Florida man sentenced for threatening to bomb mosques
One wonders what kind of rhetoric circulating would inspire such a thing.
A Florida man was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for threatening to bomb two mosques and shoot their congregants, a federal hate crime, shortly after November’s deadly attacks in Paris, U.S. Justice Department officials said on Monday.
Martin Alan Schnitzler, 43, of Seminole, pleaded guilty in February to one count of obstructing persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs.
Schnitzler faced up to 20 years in prison on the federal charges, but U.S. District Court Judge James D. Whittemore sentenced him to one year plus one day.