Published Friday, 22 June 2012
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 after he was found guilty of terrorist activity against the US in Somalia.
A lawyer for 33-year-old Morton appealed for leniency in court on Friday, 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.