Yet another convert to Islam misunderstands his new, peaceful religion, and ends up throwing his life away. And yet no one is calling upon Muslims in the U.S. to institute programs in mosques for converts to Islam, to make sure that they understand Islam the way Muslim spokesmen in America insist that non-Muslims understand Islam, on pain of charges of “Islamophobia.” And why not? Because non-Muslims assume that no such programs are necessary, and that the Message of Peace blossoms in mosques all over America as it is. Yet reality is quite different, and there will be many more Zachary Chessers.
“Muslim Convert Who Tried to Join Terrorists Gets 25 Years,” from FoxNews.com, February 24 (thanks to PRCS):
A college dropout and Muslim convert who threatened the creators of the “South Park” cartoon series and then tried to join an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Zachary A. Chesser of Bristow, Va., pleaded guilty last year to supporting the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia and posting online threats against the “South Park” creators for an episode he perceived as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. He was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.
Chesser posted a warning on the website RevolutionMuslim.com last April following the 200th episode of “South Park,” which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit.
Chesser, who just two years earlier was studying foreign languages at George Mason University, wrote on the site that Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the cartoon’s creators, “will probably end up” like Theo van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 after making a film critical of Islamic society.
“It’s not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome,” Chesser told FoxNews.com last April. “They’re going to be basically on a list in the back of the minds of a large number of Muslims. It’s just the reality.”…