Man pleads guilty to bomb threat at Tenn. mosque

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 6:38pm

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to leaving a threatening voicemail at a Murfreesboro mosque.

Javier Alan Correa was sentenced Monday to five years' probation, including eight months of home detention, on a charge of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs.

The 25-year-old from Corpus Christi in the plea agreement admitted threatening to blow up the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

According to a release from the U.S. attorney's office in Nashville, Correa told U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger that he had been alone at home drinking beer on Sept. 5, 2011, when he made the call in response to a TV news account about Muslims in America.


6 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 6/4/13 at 5:29

An Hispanic immigrant is upset by Muslims emigrating to the US. so, he calls up a local mosque and leaves a threatening voicemail ....then blames it all on beer...and it has taken a year and a half to bring the perp to justice?

Only in America.

By: Rocket99 on 6/4/13 at 7:33

Personally, I think he needs to sit in a jail cell somewhere for this.

By: Left-of-Local on 6/4/13 at 7:45

He SO does. Let him rot. Preferably in his own state's prison-obsessed cultural black hole.

What a dick. When people with immigrant roots trash others with the same sorts of roots, it is not only classless and unamerican, it is just plan stupid.

By: global_citizen on 6/4/13 at 10:50

Loner, I don't see where the article says Correa is a Hispanic immigrant. Can you point out where you drew that conclusion? He has a Hispanic first name, but does that indicate he wasn't born in the U.S.?

it's sad that so many people, like this perpetrator, have been trained to have such a reactionary and visceral dislike of others who look/think/act/believe differently than themselves instead of appreciating how an interesting blend of cultures enriches our society.

By: courier37027 on 6/4/13 at 7:31

Global, if your race labeling logic is consistent, shall we drop the classification "African-American" for those who may be descended from slaves but have never set foot on the African continent? And what about South Africans such Gary Player or Ernie Els; dare we call them true Africans?

By: global_citizen on 6/5/13 at 3:21

Courier, I think your points are valid, so I'm confused why your tone seems confrontational.

Nonetheless, your point has nothing to do with the fact that the article does not say this man is an immigrant, which is the error posted by Loner that I pointed out.