Attacks on free speech are attacks on all of us.
via: Daily Mail
A Muslim convert from New York has been sentenced to 11-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to threatening the writers of the satirical South Park television show for their depiction of the Prophet Mohammad among other charges.
Jesse Curtis Morton, 33, of Brooklyn, also known as Younus Abdullah Muhammed, ran a website that encouraged Muslims to engage in violence against accused enemies of Islam.
After one South Park episode pictured Mohammad disguised in a bear suit, the home addresses of the show’s creators were posted on that page and threatening messages were sent.
The sentence was handed down in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, the U.S. Justice Department said and includes a three years’ probation after his prison term.
Morton pleaded guilty in February to making threatening communications, using the Internet to put others in fear and using his position as leader of the Revolution Muslim organization’s Internet sites to conspire to commit murder.