Massachusetts man to plead guilty to threatening to burn mosque

By REUTERS
February 14, 2017 17:33

 
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BOSTON - A Massachusetts man was due to plead guilty on Tuesday to threatening to burn down a Boston mosque in the wake of the 2015 attacks in Paris by Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers.

Patrick Keogan of Wilmington was arrested in July and charged with posting an image on the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center's Facebook page showing a mosque in flames with the caption "burn your local mosque."No arson occurred, and no one was injured.



The post came after the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

In papers filed in federal court in Boston on Tuesday, prosecutors said Keogan had agreed to plead guilty to charges including the threat, owning firearms despite a prior felony conviction, and child pornography.

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