Man arrested for posting racist rants on YouTube
FBI discovers 12 videos, one of them made inside Nova Southeastern University building
DAVIE, Fla. – In front of the Nova Southeastern University’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center and inside the Alvin Sherman Library, a man identified as Mostafa A. Hussaini video tapes himself then uploads his racial slurs and rants onto YouTube.
Miami-Dade County 911 gets a call about the videos and it is discovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Hussaini has uploaded 12 videos directed at what the FBI states was: “various people, including African Americans, certain members of religious faiths, military members, and others.”
On Dec. 8, on his personal YouTube account, Hussaini posts a video titled “Solder Burns, Fantasizing to Burn Enemy.” Hussaini laughs and jokes, making various racial slurs and states that he “wants to burn black people.” He says on the video that he has gasoline and creates an open flame at a grill.
“Imagine burning a black person, because I don’t like blacks. I don’t know any blacks. I cannot even name any blacks. I don’t know any black people. This gasoline, imagine burning some black soldiers. They are going to look very black. I can burn thousands and millions of them."
Hussaini, 24, of Totowa, N.J., goes by Vam Vima as his YouTube handle. The videos have backdrops from all throughout South Florida, from Miami Beach to Nova Southeastern University in Davie, and inside a Mitsubishi car dealership.
“I am inside the school of business to teach these people another lesson," he says while walking inside a building at NSU. "But not really. My lessons are very expensive. I don’t think these ugly white garbage, black Spanish people can afford my lessons.”
Larry Massey, NSU’s director of public safety, sent Local 10 a statement after we reached out. “On Dec. 9, NSU public safety officers witnessed a suspicious individual filming himself and confronted him. In collaboration with the Davie Police Department, a trespass warning was issued and DPD reached out to local FBI. These disturbing videos were being posted to social media and all agencies continued to monitor the situation. Subsequently, police officers received verification that the subject was then wanted by the FBI. The individual was subsequently identified by law enforcement at a local gas station, leading to his arrest. While disturbing incidents happen every day in America, it is heartening to see that the process worked thanks to quick thinking and close collaboration between NSU and local and federal law enforcement.”
More of Hussaini’s alleged hate Vlogs talk about killing animals, blonde people, European people, “all brown hair people and hairy people of any race.”
He identifies himself in the videos as a racist.
Investigators discovered that he also filmed one of his videos titled, “Car Shopping, Vlog, Mitsubishi is the Weapon of Choice, Part 1,” inside the car dealership. He references using a car as a weapon in that video.
He also published a video, “S**it on Miami Beach, Part 2,” where he tells people to stay outside of the City of Miami. “If you are in Miami bring your gun and let everyone know.” Hussaini also encourages visitors to arm themselves with handguns and machine guns if they are going to Miami.
Hussaini also set a live parakeet on fire in one of the videos, calling the parakeet Jesus, because he says he hates Christians and wants to kill them.
He was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI Miami Division. The FBI along with Davie Police were able to track down Hussaini at a Shell Gas Station right across the street from NSU. He appeared in Miami federal court on Thursday. The United States Army Counterintelligence Command, Miami Beach police department, Davie police department and the FBI continue the investigation.
Hussaini faces federal charges of releasing and making threatening communications. He was charged under Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(c), and could face fines or imprisonment of not more than five years, or both.
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