Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Man Involved In "South Park" Warning Picked Up By FBI

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Zachary Chesser, who alluded to dire things that might happen to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the men behind the hit South Park, by putting a warning on a radical Muslim bulletin board, has been picked up by FBI agents after he attempted to leave the U.S. Mr. Chesser, who is on the "no-fly" list, was arrested July 10 when he tried to travel to Somalia to join the terrorist group al-Shabab. The FBI detained Mr. Chesser on charges unrelated to the "South Park" issue. The charges relate to providing material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2339B. Link to FBI affidavit here.

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