Motoon Rage from a U.S.-based Misunderstander of Islam. “Muslim convert charged with threats to ‘South Park’ creators,” from CNN, May 20 (thanks to Charles):
(CNN) — Federal authorities are using words uttered by the co-founder of a radical Islamic group to charge him with threats against the creators of “South Park.”
A criminal complaint alleging the communication of threats was filed in Virginia late last week against Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad.
A senior law enforcement source Thursday told CNN, which interviewed Morton in 2009, that the suspect 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, a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, is the second person charged in the “South Park” case….
In an affidavit accompanying the recent complaint against Morton, FBI special agent Paula R. Menges said Morton, co-founder of the group called Revolution Muslim, worked with Chesser on a “clarification statement” after Chesser’s postings. The pair made website postings that were — despite their claims — threats, Menges said.
The agent also contends the statement contained pages of justification under Islamic law for the death of those who insult Islam or defame its prophet.
Revolution Muslim’s 2008 co-founders, Yousef al-Khattab and Morton, were both interviewed by CNN’s Drew Griffin in October 2009. In the interview Morton, a convert to Islam and one-time follower of the Grateful Dead, defended the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and argued that further attacks on Americans were justified….
“We’re commanded to terrorize the disbelievers,” Morton told Griffin. “The Quran says very clearly in the Arabic language … this means ‘terrorize them.’ It’s a command from Allah.”
Indeed. “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies…” — Qur’an 8:60
Morton said he did not define terrorism as killing innocent civilians. “I define terrorism as making them fearful, so that they think twice before they go rape your mother or kill your brother or go into your land and try to steal your resources.”…
Morton in 2009 told CNN that “Americans will always be a target — and a legitimate target — until America changes its nature in the international arena.”
Note that Morton ceased to consider himself an American when he converted to Islam. Because Islam considers itself to be a political entity, not solely a religious one.