Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world.Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies escorted a man believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to an awaiting car. The man declined to answer questions on his way out and wore a hat and a scarf over his face. He kept his hands in the pockets of a winter coat.
Sheriff’s officials could not be reached by The Times, but department spokesman Steve Whitmore told KNBC News that deputies assisting the federal probation department took Nakoula to the sheriff’s substation in Cerritos for interviewing.
Authorities waited until most media had left for the day to take Nakoula in.
Earlier Friday, sheriff’s deputies had to escort attorneys through a scrum of news cameras into Nakoula’s home. When the man was taken away early Saturday, authorities had to dodge only a lone photographer for The Times and a few lingering reporters.
Nakoula has told the Associated Press that he was a logistics manager on the “Innocence of Muslims” movie, not the director. He told a Coptic Christian bishop on Thursday that he had no role in it, the clergyman told The Times.
Nakoula is believed to use the alias Sam Bacile, which was the name a caller who took credit for the film gave to the AP and the Wall Street Journal.
On Friday, U.S. courts spokeswoman Karen Redmond said the Office of Probation in the Central District of California was reviewing whether Nakoula, who has been convicted on 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.
Restrictions were also placed on him enlisting others to get on the Internet for him.
How dare an infidel dog say or write anything the least bit uncomplimentary about the Holy Prophet Mohammed! It’s about time those dhimmis learned their place, right?
The truth is, that this film that no one has seen is not the cause of the unrest in the Islamic world, only a pretext. If this film hadn’t been made, they would have found some other excuse to riot and murder. That is why these acts of appeasement are ultimately futile. Nothing we do will ever satisfy them short of mass conversions to Islam and any act of what they see as weakness will only encourage more atrocities against us.
- Alleged ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Filmmaker May Be Back In Hiding (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
- Alleged ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker taken in for interview (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Calif. filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula “gone” after release, say Feds; won’t return to his home (riehlworldview.com)
- Alleged creator of infamous anti-Muslim film questioned by police in LA (rt.com)
- Political Prisoner: US Sharia police pick up Muhammad filmmaker (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)