25 years for Muslim convert who gave ‘material support’ to terrorists
A college dropout and Muslim convert who threatened the creators of the “South Park” cartoon series and then tried to join an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Zachary A. Chesser, 21, of Fairfax County, Va., pleaded guilty last year to supporting the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia and posting online threats against the “South Park” creators for an episode he perceived as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. He was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.
Chesser posted a warning on the website RevolutionMuslim.com last April following the 200th episode of “South Park,” which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit.