The left is scratching their heads, "but, but, we (and he) did everything we could to impose sharia and Islamic regimes across the world..."
"Uzbek man gets more than 15 years for Obama threat" PJ Star
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Uzbek man who once worked at a shopping mall in Alabama was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison for plotting to kill President Barack Obama.
U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon imposed the sentence Friday on Ulugbek Kodirov, 22. He had faced up to 30 years in prison.
Defense attorney Lance Bell argued that Kodirov — who had the equivalent of a nursing degree in his native country before he moved first to New York and then Alabama — had accepted responsibility for his actions and was trying to straighten out his life. He said Kodirov wasn't "a big, bad terrorist."
"I'm not calling him a victim, but he's a victim to a degree of social media," Bell said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Whisonant said Kodirov would have tried to kill Obama and a foreign group would have taken credit if he had not been arrested a year ago.
"This case is an example of how our youth can be radicalized by the propaganda and lies on the Internet," Whisonant told the judge.
Kodirov pleaded guilty in February to threatening to kill the president, providing material support to terrorism and unlawfully possessing a firearm. He said he came up with the plan to kill Obama as he campaigned for re-election after communicating over the Internet with a man he believed to be a member of an Uzbek Islamic group the United States classifies as a terrorist organization.[...]
Authorities said Kodirov was in the country illegally because he obtained a student visa but never enrolled in school. He faces deportation after his release.