Thursday, July 22, 2010

Man Who Threatened "South Park" Arrested

(From The Smoking Gun)

Virginian, 20, charged with supporting overseas terrorist group

JULY 21--The Virginia man who this year threatened the creators of "South Park" over an episode featuring the Prophet Muhammad dressed in a bear suit, was arrested today on federal charges after speaking openly to the FBI about his connection to a terror organization and his plans to travel overseas to fight with the group. Zachary Chesser, 20, was charged with providing material support to Al-Shabaab, a terror group affiliated with al-Qaeda. According to the below affidavit sworn by FBI Agent Mary Brandt Kinder, Chesser, a convert to Islam, spoke at length with agents about his attempts to travel to Kenya and Somalia to join Al-Shabaab and his devotion to jihad, which has included his operation of web sites and a You Tube channel stocked with jihadi propaganda. Through the site, Chesser remarked in April that "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker would "probably end up" like a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in retaliation for a film critical of the treatment of Islamic women. Along with focusing the public's attention on his extremist beliefs, Chesser's "South Park" threat resulted in fallout within his family. After his mother received death threats following the "South Park" remarks, Chesser told the FBI, "he was no longer on speaking terms with his parents." During one of his interviews with federal agents, Chesser explained how he came up with the YouTube user ID, LearnTeachFightDie: "learn Islam, teach Islam, fight for Islam, and die in the name of Islam."

Full story here


Wyatt Earp said...

I'm all for him dying for Islam. Quickly.

Sully said...

I suggest a form of cartoon violence... Lets drop an anvil on him.

Andy said...

I'm thinking you're right, Sully. I vote for sending him in to the empty tunnel with the train just 'round the bend. Or, the obligatory fall to the desert flood from about a zillion foot cliff.

Sadly, we will probably spend a gozillion dollars paying for lawyers to defend this POS.

We are still not serious about this as a nation. One would think that with all it has cost us, we would be. We live in a nation of retarded folk.

Just sayin'...

Thanks for the info, Sully. I somehow missed this. Good on ya'.

Sully said...

Hmmmm.... Does ACME sell electric chairs?

Andy said...

Nyuk! Maybe we can send one to ObozO, and he'll fry himself while assembling it.