Man pleads guilty to making violent threats against Texas AG
A federal prosecutor apologized in advance to the judge Monday before reading the coarse invective and terroristic threats a middle-aged father of four hurled via email at Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other state employees.I don't know. But he sounds like a pretty normal radical Islamist. Is bipolar disorder that widespread among followers of radical Islam?
A federal prisoner awaiting his turn before the judge in an unrelated matter grimaced and bugged his eyes at another inmate when he heard the prosecutor reading the complaint against Syed Kaleem Razvi.
And after part of one of Razvi's many emails had been read into the record, U. S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore stopped the prosecutor and said she had heard enough.
Razvi, 55, then sheepishly pleaded guilty to making threats through interstate communication. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani said in exchange for the plea, the prosecution would agree to a reduced sentence.
Razvi admitted he addressed a June 8, 2015 email to "the satanic agents of the great Satan, America" and called Paxton a "m************ bastard." He called state employees baboons and infidels.
He futher threatened to "get up in arms against you all" and said, "I wish God burn your houses and burn the bodies of your own children and yourself."
He accused the Attorney General's Office of robbing him of money for child support and added a threat: "Return my money or face terrorism."
Razvi's lawyer, Zaheer Zaidi, said his client, a computer engineer who got his degree in Pakistan, suffers from mental illness, including bipolar disorder, and was not taking the necessary dosage of his medications at the time of these outbursts.