Iowa man indicted over online threats to Boston Muslim group

An Iowa man has been indicted on charges he allegedly threatened to kill Muslims in a Boston Islamic center.

Fifty-seven-year-old Gerald Wayne Ledford of Clinton is accused of posting threats on the Facebook page for the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in October. Federal authorities say one post included a photo of a man with a gun and said, “This is for you.” Court filings say he also applauded the killing of Muslims on his own Facebook page.

The indictment announced Tuesday charges Ledford with transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce. He was arrested in Iowa on June 3 and is scheduled to appear in Boston on June 24. He could face up to five years in prison.

The federal public defender’s office in Boston declined to comment on his case.

Source: KCCI8

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