The sentence has just been handed down, and it is wrong. They offered him 30 years. He didn’t take it. So he ends up with 28. That doesn’t make any sense to me.
Not only did Daoud Wright target me for a brutal, cruel and violent death, but there has been no indication that he has given up these beliefs, and they will only be reinforced while he is in prison, due to a prison system that is rife with jihad recruitment that prison officials are unable or unwilling to do anything about. There is no indication that once he is released from prison at any time in the future, that he would not resume his quest to kill me. He should have been given, as I requested, the sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. This sentence sends the message to thousands of others like Daoud Wright that they can plot freely to murder those who say things that offend their evil ideology, and the consequences will be slight.
“Man convicted of plotting to behead blogger sentenced,” WPRI, December 19, 2017:
BOSTON (AP/WPRI) — A Massachusetts man convicted of leading an Islamic State group-inspired plot to behead a conservative blogger was sentenced to 28 years in prison Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors requested a life sentence for David Wright, 28, for his role in the plot to kill New York resident Pamela Geller, who upset Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.
The plot was never carried out.
Jurors found Wright guilty in October of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism and other crimes.
Prosecutors say a harsh punishment will help to deter future crimes.
Wright’s attorneys are asking for 16 years. Wright argued at trial that he didn’t really support the Islamic State group and was living in a fantasy world. His lawyers say a life sentence is “draconian.”
Prosecutors attempted to portray Wright as the ringleader of the conspiracy, arguing he recruited his uncle, Ussamah Rahim, of Boston, and another man, Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, to help him commit attacks.
In May of 2015, Wright met with Rahim and Rovinski for more than two hours on a secluded Warwick beach and discussed plans to kill Geller, according to the indictment….
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