Also, according to US law, the FBI have to prove that the accused "was indepdently predisposed to commit the crime for which he is arrested" and, to that end, the agents involved must stress that the accused has other options before inducing them into the crime.
Turns out the conversation where that supposedly happened "could not be recorded for technical reasons" and was not presented by the FBI. Also turns out they were tapping his phones for little good reason and that they placed him on a no fly list, which cost him a job in Alaska, before turning up with gifts of money.
That before the FBI approached him he had no radical background, had made no threats, had no criminal record, no contact with terrorists, had undergone no training - all that highly suggests this is another of the infamous "FBI makes up a terror plot, gives a poor sap a bomb, foils the plot and looks like heroes" happenings, which have been going on since the first Bush administration and are, arguably, the civilian end of the P2OG operations
started under Rumsfeld.
You know, I'm struggling to think of a terrorist plot in the mainland USA in the past decade by Islamist groups or individuals where the FBI wasn't critically involved in the planning and bomb-making parts, 9/11 aside. There are a couple, but for the most part, the FBI are causing more terror than they're stopping (because, as we all know, the media's response to even failed terrorist attacks now is to ramp the fear of angry brown people up to 11).