#JesseMorton, Columbia University grad and Jihadist jailed for threatening South Park creators, turns a corner [VIDEO]

The Making—and Unmaking—of a Jihadist
by James Taranto
May 4, 2018

Meet Jesse Morton, 39. He’s an ex-jihadist now, a onetime leader of a defunct New York-based extremist cell called Revolution Muslim. Visiting the Journal’s offices, he’s accompanied by Mitch Silber, 48, a former intelligence analyst for the New York City Police Department. Mr. Silber’s investigative work helped send Mr. Morton to federal prison, but today the two men collaborate on counterterror projects. Mr. Silber says Mr. Morton’s story of conversion and rehabilitation contains lessons for the West as it faces the next wave of terrorism, the “virtual caliphate” of a displaced Islamic State. READ WSJ SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT

DAILY MAIL (2012) Muslim man gets 11.5 years for threatening South Park writers after they depicted the Prophet Mohammad in a bear suit

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