On Tuesday, a man was sentenced to prison for the first time in the U.S. for making religious remarks about 9/12.
The case of Richard Wray was first reported by The Associated Press.
Wray, 52, of Washington, D.C., is the son of a pastor in Pennsylvania.
According to court documents, in 2013, Wray told a church congregation that the U of A is the birthplace of Islam, and Muslims should take the Quran to the United States.
“You don’t have to have a Muslim friend,” he said, according to a court transcript.
“You just go to the mosque, put your head in the ground and pray, and that’s it.”
The court records also state that Wray described the attack on the World Trade Center in New York as the worst attack on American soil since the Second World War.
“This is the worst day in American history, I think, for our country.
I think the greatest day in our country is the day that 9/10 happened,” Wray said, before reading a prayer.
This video shows the prayer that Waidre gave to the congregation, as well as the audio and video feed.
Waidre’s defense attorney, Mark Siegel, said the remarks were “a very serious error of judgment.”
He also said Wray had previously spoken at the church and was “not a racist.”
Wray is serving a sentence of one year in prison.