Jesse Curtis Morton

Charged: May 09, 2011
Affiliation
None
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Making threats
  • Criminal conspiracy
Pleaded Guilty: February 05, 2012
Sentenced: June 18, 2012
Imprisonment
11 years and 6 months
Supervised Release
3 years
Details
Jesse Curtis Morton
  • Age
    38
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Jesse Curtis Morton, aka Younus Abdullah Muhammad, was the founder of the Revolution Muslim website, which he worked on with Zachary Chesser and Joseph Cohen. Revolution Muslim published threats written by Chesser against the creators of “South Park” for a depiction of Muhammad that Morton and Chesser found insulting. Morton fled to Morocco after Chesser’s arrest for attempting to join the Shabab. He was extradited, convicted, and received a reduced sentence by becoming an FBI informant. Morton was a fellow at George Washington University's Program on Extremism, which described him as a “reformed” extremist, until December 2016, when local police in Virginia arrested him for bringing crack cocaine to meet a prostitute.