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Muslim convert who threatened South Park creators sentenced

Jun 23, 2012 | 5:15am EDT

Jesse Curtis Morton, who co-founded the now-defunct Revolution Muslim website, took aim at Trey Parker and Matt Stone after the TV comedy writers created an episode in which the prophet Muhammad was depicted as a man in a bear suit.

Morton's business partner and fellow Muslim convert, Zachary Chesser, received a 25-year sentence in February (12) after he was found guilty of terrorist activity against the U.S. in Somalia.

A lawyer for 33-year-old Morton appealed for leniency in court on Friday (22Jun12), but prosecutor Gordon Kromberg insisted the accused deserved a harsh punishment for abusing his free speech and inciting murder.

Morton apologised in court for his actions and remarks before sentencing.

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