Man Charged Over Threats To South Park Creators
Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, was charged with “criminal threats” in Virginia last week. Morton is the co-founder of a radical Islamic group and the threat was focused towards the creators of the Cartoon South Park over their depiction of Mohammed. Morton is believed to be in Morocco, where he maintains Islampolicy.com, an English-language website propagating pro al Qaeda views. That website is a successor to Revolutionmuslim.com.
Morton is the second person charged with this incident. Zachary Adam Chesser admitted to posting threats and in February was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Chesser encouraged jihadists to attack the creators as well.
Sadly this is just on instance of cartoonists threatened or attacked by Muslim extremists over the depiction of Mohammed. CNN has more on this particular incident. As always, we stand for free speech and condemn the use of threats and intimidation like this.