(CBS/AP) ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Zachary Chesser, the man best known for making online death threats to the creators of "South Park" for mocking the prophet Muhammad, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.
The 21-year-old, of Bristow, Virginia, 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 that he perceived as insulting to the Muslim prophet.Continue »
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CBS/WUSA/AP) Zachary Chesser pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to supporting an al Qaida-linked terrorist group in Somalia, and threatening the creators of the animated television series "South Park" for what he perceived as insults to the prophet Muhammad.
The 20-year-old, from Bristow, Va., is expected to receive a prison term of at least 20 years when he is sentenced in February.Continue »
McLEAN, Va. (CBS/AP) Zachary Chesser, the man best known for making online death threats to the creators of "South Park" for mocking the Prophet Muhammad, has been arrested and charged with offering himself as a fighter to a Somali terror group linked to al Qaeda.Continue »
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) The head of homeland security said Monday that investigators haven't ruled out any suspects, including foreign terrorist organizations, in the case of the unexploded car bomb that was parked in New York City's Times Square on Saturday night.
But there has been speculation that because the SUV was parked near the headquarters of Viacom, the attack might have been related to a controversial "South Park" episode that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad dressed in a bear costume.Continue »
According to a statement released by the duo, the bleeps inserted throughout the controversial episode, particularly during about 35 seconds of dialogue between the cartoon characters of Kyle, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus, was not a joke or commentary on censorship, as some had speculated.
The group, RevolutionMuslim.com, has warned the cartoon's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, that they could face violent retribution.Continue »
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