Zachary Adam Chesser, who allegedly threatened South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with a fate similar to Theo Van Gogh for ?insulting? the prophet Mohammad during it?s 200th episode, has been arrested on charges of providing material support to a Somali extremist group tied to al-Qaeda.
From the Christian Science Monitor:
According to federal officials, Mr. Chesser, a US citizen who also used the name Abu Talhah al-Amrikee, tried twice to travel to Somalia to join Al Shabab as a foreign fighter.
Most recently on July 10, Chesser was reportedly prevented from boarding a flight from New York to Uganda. He was traveling with his infant son, and officials say he used the child as cover to avoid official scrutiny and suspicion that he was on his way to join up with the Muslim extremist group in Somalia.
Chesser allegedly revealed to federal agents that he maintained several online profiles dedicated to extremist jihad propaganda, federal officials say. He allegedly posted online pro-jihad messages and videos. Officials say these included an article describing the prerequisites needed before leaving for jihad. They say Chesser took those same steps before his July 10 attempt to fly to Africa.