October 20th, 2010
08:52 PM ET

Guilty plea for threat against 'South Park' creators

An American-born man accused of posting an online attack against the creators of the animated TV series "South Park" due to a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed agreed to plead guilty Wednesday to providing material support to terrorists and other charges.

Under the agreement announced in federal court, Zachary Chesser, 20, also pleaded guilty to charges of communicating threats and soliciting crimes of violence.

The three charges carry a total maximum prison sentence of 30 years, and U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady told Wednesday's court hearing that Chesser's defense agreed to a sentence of at least 20 years for acts "intended to promote a federal crime of terrorism."

O'Grady accepted the plea agreement and declared Chesser guilty as charged, setting the sentencing for February 25, 2011.

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  1. Michelle

    Good, I'm glad that was handled properly.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mr Hanky

    Mohammed was a donkey.

    October 21, 2010 at 5:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. reality bites

    So I'm guessing – not all terrorists are muslim?

    October 21, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      Lets see...100% of known terrorists and enemies of the state today are muslim. It's pretty safe to say that all terrorists at this point are muslim. Of course, its not politically correct, but the facts stand for themselves.

      October 21, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • reality is what you make it

      Or all Muslims are not born outside of the United States.

      October 21, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joe

    How appropriate. Hey muslims: you have freedom to worship in this country, and in return you WILL respect our laws, which mean your religion is NOT immune to criticism, ridicule, and any other damn thing we wish to say about it. You will not scare us into bowing down and holding your pathetic barbarian beliefs immune from ridicule.

    October 21, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. mn

    Mcveigh wasnt muslim so not all terrorists are muslim

    October 21, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. k

    he is an american born muslim? Man this religion needs to be adressed. I still say its that whole 72 virgins thing. Do they even hear themselves, i am all mighty allah, kill anyone who doesnt agree! And i shall reward you with 72 virgins. He must have one heck of a virgin manufacturing plant! Probrably in china. Wonder if he complains about trade practices. One minute they cry about our country needs, and should embrace diversity, yet your religous ideaology says im infidel, therefore i must die! Hey muslims....GO PHUCK YOURSELVES

    October 21, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. k

    in case i offended any muslims that were not planning on blowing me up, or shooting me. TOO BAD!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. SuperRighteousOne

    I'll never become a Muslim.. so I guess they'll have to kill me.. they can't make me .. I don't ever want to pray with abunch of men in a room.. all facing one direction... probably head down next to someone bending over like they do. dont ever want to cover up my girl in those burkas.. I'm not that worried about anyone lusting over her, don't want to wear those clothes like everybody else, don't want to talk about or worship a man who was placed by people as a prophet or Iotolla or whatever, not even a Pope.. they need to leave me the *?#+ alone. Just let them try to kill me..

    October 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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