There will be many who try to spin this as a First Amendment issue of freedom of speech and freedom of religion. AND THEY WILL BE WRONG. From all published reports, the filmmaker was a criminal scum-bucket who engaged in financial fraud, namely identity manipulation and check-kiting. He was sentenced to jail – and was on probation at the time the film was apparently made. His probation agreement included the use of aliases and the Internet; both of which appear to have been violated.

The perpetrator will have his day in court, to face his accusers and to be treated appropriately. However, considering the number of Muslim criminals in prison – a prime recruiting ground – there will be concerns for his life if he returns to the prison “general population.”

So before anyone starts shouting about constitutional issues – take a breath and watch the criminal portion of his hearing play out.

As for Barack Obama, who has falsely characterized the trailer for the controversial firm as the proximate cause of the Libya attack on the American Consular offices – ignoring the anniversary of 9/11, the absence of protestors, the presence of heavy weaponry (mortars, RPGs, etc.), the sustained multi-prong, multi-hour attack and the failure of the American authorities to protect the office – he should not be allowed to take a victory lap in the Muslim world.

Obama lied to the American public – perhaps committing some of the same identity fraud and document forgery as the filmmaker. Let us finally see the actual copy of his birth certificate and not the questioned document which has been placed on the White House web page. Let us hear why Obama’s Social Security Number is linked to a long-dead Connecticut man? Let us see his American and Indonesian passport to see how he managed to travel to Pakistan in spite of a travel restriction on Americans? Let us see if his father was Frank Davis Marshall as suspected? Let us see his school records to see if he was a foreign student, received foreign aid or benefited from affirmative action. Here is a man who hides more than he reveals, has dubious associations and cannot be trusted to govern this nation.

-- steve

Feds Arrest Producer Of Controversial Anti-Islam Film On Probation Violation Charge 

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.

Included in his probation terms were prohibitions on his use of the Internet, unless he secured prior approval from his probation officer. Additionally, he was not to “use, for any purpose or in any manner, any name other than his/her true legal name or names without the prior written approval of the Probation Officer.” While producing “Innocence of Muslims,” Nakoula repeatedly used the alias “Sam Bacile” (and other variants) in communications, online postings, and dealings with cast and crew working on the film. <Source: Feds Arrest Producer Of Controversial Anti-Islam Film On Probation Violation Charge | The Smoking Gun >

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