November 18, 2011

Second South Park Threatener Back in US to Face Trial

Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton with friend and convicted terrorist Zachary "Abu Talhah al-Amriki" Chesser in front of the White House

Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton is back in the US after being extradited from Morocco. Morton is charged with threatening South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Morton's accomplice, Zachary Chesser, has already plead guilty to a related charge over the South Park incident and is now serving time for that and for other charges relating to his plans to join al Qaeda linked insurgents in Somalia.

Documents obtained exclusively by J.M. Berger of Intelwire reveal that Morton has been back in the U.S. since either later October or early November. A court appearance of Nov. 3rd in Virginia shows Morton awaiting the appointment of counsel and being remanded to custody as a flight risk and danger to the community.

The documents also reveal that Morton was the subject of a FISA warrant, meaning that the investigation was terror related.

Berger is the author of Jihad Joe:Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam which documents the widespread phenomenon of violent homegrown Islamist extremists.

"Younes Abdullah Muhammad" was a co-founder of the Revolution Muslim and Islam Policy websites. The site posted extremist materials on support of groups like al Qaeda and the Taliban. The website was frequented by many American extremists, including Samir Khan who was killed by the side of Anwar al-Awlaki, the former spiritual leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Antonio Martinez aka Muhammad Hussein, the man who failed to blow up a military recruiting station in Maryland -- was an online fan of Muhammad's Revolution Muslim website. Evidence introduced at his trial suggests that Martinez was inspired to attack the US soil by Muhammad's writings.

The website and Morton have been linked to dozens of other extremists, including convicted terrorists such as Carlos Almonte -- who famously held up a sign reading "Death to Juice. Unknown to many, Morton was standing next to Almonte and just off camera when the photo was taken.

Recently, a British author on the website, Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, was sentenced to 12 years for encouraging readers to kill Members of Parliament who had voted for the Iraq War.

After Zachary Chesser was arrested on his way to join al Shabaab, "Muhammad" fled the country for Morocco where he was later arrested.

In a letter written from his Moroccon jail, Morton recently argued that his threats against the South Park creators were free speech and that his comments were not meant to be threatening but as a warning. He also argued that the indictment against his was part of a Zionist plot -- odd, given that Morton was born a Jew.

PS- Given the FISA notice, I'm guessing that a superseding indictment with more serious follow up charges will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Younes Abdullah Muhammad archives
Revolution Muslim archives
New York Islamists: Congratulations to Sheikh Osama bin Laden on His Martyrdom!
Did Jesse Morton Younes Abdullah Muhammad rat out his Revolution Muslim friends to the Feds?
American Based Jihad Magazine Analyzed.
Younus Abdullah Muhammad and Joey Start New Job.
Revolution Muslim's Younus Abdullah Mohammed: Jihad Janes Arrest Unjust.
Sammy and Joey Release Jihad Recollections #2.
Where's Younis (Jesse Morton) Abdullah Mohamed?
The Cyber Jihad in English.
NY Muslims: I Love Osama bin Laden & I'm Friends with Terrorists
From From Blogger to Terrorist: Documenting Zach Chesser's Online Jihad Activities

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:35 PM | Comments |