Quran 108:3 For he who makes you angry (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)), – he will be cut off (from every good thing in this world and in the Hereafter).
Mr. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula or whatever his real name could possibly get 2 years in prison for parole violation and using aliases. He is a criminal and may be Egyptian born. Even the court wasn’t sure about his real identity or name.
He used many names: Matthew Nekola; Ahmed Hamdy; Amal Nada; Daniel K. Caresman; Kritbag Difrat; Sobhi Bushra; Robert Bacily; Nicola Bacily; Thomas J. Tanas; Erwin Salameh; Mark Basseley Youssef; Yousseff M. Basseley; Malid Ahlawi; even P.J. Tobacco
According to AP (Associated Press), “Nakoula struggled with a series of financial problems”.In 1996, a lien for $194,000 was filed against Nakoula’s gas station for unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest dating from 1989 to 1992.
The Daily Beast reported that Nakoula was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1997 after being pulled over and found to be in possession of ephedrine, hydroiodic acid, and $45,000 in cash; he was charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
- He pleaded guilty and was sentenced in 1997 to one year in Los Angeles County Jail and three years probation. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney, he violated probation in 2002 and was re-sentenced to another year in county jail.
- In 2010, Nakoula pleaded no contest to federal charges of bank fraud in California. Nakoula had opened bank accounts using fake names and stolen Social Security numbers, including one belonging to a 6-year-old child, and deposited checks from those accounts to withdraw at ATMs.
- A $106,000 lien was filed against him in 1997. Nakoula filed for bankruptcy protection in 2000, owing several banks a total of $166,500, but later failing to make payments under the bankruptcy plan.
- A $191,000 tax lien was filed against him in 2006.
- Nakoula and his family went into hiding, and the Cerritos home is listed for sale.
- On September 15, 2012, federal authorities took Nakoula in for an interview about possible probation violations related to the film’s distribution on the Internet
- Nakoula was ordered to jail without bail on September 27, 2012, with the judge citing probation violations including lying to probation officials, “danger to the community”, and “lack of trust in the defendant”
“Nakoula Basseley Nakoula — the man widely credited as being the force behind “Innocence of Muslims” — once cooperated with federal authorities, according to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.”
This person has harmed US interests. President Obama had to spend several minutes in his UN address explaining his position on the video and AMerican Ambassadors have had to deal with this growing crisis. secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to drop many things to deal with the crisis stemming out of this video.
His video is directly responsible for attacks that claimed the lives of four U.S. employees, including the American ambassador to Libya. The loss of the US Ambassador is a big loss for US Foreign policy in Libya. American foreign policy is at risk of being derailed by a single, pseudonymous criminal. “In the 1990s, Marine Gen. Charles Krulak famously coined the phrase “The Strategic Corporal” to describe how a 19-year old Leatherneck’s actions, broadcast worldwide, could derail U.S. interests.”
Sarah Chayes wrote a brilliant article in the Los Angeles Times and says that “Anti-Muslim movie doesn’t meet free-speech test”.
- In one of the most famous First Amendment cases in U.S. history, Schenck v. United States, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. established that the right to free speech in the United States is not unlimited.
- “The most stringent protection,” he wrote on behalf of a unanimous court, “would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.”
- Holmes’ test — that words are not protected if their nature and circumstances create a “clear and present danger” of harm — has since been tightened. But even under the more restrictive current standard, “Innocence of Muslims,” the film whose video trailer indirectly led to the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens among others, is not, arguably, free speech protected under the U.S. Constitution and the values it enshrines.
- According to initial media investigations, the clip whose most egregious lines were apparently dubbed in after it was shot, was first posted to YouTube in July by someone with the user name “Sam Bacile.” The Associated Press reported tracing a cellphone number given as Bacile’s to the address of a Californian of Egyptian Coptic origin named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Nakoula has identified himself as coordinating logistics on the production but denies being Bacile.
It is clear that the purpose of the video was to incite. The original video failed to create a response. Then the video was dubbed in Arabic and then shown on Egyptian TV. The rest is history. Sarah Chayes further says:
- According to the Wall Street Journal, when the video failed to attract much attention, another Coptic Christian, known for his anti-Islamic activism, sent a link to reporters in the U.S., Egypt and elsewhere on Sept. 6. His email message promoted a Sept. 11 event by anti-Islamic pastor Terry Jones and included a link to the trailer.
- The current standard for restricting speech – or punishing it after it has in fact caused violence – was laid out in the 1969 case Brandenburg v. Ohio. Under the narrower guidelines, only speech that has the intent and the likelihood of inciting imminent violence or lawbreaking can be limited.
- Likelihood is the easiest test. In Afghanistan, where I have lived for most of the past decade, frustrations at an abusive government and at the apparent role of international forces in propping it up have been growing for years. But those frustrations are often vented in religious, not political, terms, because religion is a more socially acceptable, and safer, rationale for public outcry.
- In the summer of 2010, Jones announced his intent to publicly burn a copy of the Muslim holy scripture, the Quran, that Sept. 11. He was eventually dissuaded by a number of religious and government officials, including Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who called him to say his actions would put the lives of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan at risk. On the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where I worked at the time, consensus was that the likelihood of violence was high.
In addition to the paltry charges, this idiot should be charged with harming US interests and infringing upon state security. The Ambassador’s family should sue him to creating havoc which led to the death of Steven Christiansen. This idiot should be charged with “inciting a riot”, “hate-speech”, “being a public nuisance” and “incendiary speech”. He is the one who shouted fire in a public theater. Look around you and you will see fire.
- Steve Klein, who helped produce the film, told ABC News that he’d met Bacile and said he was not Israeli or Jewish, but an Arab Christian and a U.S. citizen.
- Klein is a member of the Church of Kaweah, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as “a secretive cohort of militant Christian fundamentalists preparing for war” with Muslims.
- Three U.S. Christian groups, including two identified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Council, and a third that advocates for Egyptian Christians, or Copts, have been linked to the production or eventual distribution of the movie.
The women who acted in his “trailer (no one is sure if the film exists)has also sued him on charges of misusing her and then dubbing the movie with dialogue and names later. Terry Jones is the other shadowy figure in this film-making venture.
- Cindy Lee Garcia, 55, said she’ll also appear in court early Thursday to ask for an emergency restraining order against Google’s YouTube.com website, which is hosting the “reprehensible” 14-minute movie now stoking violent protests in the Middle East.
- She claims the movie was supposed to be an innocuous “adventure” film called “Desert Warrior” and never mentioned the Prophet Muhammad in her version of the 2011 script.
It is good that US authorities have arrested the man, albeit on unrelated charges. After all Al Capone was indicted and convicted on Tax related charges, and not for murder, mayhem, and organized crime.
If Mr. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula lands up in prison, it surely will be a fun place for him because prisons in the US have a very powerful presence of African-American Muslims. They will probably show him a lot of love!!!