2015 07:58 CHS - Ok I'll get a bunch of screws and stuff Aug 28,2015 08:00 AusWitness - Broken glass would probably work too. Just put as much sharp stuff as you can in there. Aug 28,2015 08:00 CHS - Have you made these before? How far away do I have to get to be safe?? l'm thinking of filming and shouting allahu ahkbar ight before it goes off Aug 28,2015 08:02 AusWrfness - I haven't made one before, but I've studied how to make them. Get FAR away from the bomb, brother. There's going to be chaos when lf goes off . Shrapnel, blood, and panicking kuffar will be everwhere. Aug 28,2015 08:02 CHS - Subhanallah Aug 28,2015 08:03 CHS - We will put the video online and the muiahideen will be heroes Aug 28,2015 08:04 AulWitness - lf you can, dip the screws and other shraPnel in rat Poison before Putting them in. That waY, the kuffar who get hit bY them will be more likelY to die. Aug 28,2015 08:04 Auswitness - Indeed, akhi. The kuffar will sPeak our names with tenor in their voices. 34. On or about August 10, 2015, the FBI received information from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) which I reviewed. The AFP advised that on or about 24 May 21,2015, Twitter user "Australi Witness," using screen name @AusWitnessT sent a message as listed below: Brothers, in case the kuffar suspend me again, you can email me at auswitness@vahoo. com. 35. Yahool Inc. provided records to the FBl, which I have reviewed. Based on the review, I determined that the Yahoo! Account auswitness@yahoo.com was created on May 9, 2015. The full name for the account was listed as Australi Witness and an alternate email address of maymayposter@gmail.com was provided. 36. Google provided records to the FBl, which I have reviewed. Based on the review, I determined that Google account maymayposter@gmail.com was created on January 4,2015 from lP address 76.106.245.93 and listed a subscriber name of M.S. The account had been accessed from lP address 76.106.245.93 as recently as June 25,2015. 37. As noted above, lP address 76.106.245.93 is associated with a Comcast cable account subscribed to by R. Goldberg at 3119 Pine Rd., orange Park, Florida 32065. 38. I reviewed research thai was conducted on the Clay County Property Appraiser'swebsiteonAugust 24,2015 which produced a record of ownershipfor3'1 19 Pine Rd., Orange Park, Florida 32065 by F. Goldberg, the father of JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG, and R. Goldberg. 39. I reviewed the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles Driver and Vehicle lnformation Database to include photographs of the below listed four individuals which revealed that the following individuals list their residence as 3119 Pine Rd., orange 25 Park, Florida 32065: F. Goldberg, R. Goldberg, D.Goldberg, and Joshua Ryne Goldberg. 40. I reviewed communications from FBI employee(s) whom conducted physical surveillance of 3119 Pine Road, Orang Park, Florida 32065 on August 22 and 23,2015. Based on their observations and descriptions, I determined that F. Goldberg and R. Goldberg were observed at this address. Two male minor children of elementary school age were also observed by FBI employee(s) and are believed to be living at the residence. 41. I communicated with FBI employee(s) regarding attempts to identify JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG at 3119 Pine Road. I was advised of the following: a. Since August 20,2015 the FBI has been conducting surveillance of the PREMISES. b. On or aboutAugust 24, 2015, FBI employees observed all other persons identified as residing at 3119 Pine Road, except JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG, leave the residence. Thereafter, FBI employees observed the shadow of a person moving around the inside of the residence. They also observed a light in the vicinity of the front door turn on. The FBI employees were unable to observe anything beyond the shadow. c. On August 25,2015, FBI agents conducted a ruse wherein they pretended to be employees of a fictitious company that conducts surveys on community issues. After ensuring that all occupants of 31 19 Pine Road except for JoSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG had left the residence, agents acting as employees of the fictitious company approached the residence's front door. After knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell, no one answered the door. zo d. On or about August 27, 2015, FBI employees observed F. G. and R. G. leave 3119 Pine Road. Thereafter, FBI employees observed the shadow of a person moving around the inside of the residence. They also observed a light at the residence turn off. The FBI employees were unable to observe anything beyond the shadow. e. On or about September 3,2015, FBI employees observed all residents of 3119 Pine Road except for JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG leave the residence. Thereafter, FBI employees observed the shadow of a person moving around the inside of the residence. The FBI employees were unable to observe anything beyond the shadow. f. On or about September 8, 2015, FBI employees observed all residents of 31'19 Pine Road except for JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG leave the residence. Thereafter, at approximately 9:00 A.M. FBI employees observed an unknown male exit a van and approach the front door of the residence. Shortly thereafter' FBI employees observed who they believe is JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG open the door and talk with the unidentified male. After a brief conversation, the unidentified male accompanied JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG into the residence. Shortly thereafter, the unidentified male exited the residence unaccompanied by JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG. The unidentified male then talks with someone in the van. A second vehicle parks at 3119 Pine Road and another unidentified male exits his vehicle. Three unidentified males then enter through the front door of the residence and the garage door to the residence opens a short time later. Based on the observations and descriptions of the FBI employee(s) conducting surveillance, it appears the three 27 unidentified males are involved with a home construction and / or repair project at 3119 Pine Road. 42. lwas advised by an FBI employee that between August 26 and27,2015, FBI agents in the Tampa Division determined that D.Goldberg, the sister of JOSHUA RYNE GOLDBERG, is a recently enrolled full-time student in the fall semester at a college in South Florida and that law enforcement saw her on the campus on August 27, 2015. 43. I reviewed records provided by Twitter, Inc. to the FBI for Twitter account 3194951 334 and determined that Twitter screen name Aussecret with account id 3194951334 continues to log into the accountfrom lP address 76.106.245.93 as of September 1,2015. 44. on September 4,2015, the FB| received additiona| information from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) that referenced a July 2015 interview of an individual who worked in Australia with the initials of L.M. L.M. advised the AFP, in substance and among other things, that L.M. identified the on-line personas of "Australi witness", ,,MoonMehoplis," and "lslamicstateAU" as belonging to JOSHUA GOLDBERG' DOB: 05/14l1995, at the PREMISES (31 19 Pine Road, orange Park, Florida) L M' explained that JosHUA GOLDBERG was an "online troll" and a "proponent of radical free soeech." JOSHUA GOLDBERG was responsible for "hoax events" on the internet to include taking over individual's personas on-line. L.M. determined the identity of JosHUAGoLDBERGthroughL.M.,sonlineworkandbycombiningpartsof information that L.M. found listed on the profiles associated with the various on-line oersonas.L.M.statedthatL.M.hadmu|tipleon-|inedirectcommunicationswith oersonas that L.M. believed were in fact JOSHUA GOLDBERG and provided AFP with z6 various screen shots of conversations that purport to be with JOSHUA GOLDBERG. From my review of the information provided to the FBI by the AFP, it does not appear that L.M. provided the AFP with documents relating to the information on the aforementioned profiles that resulted in L.M. ideniifying JOSHUA GOLDBERG with various on-line personas. 45. In one communication L.M. provided to the AFP, L.M. stated that L.M. was in an lnternet Relay Chat (lRC) forum on May 26,2015. 1.M., using the moniker "MoonLeftNut" communicated with "circ-user-BMFvi' whom L.M. believed was JOSHUA GOLDBERG. The conversation, captured in a screenshot and provided by L.M. to the AFP, stated: MoonLeft Nut Are you not all at concerned by the way that some of these jihardi nutcases might actually kill someone at your behest? Circ-user-BMFVi These guys are pussy keyboard warriors. MoonLeft Nul ProbablY Later in the conversation the following dialogue takes place: Circ-user-BMFVi You knew I was a troll from the start? MoonLeft Nul I was suspect ... I did not know. Circ-user-BMFVi And what led You to me? Moonleft Nut THE POWER OF MY MIND! Lol You did ... you led me to you. 46. L.M. also explained to the AFP that L.M. observed a conversation in an IRC forum on May 22,2015. L.M. took a screen shot that purports to capture part of a ZY conversation between JOSHUA GOLDBERG, using screen name "circ-user-tneQ7", with an unknown individual using the screen name "@cicada". The conversation captured in the screenshot and provided by L.M. to the AFP stated: circ-user-tneQ7 Shit, lt's almost 10. Where is darkmage? We need to troll some kikes. Wait ... you're part of CtrlSec? @cicada "used to be 4" circ-user-tneQ7 You're not gonna turn me into the feds for pretending to be lSlS, are you? @cicada so fuck them no way manl>:( 47. I am not relying on any of the information provided by L M. to the AFP for the establishment of probable cause for the issuance of a criminal complaint. Nor am I commenting on the credibility of the information provided by L.M to the AFP. This information is provided to the Court out of an abundance of caution and the aforementioned information regarding the hoax was not known to the FBI at the beginning of the investigation. 48. I reviewed a FBI Explosive Unit Technical Threat Assessment (assessment). This assessment reviewed the content on the five websites that were sent as internet links from AusSecret to the CHS on August 19,2015. The assessment determined that all of the "sites or a combination of them could be utilized to construct or make explosives, detonators and lEDs" and that "[t]he guidance offered by the suspect would enable the CHS to gain the knowledge necessary to obtain the materials to manufacture explosives and construct an lED." The assessment stated that "[i]n the 30 immediate vicinity of a properly constructed and initiated IED the resulting effect would cause property damage, personal injury and/or death." 49. I reviewed records provided by Twitter, Inc. to the FBI for Twitter screen name @AusSecret with account id 3194951334. Based on the review, I determined that the lP for log-ins to this account showed that the account was accessed from lP address 76.106.245.93 nine times between August 24, 2015, and September 1,2015. 50. As referenced above I determined that lP address 76.106.245.93 is assigned to R. Goldberg at 31 19 Pine Rd., Orange Park, Florida 32065, as the subscriber on a Comcast Cable account. 51. I reviewed surveillance reports provided by an FBI surveillance team member, which confirmed that R. Goldberg, Frank Goldberg, and the two young children had already left the residence when Twitter account 3194951334 was accessed on four occasions between August 27, 2015, and September 1 , 2015. 52. On September 9, 2015, the Honorable Magistrate Judge James R. Klindt issued a search warrant for the residence located at 31 19 Pine Rd, Orange Park, Florida 32065, which warrant is under seal. Upon making entry into the residence, members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) encountered JOSHUA GOLDBERG and he was detained. JTTF Task Force Ofiicer SA William Berry then spoke to JOSHUA GOLDBERG. Prior to any questioning, SA Berry advised JOSHUA GOLDBERG of his constitutional rights. After being advised of his constitutional rights, JOSHUA GOLDBERG voluntarily waived his rights and spoke to law enforcement. Goldberg initially denied any involvement with distributing information on how to manufacture a bomb as part of a plot to detonate a bomb at an upcoming memorial that was commemorating the September 11,2001 attacks. However, JOSHUA 31 GOLDBERG stated in substance, and among other things, that he was the individual on Twitter known as "@Aussecret", "@AusWitness", and "Australi Witness". JOSHUA GOLDBERG also stated that he sent out messages on Twitter using these and other on-line personas. JOSHUA GOLDBERG stated that he sent out a message on Twitter calling for an attack on the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas. JOSHUA GOLDBERG stated that he created and posted the message on the JustPast.it website that is referenced earlier in this affidavit. 53. JOSHUA GOLDBERG stated that he was in contact via recent on-line communications with an individual, who law enforcement knew to be the CHS. In fact, JOSHUA GOLDBERG was in direct communication with the CHS immediately before law enforcement made entry into the residence. JOSHUA GOLDBERG admitted that he provided that individual with information on how to manufacture bombs. JOSHUA GOLDBERG further admitted that he believed the information would create a genuine bomb. Specifically, JOSHUA GOLDBERG stated that he provided the individual with instructions on how to create a pressure cooker bomb. When creating the pressure cooker bomb, JOSHUA GOLDBERG admitted that he instructed the individual to include nails and to dip the nails in rat poison. JOSHUA GOLDBERG also admitted that he instructed the individual to place the bomb at an upcoming memorial in Kansas City, Missouri that was commemorating the September 11,20Q1 attacks. JOSHUA GOLDBERG stated that he believed that the individual did intend to create functioning bombs and would actually attempt to use them to kill and injure persons. During the course of the interview, however, JOSHUA GOLDBERG made varying statements in an attempt to explain his actions in providing bomb making information to the individual. In general, JOSHUA GOLDBERG claimed that he intended for the individual to either kill 32 himself creating the bomb or, if not, that he intended to alert law enforcement just prior to the individual detonating the bomb, resulting in JOSHUA GOLDBERG to receive credit for stopping the attack. CONCLUSION 54. Based on the facts and circumstances described above, there is probable cause to believe that Joshua Ryne Goldberg (Goldberg) illegally distributed information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction, namely that on or about August 19, 2015 through and including August 28, 2015, in clay County, in the Middle District of Florida, Goldberg distributed information pertaining to the manufacturing of explosives, destructive devices, or weapons of mass destruction in furtherance of an activity that constitutes a Federal crime of violence by sending to a person five website links for websites that provided instructions that could be utilized to construct or make explosives, destructive devices, or weapons of mass destruction, as part of a plot to explode a bomb on september 13, 2015 at a memorial ceremony in Kansas city, Missouri that commemorates the terrorist attacks of September 11' 2001, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 842(p)' U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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The Times of Israel17 hours ago - Joshua Ryne Goldberg faces 20 years in jail; same man reported to have posted foul, hoax blog on Times of Israel in April. I arrested a 20-year-old American Jewish man for posing as an Islamic State extremist, calling for terrorist attacks, claiming to be planning attacks in Australia and the United States, and providing information on bomb construction to a second party. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the same man, who it named as Florida resident Joshua Ryne Goldberg, also posed as a respected Australian lawyer in April to maliciously post a racist blog post on The Times of Israel. “US Attorney Lee Bentley III said Goldberg instructed a confidential source how to make a bomb similar to two used in the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. He allegedly instructed someone how to fill the bomb with nails, metal and other items dipped in rat poison. Police base the charge on his communication of five web links to sites that provided instructions that could be used to make explosives as part of a plot to explode a bomb on September 13 at a memorial ceremony in Kansas City, commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” Goldberg claimed, however, that he did not intend for an attack to take place. He said he wanted to inform police of the plan ahead of time in order to get credit for stopping an attack