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South Florida Man Facing Federal Charges Involving Threatening Messages

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A South Florida man is facing federal charges after being accused of sending threatening messages online.

Investigators say 34-year-old Mostafa Hussaini posted a dozen videos online, saying he wanted to "burn" black people and kill people from different religions, and the military."

According to the criminal complaint, Hussaini uploaded a video showing him setting a living parakeet on fire before threatening Christians.

What Hussaini says in those videos matches his arrest affidavit where he was charged with threatening acts of violence towards different races.

"I don't like blacks I don't know any blacks I can not even name any blacks I don't know any black people."

Hussaini goes by Vam Vima in those videos.

"Black people uses these beaches when you speak of black, you look where your stuff is cuz they steal your stuff they're thieves."

Hussaini posted at least a dozen YouTube videos from mid-October to early December.

In one of his videos, titled 'Soldier Burns, Fantasizing Burning Enemy,' he says he wants to "burn black people."

"Imagine burning some black soldiers. They're going to look very black after I'm done burning them. I convert thousands of millions of that so there will be lots of burning..."

He posts another video on December 9th driving to Nova Southeastern University.

"I'm a businessman, I have no respect for degree."

At one point, he's standing outside the performing arts center saying he's been thrown out.

"I've already been contacted by security. Security alerted that I'm here. They don't like me. Why don't you pay me to teach a lesson here?"

The University sent us the following statement after seeing the story that aired first on CBS4 News at 7 p.m.:

"Safety on our campus is the most important thing we do for our students and community. We have cultivated close partnerships with local law enforcement and the FBI over the years, and this week, that work paid off.

"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 F.B.I. 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 F.B.I.

"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."

--Larry Massey, Director of Public Safety, Nova Southeastern University

We tried to track down Hussaini's address in Florida, but we couldn't find one.

Hussaini will remain in detention until a hearing on Wednesday.

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