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    Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Boston Islamic Group
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    An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to posting messages threatening to kill Muslims on the Facebook page of a Boston Islamic group.

    Gerald Wayne Ledford of Clinton pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of transmitting threatening communication in interstate commerce.

    The 57-year-old admitted to leaving two threats on the Facebook page for the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in October. One included a photo of a man with a gun and said "This is for you." Ledford admitted he targeted the group because of its religious affiliation.

    Ledford was released after Thursday's hearing at the federal courthouse in Davenport. Sentencing's set for Nov. 13.

    Under a plea agreement, Ledford's defense attorney and federal prosecutors will recommend a four-year term of probation, with the first six months in home confinement. 

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