ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man is sentenced to a year in prison for threatening to blow up a mosque.

Fifty-seven-year-old Daniel George Fisher was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty last year to one count of obstructing people from freely exercising religious beliefs.

According to court documents, in September 2015 Fisher wrote and mailed an anonymous letter threatening to blow up the Tawfiq Islamic Center in Minneapolis “with all you immigrants in it.” Authorities say Fisher later admitted he wrote the letter to intimidate Muslims.

Prosecutors say the sentence sends a message that anyone who threatens violence because of religious intolerance will face consequences.

Fisher’s attorney asked for a lesser sentence, saying his client was homeless, struggling emotionally and wouldn’t have acted on the threat.

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  1. Ben Boniff says:

    Meanwhile when you the son of a high profile Liberal you can shoot of fireworks, scuffle, use some mace and otherwise deface that nice new building the taxpayers just funded.
    “The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate in her 2016 presidential bid, was one of six people arrested during a counter protest at a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Minnesota.”

    Liberals – above any and all laws. Slick Willie is chuckling I imagine….. “them dumb clucks” he’s singing to himself

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