Guilty Plea in Virginia Terror Case

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Guilty Plea in Virginia Terror Case


United States Department of Justice

Virginia
Guilty Plea in Virginia Terror Case

October 21, 2010

Guilty Plea in Virginia Terror Case

Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, of Virginia, pleaded guilty charges that included communicating threats against the writers of the South Park television show, soliciting violent jihadists, and attempting to provide material support to Al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Chesser admitted that in May he posted to a jihadist website the personal contact information of individuals who had joined the “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” group on Facebook. He also admitted that he twice attempted to travel to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab and engage in violent jihad as a foreign fighter.

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Oct 21, 2010 02:35 AM

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