New York Man Guilty in 'South Park' Murder Threat

Morton in Touch with Ferdaus, Pimentel

According to the statement of facts, Abdel Hameed Shehedah of Staten Island, New York, now charged with lying about an attempt to join a Taliban affiliate in Pakistan, regularly attended Revolution Muslim meetings and made his own website a feeder site to Revolution Muslim. Mohamed Hamoud Alessa and Carlos Almonte of New Jersey were also members of the Revolution Muslim organization, according to the statement. Both men were arrested in June 2010 en route to Somalia to join a terrorist group and have pled guilty.

Morton was also in touch with Rezwan Ferdaus of Massachusetts, now charged with plotting to U.S. remote-controlled aircraft to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Morton counseled Ferdaus via email that martyrdom operations can have "enormous benfits [sic] in a war of attrition."

Morton's associate Jose Pimentel was arrested in his New York City apartment in November after allegedly assembling a bomb on his mother's couch using the instructions from "Inspire." Pimentel had allegedly contacted Morton to tell him he was a big fan of Revolution Muslim. According to a five-count criminal complaint, Pimentel wanted to attack police officers and "U.S. servicemen and women returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan."

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Other homegrown terrorists who were known to read or post on Revolution Muslim include Colleen LaRose, AKA Jihad Jane, a Pennsylvania woman charged with numerous terror offenses, and Antonio Martinez of Baltimore, charged with plotting to bomb a military recruiting center.

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