Federal authorities are using words uttered by the co-founder of a radical Islamic group to charge him with threats against the creators of “South Park.”
A criminal complaint alleging the communication of threats was filed in Virginia late last week against Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad…
Morton, a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, is the second person charged in the “South Park” case.
In February, Zachary Adam Chesser, 21, who admitted to posting online threats, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Chesser, a Muslim convert, encouraged violent jihadists to attack “South Park” writers for an episode that depicted the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit, court documents said…
In an affidavit accompanying the recent complaint against Morton, FBI special agent Paula R. Menges said Morton, co-founder of the group called Revolution Muslim, worked with Chesser on a “clarification statement” after Chesser’s postings. The pair made website postings that were — despite their claims — threats, Menges said.
Just as a reminder, this threat — er, I mean, “words uttered by the co-founder of a radical Islamic group” — was in reaction to an episode of South Park where Mohammed was depicted as wearing a cartoon bear costume. Which was meant to satirize Not All Muslims who overreact to any and all slights to their religious dogma, as well as those who self-censor for fear of offending Not All Muslims.
Sure showed Matt & Trey, huh?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG0quz3Gu8g