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A US man has pleaded guilty to supporting a Somali Islamist militant group and encouraging attacks on the writers of cartoon show South Park.

Prosecutors said Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, was outraged by the cartoon's perceived mockery of the prophet Muhammad.

Chesser sought twice to travel to Somalia to join al-Shabab, which the US designates as a terrorist group.

The American Muslim convert faces up to 30 years in prison.


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