Man arrested in connection with anti-Islam movie

Just after midnight on Saturday, September 15 a man connected with the Innocence of Muslims movie was taken in for voluntary questioning by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. Technically, the taking-in-for-questioning had nothing to do with the movie itself, but with the fact that the man, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a Coptic Christian, who had been previously convicted of bank fraud charges, “violated terms of his probation in relation to the video and its uploading onto the Internet.”

He had been ordered not to own or use devices with access to the Internet without approval from his probation officer -– and any approved computers were to be used for work only. “Defendant shall not access a computer for any other purpose,” the terms read.

Instapundit has a lot on it, seeing it as an utter disaster which will convince Muslims (1) that the U.S. government can indeed arrest people for making a movie, and (2) that Muslim rioting works in getting the U.S. government to do the Muslim rioters’ will.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 15, 2012 10:37 PM | Send

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