"South Park" has a history of -- and a penchant for -- being offensive. The show's writers regularly focus upon and make fun of various religions, political leaders and celebrities. But, for two young Muslim men, the show's portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad was simply too much to bear. Thus, Zachary Adam Chesser and Jesse Curtis Morton have both landed themselves in hot water.
According to CNN, back in February, Chesser, 21, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for posting threats online. Enraged over "South Park's" portrayal of Mohammad in a bear suit, Chesser encouraged jihadists to go after the show's writers -- literally. He posted the writers' address, asking readers to "pay them a visit."
Now, a criminal complaint along the same lines has been issues against Morton (who also goes by the name Younus Abdullah Mohammad):
In an affidavit accompanying the recent complaint against Morton, FBI special agent Paula R. Menges said Morton, co-founder of the group called Revolution Muslim, worked with Chesser on a "clarification statement" after Chesser's postings. The pair made website postings that were -- despite their claims -- threats, Menges said.
The agent also contends the statement contained pages of justification under Islamic law for the death of those who insult Islam or defame its prophet.
Unfortunately, Morton is believed to be in Morocco where he runs a website that touts pro al-Qaeda content. Authorities claim that they'll arrest Morton should he come back to the U.S. or travel to a nation that has accommodating extradition policies. Below, watch CNN's Anderson Cooper explain this bizarre situation. In the video, Morton (in a 2009 interview) says that Muslims are "...commanded to terrorize the disbelievers."