Two New England men, inspired by militant Islamic terrorist group ISIS, were sentenced this week for a plot to behead a right-wing blogger who organized a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Twenty-seven-year-old Nicholas Rovinski of Warwick, Rhode Island was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday morning, according to WPRI. His conviction follows the Tuesday sentencing of David Wright, 28, of Everett, Massachusetts, who was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in the murder plot of Pamela Geller, as reported by CBS Boston.
Wright, Rovinski and Wright’s uncle Usaamah Rahim concocted the plot to kill Geller after she helped organize the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” in Garland, Texas in 2015. Artistic representations of the Prophet Mohamed are considered blasphemous to fundamentalist Muslims, and the event was planned in response to the attacks on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo four months