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Man Who Threatened South Park Creators Arrested For Something Else

The Islamic fundamentalist who threatened South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone in April for mocking the Prophet Muhammad - which led Comedy Central to censor a subsequent episode - has been arrested on an unrelated terror charge. The affidavit only briefly mentions 20-year-old Zachary Chesser’s threat to Parker and Stone, in which he said they would “probably end up like Theo Van Gogh" (the filmmaker shot and stabbed to death in 2004 after he made a movie critical of the religion's treatment of women). It does include Chesser's admission, however, that his parents were no longer speaking to him because of the death threats they've received since the incident.

'South Park' critic faces unrelated terror charge [AP]

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