21-year-old Zachary Chesser was today sentenced to 25 years in prison for trying to help a Somalia militant group and for making threats against Matt Stone and Trey Parker of "South Park," because of the show's depiction of the Prophet Mohammad.
A federal judge in Virginia handed down the sentence for Zachary Chesser, who pleaded guilty to making threats, soliciting others to threaten violence and material support to the group, al Shabaab. Chesser admitted he ran numerous websites and called for violence against Americans. In one instance he published the home addresses for the writers of "South Park" after they lampooned Mohammad and he urged readers to "pay them a visit."Man in "South Park" threats gets 25 years prison (Reuters)
The episode last year on the cable channel Comedy Central showed Mohammad in a bear suit.
Worth revisiting: Boing Boing Video's interview with Matt and Trey just before the episode in question aired, and before Mr. Chesser's threats and the ensuing media frenzy.
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