Man Faces Sentence for Online 'South Park' Threat

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Federal prosecutors are seeking more than 12 years in prison for a Muslim convert from Brooklyn who pleaded guilty to posting online threats against the creators of the "South Park" television show.

Sentencing is scheduled Friday in Alexandria, Va., for Jesse Curtis Morton, who founded the now-defunct Revolution Muslim website. Earlier this year, he admitted using the site as an outlet for al-Qaida propaganda. He also conspired with another man to deliver a thinly veiled threat to the creators of the "South Park" television show for perceived insults to the prophet Muhammad.

Defense attorneys are asking for a prison term of less than five years.

The other defendant in the case, Zachary Chesser, got a 25-year sentence, but he also tried to travel to Somalia to join the al-Shabab militant group.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    So they made precieved insults about the Prophet Muhammed, they make insults about Jesus. But you don't see me getting all bent out of shape over it do you ? I'm sure both of those two can take care of their selves without a mere mortal coming to the rescue.What you need to be thinking about is, is your big mouth going to land you in jail where all those mean people are. And if it is, then you keep your big mouth shut.Besides you're not defending God with intentions to threaten to kill or harm someone.Vengence is in the hands of God.
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