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Posted at 5:04 PM ET, 11/ 4/2010

Md. man sentenced for threats to mosque

By Washington Post editors

A 25-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to threatening the members of a mosque in Illinois.

The U.S. Department of Justice says Ilya Sobolevskiy was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Urbana.

Authorities say Sobolevskiy pleaded guilty in August to violating the civil rights of members of the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center.

According to authorities, Sobolevskiy wrote in an e-mail to a member of the mosque that he would "do WHATEVER it takes to eradicate Islam."

Judge David Bernthal called Sobolevskiy's e-mail "an act of terror" and gave him the maximum possible sentence.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 5:04 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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"According to authorities, Sobolevskiy wrote in an e-mail to a member of the mosque that he would "do WHATEVER it takes to eradicate Islam."

This is it? This is all he did? What a bunch of BS. There must be more to it. What did he really do besides talk about doing the earth a favor?

Posted by: ioweioweoff2workigo | November 4, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"According to authorities, Sobolevskiy wrote in an e-mail to a member of the mosque that he would "do WHATEVER it takes to eradicate Islam."

This is it? This is all he did? What a bunch of BS. There must be more to it. What did he really do besides talk about doing the earth a favor?

Posted by: ioweioweoff2workigo | November 4, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

"According to authorities, Sobolevskiy wrote in an e-mail to a member of the mosque that he would "do WHATEVER it takes to eradicate Islam."

This is it? This is all he did? What a bunch of BS. There must be more to it. What did he really do besides talk about doing the earth a favor?

Posted by: ioweioweoff2workigo | November 4, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

So while in prison, I hope that his a@@ gets raided by other terrorists...the rapists, murders, and your garden variety thugs...The world is better off..Let's rid the world of ignorant racists!!

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | November 4, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

There has to be more to the story.

Posted by: Eric20 | November 4, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Well, I feel terrorized by Moslems whenever they teach and preach the Koran and the sayings of Muhammad or recommend the writings of leading Islamic authorities like these:
FROM THE KORAN:
" The unbelievers among the people of the book and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. (98.6).
"Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve. (8.55)
"The unbelievers are your inveterate enemy. (4:101)
"Mohammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29).
"It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. (4:92)
"Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. (5:51)
"Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)
"Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God's religion reigns supreme. (2:193)
"The true believers fight for the cause of God, but the infidels fight for the devil. (4:76)
"We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. (3:151)
"I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. (8:12)
FROM THE SAYINGS OF MUHAMMAD:
--"You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, 'O 'Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.' "
--"I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, "None has the right to be worshiped but Allah,..."
-- "Muhammad said: "Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, …"

The most popular manual of Islamic sacred law, approved by the highest Islamic religious authorities of Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, says: "Jihad means to make war on non-Muslims."

And, how about this:
Ayatollah Khomeini, the most important Moslem leader of the 20th Century, said: "Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those who say this are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured? Islam says: Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter their armies...."
And, how about this:
Sayyeed Adul A'la Maududi, one of the two most prolific and most widely read and influential Islamic writers of the 20th Century, said:
“The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power that gets in the way, Islam will fight and destroy."
If this is not incitement to terror against me, what is?

Posted by: Montedoro | November 4, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

It should only be a crime when Muslims threaten Christians, not the other way around.

Next thing you know people will be saying we should prosecute Bush and Cheney for torturing Muslims and listening in on Americans' phone calls w/o a warrant or politicizing the Justice Department.

Can we just amend the Constitution to say 'It's OK if you are a Republican'?

Posted by: Froomkin_fan | November 5, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

I find this unbelievable. You can get a year in prison for saying you want to eradicate an IDEA? So, now you can get a year in prison for telling the Sudan that you want to eradicate genocide? This is insane. Where is the ACLU on this?

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | November 5, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

This can't be true. The anti-American liberals and democrats in this country are destroying our way of life. If anyone should be in jail, it's the judge and the prosecutor for false imprisonment and violation of this mans free speech rights.

This is what happens whenever a democrat gets near DC. Their destruction of our Constitution has to stop!

Posted by: biz1231 | November 6, 2010 4:13 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter if he is a racist or is anti-Muslim. In America we only prosecute for actions, not words. We have a first amendment to our Constitution that allows people to say whatever they want. It is only if they choose to act that they can get into trouble. So how is it that this man is prosecuted for saying words? Why are we losing our freedoms under our Constitution? Who is running our government and the Justice Department? Why is no one concerned about this?

Posted by: aminoff | November 7, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

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