Saturday, September 29, 2012

Free speech Saturday


We returned from sea on Thursday evening to learn that the maker of the allegedly anti-Islam Youtube video had been arrested.

From ABC News:

The Southern California man who wrote and produced the controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" was ordered detained without bail by a federal judge for allegedly violating the terms of his probation.

Citing a "lengthy pattern of deception," Judge Suzanne Segal said that the court had a "lack of trust" in Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, and believed him to be a flight risk who posed "some danger to the community."

Nakoula, 55, appeared at the U.S. District Court preliminary hearing in Los Angeles. He had been asked to report to an office of the U.S. Probation Office, where U.S. Marshals officially arrested him.

Authorities have been investigating whether he violated the terms of his supervised release from a 2010 conviction in a bank fraud case.

Nakoula had met with federal probation officers on Sept. 14 about whether his involvement in the film violated the terms of his probation, which barred him from accessing the internet without prior approval and from using any name other than his legal name.

The inflammatory film has been blamed for violent protests across the Middle East, including in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans died, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, when militants attacked U.S. diplomatic facilities there on Sept. 11.

First off, it's good to know that the lap dog media continues to carry the regime's water in continually linking the violence in the Middle East, and particularly the sacking of the Benghazi consulate and the murder of our ambassador to a Youtube video no one has seen.

We've been told that Nakoula is a "flight risk" and that he is "some danger to the community".

When considering the regime has conferred upon itself the ability to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely without cause and the fact that wiretaps and other means of electronic surveillance has risen dramatically from that of the Bush years, you have what can be politely called a credibility gap.

And with respect to free speech, provocation and "fighting words", Allah Pundit at Hot Air has an excellent piece, here.

In related news, Leslie at Temple of Mut has a great piece on the abject failure of the U.S. media complex in their coverage of the shamble of lies the regime has cobbled together with respect to Benghazi.



K T Cat said...

Just think, if he's murdered while in prison, the American press will ignore it while it will be all over the Muslim world as yet another triumph for the Islamists.

Anonymous said...

Where's my miracle??
Jesus turned water into wine. I want a miracle too.
Perhaps the modern prophet should get a modern miracle::Turn sugar into cocaine. I'd hear from my sister then. "We're having a party. Come on down. All my friends will be there." Yea, I bet.