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Rockntractor
09-27-2012, 08:48 PM
The producer of the controversial anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” has been arrested for violating terms of his probation and is set for an appearance this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, is scheduled for an initial appearance before Judge Christina Snyder, who sentenced him in June 2010 following a bank fraud conviction.

Investigators have not yet provided details about how Nakoula allegedly violated probation, but it seems clear that his involvement in the “Innocence of Muslim” production is central to the government's new charge.

Nakoula (seen above) was sentenced to 21 months in prison to be followed by six months in a halfway house. Upon completion of the custodial term, he was placed on probation for five years.
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I say I say they's just way to much a free speech goin' on here.

ABC in Georgia
09-27-2012, 09:02 PM
Investigators have not yet provided details about how Nakoula allegedly violated probation, but it seems clear that his involvement in the “Innocence of Muslim” production is central to the government's new charge.

Goodbye freedom of speech, if this man can be arrested ... on trumped up charges of "violating his probation" ... even if he actually did. We all know *exactly* why he was arrested!

More pandering to Islamism, by you-know-who!

This disgusts me with every fibre of my being!!!!!

Hawkgirl
09-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Poor scapegoat.

LukeEDay
09-27-2012, 10:04 PM
Poor scapegoat.

I agree. He is nothing but a scapegoat. When Romney is elected, he will pardon him, and hopefully throw Holder and obama in jail.

Gina
09-28-2012, 01:35 AM
Another set of eyes on this.. he's probably safer in jail than getting in his car that then explodes?

Elspeth
09-28-2012, 02:15 AM
Another set of eyes on this.. he's probably safer in jail than getting in his car that then explodes?

That's a good point.

Bailey
09-28-2012, 06:06 AM
Just another nail in the coffin that is free speech.

Odysseus
09-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Goodbye freedom of speech, if this man can be arrested ... on trumped up charges of "violating his probation" ... even if he actually did. We all know *exactly* why he was arrested!

More pandering to Islamism, by you-know-who!

This disgusts me with every fibre of my being!!!!!

The First Amendment didn't give him the right to violate his probation order. Last week, a group forced the NYC Transit Authority to accept their ads against jihad, and a number of the posters were vandalized. One Muslim activist was caught spraypainting over the ad and was arrested (another rider tried to get between her and the poster and got a bit of paint on herself), and immediately played the free speech card. In both cases, it's bogus. We have the right to speak our minds. We don't have the right to break other laws while doing so. He violated his probation order. If he did so, knowing the consequences, but felt strongly enough about the issue to take them on, then he's a brave man, but he does have to face those consequences.

Conservative_Sangfroid
09-29-2012, 10:59 PM
I turned this film on for about 5 minutes. It was incomprehenisbly stupid.

It just isn't possible that this is what poeple are killing for, it is more likely they are killing for thier imams or high-priesties or what ever they have in Islam.

To play along with this is to encourage this irrational and dangerous (to us) behavior.

NJCardFan
09-30-2012, 03:12 AM
I turned this film on for about 5 minutes. It was incomprehenisbly stupid.

It just isn't possible that this is what poeple are killing for, it is more likely they are killing for thier imams or high-priesties or what ever they have in Islam.

To play along with this is to encourage this irrational and dangerous (to us) behavior.

Well, it is possible. These islamists are as thinned skinned as they can get.

Odysseus
09-30-2012, 10:23 AM
I turned this film on for about 5 minutes. It was incomprehenisbly stupid.

It just isn't possible that this is what poeple are killing for, it is more likely they are killing for thier imams or high-priesties or what ever they have in Islam.

To play along with this is to encourage this irrational and dangerous (to us) behavior.


Well, it is possible. These islamists are as thinned skinned as they can get.

It's unlikely that they knew it existed until the imams started talking it up in the mosques, but the timeline is wrong. Usually, this kind of rioting occurs after the Friday night sermon/jihad exhortation. More likely is that the Obama administration was clutching at straws to explain why they didn't anticipate the anniversary attacks. Note that they were desperately spinning that it was a response to the video, rather than an organized attack. If it was an attack, then it was a failure of intelligence (and of Obama, who couldn't be bothered to attend the briefings), but if it was a spontaneous response to a video, then it was the fault of a hapless fall guy who incited those peace-loving Muslims.

noonwitch
10-01-2012, 01:24 PM
He was on probation for fraud, specifically, check-kiting. As part of his probation agreement, he was forbidden from using aliases. He is being accused of continuing to use aliases, in violation of that agreement.

If someone who is on probation does something that puts his name in the headlines, his probation officer is going to start watching him a little more closely, as probation officers want to avoid getting their names in the headlines.

txradioguy
10-01-2012, 02:34 PM
He was on probation for fraud, specifically, check-kiting. As part of his probation agreement, he was forbidden from using aliases. He is being accused of continuing to use aliases, in violation of that agreement.

If someone who is on probation does something that puts his name in the headlines, his probation officer is going to start watching him a little more closely, as probation officers want to avoid getting their names in the headlines.

Yeah...ok. If you believe that I've got a bridge to sell you.

Conservative_Sangfroid
10-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Well, it is possible. These islamists are as thinned skinned as they can get.

It is truly amazing. My mother was a very peaceful women and a very devout RC. I think that when "piss chr***" came out she was very angry and said that she would like to slap the person who made it.



Has there been any news on this? I saw him "perp-walked" on FoxNews_Redeye but not much more. He doesn't sound like the cleanest of people but there are literally tens of thousands of violent criminals in violation of their probation and parole in the state of California and I can't believe that (even with the "flight risk") that the coppers couldn't find more important warrants to serve.

Odysseus
10-03-2012, 10:58 AM
It is truly amazing. My mother was a very peaceful women and a very devout RC. I think that when "piss chr***" came out she was very angry and said that she would like to slap the person who made it.

I'm a Jew and I was angry about it. But note that no Roman Catholics rioted, burned anything or killed anyone. Similarly, when Chris Ofili did his Mary portrait, there was no violence. When the Taliban blew up the Buddha statues, no Buddhists rioted. Jews are protrayed in the vilest terms in Arab media, but we don't go around killing anyone. Only one religion demands universal submission to its pieties.


Has there been any news on this? I saw him "perp-walked" on FoxNews_Redeye but not much more. He doesn't sound like the cleanest of people but there are literally tens of thousands of violent criminals in violation of their probation and parole in the state of California and I can't believe that (even with the "flight risk") that the coppers couldn't find more important warrants to serve.

I'm sure that they could have, but if you are on probation and you violate it, and the result makes headlines throughout the world, you will probably have your probation revoked.

The problem with this story is that the police really had no choice in the matter. His probation violation had an extremely high profile. He was also accused of having changed the script and dubbing in dialog in post production, so the actors had no idea that they were involved in something that was going to be a controversy. That put them in danger without their consent. As much as I agree with his message, he's still a sleaze and a crook, and the revocation of his probation was warranted by he facts.