Chicago man charged with threatening to attack an abortion clinic

The Hill - 08-20

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A 19-year-old Chicago man was charged on Monday with threatening to attack an abortion clinic in a post he allegedly made on a meme-sharing website. Prosecutors allege that Farhan Sheikh threatened to "slaughter and murder" doctors, patients or visitors near an abortion clinic in the Illinois city located about four miles from his home. Sheikh allegedly made the threat in an Aug. 13 post on social media platform iFunny, which allows users to upload memes, GIFs and statements, according to an affidavit unsealed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday.