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Posted by david52 z5CO (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 15, 12 at 21:59

"Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man believed to be behind the anti-Islam movie that's sparked international outrage, may be on his way back to jail. He met with federal authorities late last night to review whether his participation in the movie violated his probation.

Federal officials told CNN yesterday evening that they've begun reviewing Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's probation. Nakoula is still serving five years probation that began in 2011 when he was released from jail for using false Social Security numbers to open bank and credit card accounts. The L.A. Times and Reuters both report Nakoula voluntarily left his California home to meet with federal authorities late last night. As Reuters explains, Nakoula could be headed back behind bars:

But the terms of Nakoula's prison release contain behavior stipulations that bar him from accessing the Internet or assuming aliases without the approval of his probation officer.

A senior law enforcement official in Washington has indicated the probation investigation relates to whether he broke one or both of these conditions. Violations could result in him being sent back to prison, court records show.

The feds have to prove that it was Nakoula who went by the name Sam Bacile while producing Innocence of Muslims. Most of the cast and crew who worked on the movie believe they're the same person. Bacile was the name given to the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal by a man on a cell phone traced back to Nakoula's known residence earlier this week. The fine line authorities are balancing here is stressing Nakoula isn't being investigated over the film itself, free speech laws protect him from any prosecution over the effects the film has had in the rest of the world, just to see if he violated his probation during the production process.

UPDATE: We missed this from the L.A. Times story: "Restrictions were also placed on him enlisting others to get on the Internet for him."

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I'd say the fact he gets arrested is what matters, not why.

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just to see if he violated his probation during the production process.

If there's any justice in this world...

I imagine the Coptic Christians here are furious with the jerk for dragging their name through the mud.

Diocese Condemns Inflammatory Film against Islam and Resulting Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- We strongly condemn the brutal murder of the United States ambassador to Libya and three of the embassy employees. In order for peace to reign throughout the world, brutality and hatred must be swiftly condemned and punished.

Hope must be brought to desperate places, kindness and mercy must be given a chance. However, hope will not thrive in the midst of hatred and violence. Therefore, those who are responsible for this brutal act must be brought to justice in order to give hope a chance.

We keep the families of the ambassador and murdered staff in our prayers as well as offering the families our heart felt condolences.

Furthermore, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California & Hawaii strongly rejects dragging the respectable Copts of the Diaspora in the latest production of an inflammatory movie about the prophet of Islam. The producers of this movie should be responsible for their actions. The name of our blessed parishioners should not be associated with the efforts of individuals who have ulterior motives.

Copts across the Diaspora never participated in any humiliation or violence against those who often persecute Christians. It is not the Christian way to respond to hatred with hate. Christianity prohibits a Christian from such acts. If burning the Holy Bible is wrong, then burning any book revered or respected by others is equally wrong. Holistically blaming the Copts for the production of this movie is equivalent to holistically blaming Muslims for the actions of a few fanatics. Even though Christians often face persecution, injustice and calls for open attacks over the airwaves, we reject violence in all its forms.

We call on everyone from all religions to respect the freedom of individuals to choose their faith.

May God always bless the United States of America.

His Grace Bishop Serapion Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii


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I'm split on this. Half of me says this guy was trying to start crap, people were killed as a result of what he did, toss him in the can and throw away the key. Other half of me says, well hell!! Maybe we should bomb a middle eastern country every time someone burns our flag. It's about restoring honor-- isn't that what they said on the news? Either way, I don't care for the idea that we're letting a small group of punks dictate what can and can't be said.


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