THE man who threatened violence on Rep. Ihan Omar will be locked up for just over a year in prison.
Patrick W. Carlineo Jr. was sentenced to 366 days in prison after pleading guilty last year to threatening the Minnesota congresswoman.
"Do you work for the Muslim brotherhood?" he asked a staffer in her Washington D.C. office who answered the phone.
"Why are you working for her? She's a [expletive] terrorist. Somebody ought to put a bullet in her skull."
The staff member explicitly recalled the 56-year-old from New York saying "I'll put a bullet in her [expletive] skull", according to a release from US Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr.
The United States Capitol Police was alerted about the threat, and authorities launched an investigation with help from the FBI.
Carlineo allegedly made the threatening call "because he hates individuals he views as radical Muslims" working in the US government, the release said.
He believed the 38-year-old congresswoman supported the Palestinian militant organization Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and that her election to congress was illegitimate.
When questioned by investigators, Carlineo reportedly expressed support for President Trump, according to The Hill.
Omar, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, wrote a letter to a judge asking for leniency in Carlineo's case.
"The answer to hate is nor mote hate; it is compassion," she wrote.
In an emailed statement, Carlineo's attorney told The New York Times that his punishment "doesn't seem fair" given Omar's request.
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