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Man sentenced for online ‘South Park’ threat

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Muslim convert from Brooklyn who pleaded guilty to posting online threats against the creators of the “South Park” television show has been sentenced to 11 ½ years in prison.

Jesse Curtis Morton, who founded the now-defunct Revolution Muslim website, was sentenced Friday in Alexandria. 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 had sought a prison term of less than five years.

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



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