American jihadi who threatened “South Park” creators arrested on terrorism charge

posted at 7:48 pm on July 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

Sometimes these blasphemy death threats come from crankish jihadi sympathizers who’d never have the stones to actually do anything about it.

And sometimes they don’t.

The Virginia man who warned on a radical Islamic website that the creators of the cartoon series “South Park” will be targeted for death for their caricature of the Prophet Muhammad has been arrested on charges that he provided material support to the terrorist organization Al Shabab, federal officials said Wednesday.

Zachary Adam Chesser, aka Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, admitted to federal agents that he attempted on two occasions to travel to Somalia to join Al Shabab as a foreign fighter. After he was stopped from boarding a flight from New York to Uganda on July 10, Chesser, 20, allegedly admitted that he intended to travel from Uganda to Somalia.

Chesser, of Fairfax County, Va., attempted to board the plane with his infant son; court records allege he intended to use his son as part of his cover to avoid detection.

Via the Jawa Report, here’s the DOJ press release. A sinister coincidence to an already sinister story: The al-Shabab suicide bombings in Uganda that killed more than 70 people occurred just one day after Chesser’s scheduled flight. I assume he was unconnected to it — an attack like that requires planning to succeed and thus wouldn’t be tasked to a guy fresh off the plane — but it’s circumstantial evidence that al-Shabab does indeed have a presence in the country and could have hooked up with him to deliver him into Mogadishu. I sure hope the South Park guys are splurging on security.


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Good luck in prison…

Khun Joe on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Gee, what could possibly have been his motivation? Maybe the Attorney General can answer that one for us.

Drained Brain on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Sigh … If only NASA had intervened more quickly.

Shiny_Tiara on July 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Cya later, kharr!

blatantblue on July 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Dude, sweet!

KillerKane on July 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Media Stage 1:
“He’s a Tea Partier, right?”
“He listens to Rush, most surely?”
“I bet he’s ‘pro-life’”
“Check to see if he’s in the NRA”
(Coverage: HIGH)

Media Stage 2:
“Oh, he’s a Muslim. C-Ya”
(Coverage: NIL)

picklesgap on July 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Sigh … If only NASA had intervened more quickly.

Shiny_Tiara on July 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM

thread winner.

picklesgap on July 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Good luck in prison…

Khun Joe on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Why? Afraid his curry won’t be halal? Don’t worry, there are lawsuits for things like that. Especially if the gov’s got Holder on defense.

abobo on July 21, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I actually used to see Chesser waiting outside the Vienna and Dunn Loring stations of the Washington DC Metro’s Orange Line. Which makes sense because he’s from Oakton, which is a neighborhood right around the corner from those stations.

Even then, and this was several years back, he was dressed all in white and with a white kufi (muslim scullcap), with a long brown beard. Even then, without knowing a thing about him at the time, he totally creeped me out.

Frankly, I’m glad he’s in custody. Taking your infant son to an impoverished warlord zone as cover? Unconscionable.

Shirotayama on July 21, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Chesser, 20, allegedly admitted that he intended to travel from Uganda to Somalia

Why is this suspicious?

Ever heard of “Junior Year Abroad”??????

/sarc

picklesgap on July 21, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Website by Zachary A. Chesser that Threatened South Park Creators Changes Location to MuslimRevolution.Blogspot.Com

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2926032/website_by_zachary_a_chesser_that_threatened.html?cat=9

canopfor on July 21, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Chesser, of Fairfax County, Va., attempted to board the plane with his infant son; court records allege he intended to use his son as part of his cover to avoid detection.

What kind of racist bigots profile a young man with an infant at an airport ?
/

The Race Card :D

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 7:59 PM

It’s too bad Comedy Central are such pus*ies. Can you imagine how much fun Trey and Matt could have making an episode about this guy in the slammer?

Kataklysmic on July 21, 2010 at 7:59 PM

American jihadi who threatened “South Park” creators arrested on terrorism charge

I’m shocked.

Shocked, I say.

He seemed like such a fine, upstanding citizen.

Vyce on July 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM

I do not understand how he could offer up his son, why can`t they learn to love their children more than they hate us?

bluemarlin on July 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Chesser, of Fairfax County, Va., attempted to board the plane with his infant son

The kid had on the most adorable little suicide vest.

Cicero43 on July 21, 2010 at 8:01 PM

I sure hope the South Park guys are splurging on security.

Comedy Central should pay for the security to protect their valuable assets. (And to atone for their candy asses.)

Disturb the Universe on July 21, 2010 at 8:03 PM

This guy won’t do any time. Not with Holder the Jihadi lover in charge.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 21, 2010 at 8:03 PM

and Samir Khan, who use to pray online for Rusty Shaklefords death, has fled the States for Yemen to do his AQ publications and recruitment there

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/07/21/1574224/myrick-us-failed-to-halt-area.html

jp on July 21, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Now the MSM will try to figure out what motivated him to hate America.

Cicero43 on July 21, 2010 at 8:05 PM

picklesgap on July 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM

spot on

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 8:06 PM

In the past, not that long ago, weren’t traitors executed? If you ask me, that’s a great idea!

FloatingRock on July 21, 2010 at 8:07 PM

thread winner.

picklesgap on July 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM

2nd

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Derka derka, Mohammed Jihad.

Capp on July 21, 2010 at 8:07 PM

The Virginia man who warned on a radical Islamic website that the creators of the cartoon series “South Park” will be targeted for death for their caricature of the Prophet Muhammad has been arrested on charges that he provided material support to the terrorist organization Al Shabab, federal officials said Wednesday.

…You don’t f#ck with Cartman!!!!

http://www.free-extras.com/images/south_park_cartman-1045.htm

Baxter Greene on July 21, 2010 at 8:09 PM

The Virginia man who warned on a radical Islamic website that the creators of the cartoon series “South Park” will be targeted for death for their caricature of the Prophet Muhammad has been arrested on charges that he provided material support to the terrorist organization Al Shabab, federal officials said Wednesday.

…You don’t screw with Cartman!!!!

http://www.free-extras.com/images/south_park_cartman-1045.htm

Baxter Greene on July 21, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Media Stage 1:
“He’s a Tea Partier, right?”
“He listens to Rush, most surely?”
“I bet he’s ‘pro-life’”
“Check to see if he’s in the NRA”
(Coverage: HIGH)

Media Stage 2:
“Oh, he’s a Muslim. C-Ya”
(Coverage: NIL)

picklesgap on July 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM

picklesgap: Outstanding,love your creativity,here are the
scores!:)

9.7/ 9.8/ 9.9/ 9.7/ 9.8 9.9 7.0**

**(Liberal Judge)

canopfor on July 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM

I hope the poor muzzie gets a fair hanging after they relieve him of his son.

Sickening scum.

ontherocks on July 21, 2010 at 8:17 PM

…infant son?

I’m ill.

Bee on July 21, 2010 at 8:18 PM

…You don’t screw with Cartman!!!!

http://www.free-extras.com/images/south_park_cartman-1045.htm

Baxter Greene on July 21, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Baxter Greene: Thanks for the laugh,especially today,
with all the serious news!:)

canopfor on July 21, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I know everybody draw Cartman day! CARTMAN is pissed!

sonnyspats1 on July 21, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Gee, what could possibly have been his motivation? Maybe the Attorney General can answer that one for us.

Drained Brain on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

South Park has poorly drawn characters?
They stopped killing off Kenny?
They made Isaac Hayes angry enough to leave the show & Chef was his favorite character?
They characterized the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy as a bunch of pedophiles? You know just how violent the Catholics get these days.

rbj on July 21, 2010 at 8:21 PM

NASA can start with a prison ministry.
Great outreach.

seven on July 21, 2010 at 8:23 PM

…infant son?

I’m ill.

Bee on July 21, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Bee:Its the Jihady future,I have two sons,26 and 22.

I cannot believe,that these Jihady men,look into
the eyes of their infant sons,and see sarcifical
lambs,of a glorious future,as a suicide fighter
or bomber,but thats the sick reality the west is
in!!!!!!!!!!:)

canopfor on July 21, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Obama will apologize and offer him a job.

Wade on July 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Another LOSER for Allah.

GarandFan on July 21, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Zachary Adam Chesser, aka Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee

Seriously, how do they come up with these names?

FontanaConservative on July 21, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Seriously, how do they come up with these names?

FontanaConservative on July 21, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Lots of time, the final name is in regards to origin.

al-Amrikee — ya know, The America.

al-Mirsi — The Egyptian

etc.

then names can be given to westerners in terms of personality

Zaid — tiger like

blatantblue on July 21, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Baxter Greene: Thanks for the laugh,especially today,
with all the serious news!:)

canopfor on July 21, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Man I know exactly what you mean.

Keep doing your thing Canopfor…you really give Canada a good name.

Baxter Greene on July 21, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Looks like someone wanted to go to Dirkadirka street and work on some Makalaka Jihad.

44Magnum on July 21, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Good luck in prison…

Khun Joe on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Following your inference, from what I read of some in the middle east, they seem to like that kind of thing – as long as children are involved.

Perhaps Allah, all praise unto him, will see fit that he is chosen by a 6’9″ 450#. multiple murder convicted inner city gang member called “Tripod” as a “friend”.

turfmann on July 21, 2010 at 8:36 PM

I am sure that would be considered “furthering international relations”…

Khun Joe on July 21, 2010 at 8:40 PM

All he has to do is called it racisum and he’ll
garner naacp support. After that he’s home free.

Texyank on July 21, 2010 at 8:48 PM

All he has to do is called it

racism

and he’ll
garner naacp support

Texyank on July 21, 2010 at 8:49 PM

canopfor on July 21, 2010 at 8:18 PM
Man I know exactly what you mean.

Keep doing your thing Canopfor…you really give Canada a good name.

Baxter Greene on July 21, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Baxter Greene: The RightSphere of Canada of course-:):)

canopfor on July 21, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Can you imagine how much fun Trey and Matt could have making an episode about this guy in the slammer?

Kataklysmic on July 21, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Unfortunately, prison today is breeding ground (not really a pun) for Islam. They multiply their numbers by recruiting prisoners, by the hundreds.

So it just might be that this nutter-Islam-guy is being sent to his own private Club Gitmo where he can spend his years becoming more proficient at being nuts.

Lourdes on July 21, 2010 at 9:13 PM

…You don’t screw with Cartman!!!!

Ha, “respect muh authohhr-it-tee!

Lourdes on July 21, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Treason and terrorism merit a noose.

Pigskin, preferably.

profitsbeard on July 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Put him on a bus to Park County, Colorado. The real south Park boys will give him some training. We don’t take kindly to those who threaten Trey and Matt.

borntoraisehogs on July 21, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Respect my authoritah!

BirdEye on July 21, 2010 at 10:06 PM

They arrested another couple up here in AK as well today.

ConservativePartyNow on July 21, 2010 at 11:59 PM

I sure hope the South Park guys are splurging on security.

I hope the South Park guys are planning a barbecue atop the Kaaba.

Kralizec on July 22, 2010 at 12:57 AM

Infant son? Ill? Search “thighing”.

Army Brat on July 22, 2010 at 6:54 AM

Good luck in prison…

Khun Joe on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Actually, the one place in America where Islam is growing by leaps and bounds is our prisons. I wonder if that was his intent all along.

Kafir on July 22, 2010 at 7:02 AM

A bit odd how much you all care that this guy threatened Matt and Trey, yet a Tea Partier orders a “kill order” on our President and no story about it…no one cares….in fact you all cheer that it will happen. Mixed up priorties, possibly? Or is that just being a good Christian?

Constant Parrhesia on July 22, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Why don’t we just “create more terrorists” and Jack Bauer this guy.

TugboatPhil on July 22, 2010 at 8:13 AM

bluemarlin on July 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM

I can’t lay hands on the exact quote from Golda Meir, but she once made the statement that until Muslims loved their children more than they hated the Jews, there could be no peace in the mid-east.

When I think of a man willing to use an infant as a prop to cover his goal of murder, it sickens me. Where ARE the “child welfare” types?

oldleprechaun on July 22, 2010 at 8:26 AM

tried clicking on this thread several times last night. But every time I did it locked up my PC with several viruses. Thankfully I have good anti-virus software.

probably some Moozlim hacker was trying to eff things up for us but it looks like superior American skills & technology have overcome the attack. Go back to your cave & your goats wives.

CatchAll on July 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Gee, what could possibly have been his motivation? Maybe the Attorney General can answer that one for us.

Drained Brain on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Right wing tea party terrorism….

sarcasm off.

sonofdy on July 22, 2010 at 9:45 AM

I was in Mogadishu in 1992, 93 and 94. Believe me, prison will be more comfortable.

E9RET on July 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Gee, what could possibly have been his motivation? Maybe the Attorney General can answer that one for us.

Drained Brain

The NYTimes and WashPo are probably rushing their humanizing ‘victims of the mortage failure’ or ‘cartoon insensitivity spurs on freedom fighter’ stories to press as I type.

Urban Infidel on July 22, 2010 at 12:31 PM

That reminds me, I still have to fill my hollow points with lard.

Slowburn on July 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM