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International - September 7, 2018

Man bags 48 months sentence for threatening to bomb mosque

A Florida state court has sentence a man to prison for threatening to blow up a mosque.

Dustin Allen Hughes, 26, from Cutler Bay, bagged 48 months in prison after heard of his threat to bomb the Jamaat Ul Muttaqeen Mosque of Pembroke Pines via a voicemail message he left on the mosque’s phone, Anadolu said.

“I planted a bomb in your temple, I’m gonna blow your fucking temple up you f—— Muslim. Where you guys have your sanctuary and worship Allah, I’m gonna blow that mother f—– up. I have a detonator…[Y]ou guys are all gonna be up in flames after I’m done with you!” the voicemail said.

Hughes was arrested May 15. On June 28, he pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs with the threatened use of an explosive device.

After serving his sentence, Hughes will face a three-year period of supervised review, the court officer at the U.S. courthouse in Miami told Anadolu Agency. He will also have to pay $1,800 in restitution.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg confirmed the country’s commitment to religious freedom and safety, in a statement after Hughes pleaded guilty.

“Our office is committed to protecting the right to freely exercise one’s religious beliefs,” Greenberg said. “Obstructing this right, by force or threat of force, constitutes a hate crime that we will continue to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”

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