Disturbing: Suspected ‘anti-Islam filmmaker’ taken in for ‘questioning’ by the feds

Posted by: ST on September 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

Absolutely chilling:

Updated at 10 a.m. ET: A man purported to be a filmmaker involved with the anti-Islam video sparking violent unrest in the Middle East and North Africa was escorted by deputies from his Cerritos, Calif., home shortly after midnight Saturday morning, NBCLosAngeles.com reported.

Media and law enforcement had been staking out the home at the end of a cul de sac in the Southern California city for about 48 hours when Nakoula Besseley Nakoula emerged wearing a coat, hat, scarf and glasses.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore confirmed to NBCLA that Nakoula, 55, was taken to the Cerritos sheriff’s station for interviewing by federal probation officers aimed at determining whether he violated the terms of his 5-year probation by uploading a video to the Internet.

“We are in an assist mode,” he said.

Whitmore added that Nakoula, who has denied involvement in the film in a phone call to his Coptic Christian bishop, agreed to the interview prior to the deputies arriving at his home, that the move was “entirely voluntary” and the man was “very cooperative.”

In “assist mode”? To who?

Look, we all know what’s going on here but it’s being done under the pretense of the “filmmaker” being “suspected of violating his probation.”  Do not be fooled.  This ‘film” was released months ago but he is only now being taken in for questioning why exactly?  Because radical Islam is literally setting the world on fire, and the feds want to put on a dog and pony show to indicate to the Muslim world that they are “doing something” about this filmmaker who so offended the sensitivities of fundamentalist thugs who hate Western values.

Let me also say this: Nakoula doesn’t sound like a paragon of virtue, but he was expressing his First Amendment rights to an opinion some people don’t agree with. Does he deserve the treatment he is receiving by the press, other critics, the feds, and the Obama administration?

My friend @JCinQC nails it here:

If you’re not gasping in shock and outrage over this, you should be.

What else should send your temperature rising today? Read the article I linked above. We now know more, courtesy of the MSM, about the history of this “filmmaker” than we do the history of our own President. This is insane, and it’s not just the feds who should be called to account over the “questioning” of a man for engaging in his right to free speech, not just the politicos and administration officials who are blaming this man for Islamofascist rage in the Middle East (and who have shut down questioning by the press on the Benghazi murders), but also the mainstream media who give more of a d*mn about an obscure filmmaker’s life story than they did about the Democrat nominee for President Barack Obama in 2008.

I went on quite a rant this morning about this on Twitter. Relevant tweets are below:

I repeat – this happened in America:

‘[the filmmaker] was escorted by deputies from his Cerritos, Calif., home shortly after midnight Saturday morning.’

Wake up, America. Before we have no country left.

RSS feed for comments on this post.


19 Responses to “Disturbing: Suspected ‘anti-Islam filmmaker’ taken in for ‘questioning’ by the feds”


  1. If that internet video sparks such murderous outrage among the Islamofascists some media outlet should dig it up and show it for all to see. It sounds like it might be quite a pick-me-up for others. The alleged film producer is on probation for bank fraud; just the “camel’s nose under the tent flap” for the Feds to go after him and do radical Islamists’ cheap bidding in an attempt to stifle legitimate criticism by US ctizens, First Amendment be damned. Does anyone honestly believe Islamic thugs need an excuse or pretense like a video to hate us?

  2. lazypadawan says:

    This is SCARY.

  3. Phineas says:

    Craven cowardice on the part of the administration. Nothing more, nothing less. This is a disgrace.

    EDIT: It just hit me – -Where’s the ACLU in all this? Shouldn’t they be screaming the rooftops off at this abuse of federal police powers? Oh, wait. I forgot. The president has a (D) after his name. Never mind.

  4. SiGraybeard says:

    If you’re not gasping in shock and outrage over this, you should be. Quote of the day right there.

    Libya was a planned, military attack, not a reaction to the film. They came with mortars and RPGs – that isn’t anger, that’s a planned operation. They had intelligence to tell them the ambassador was in a safe house, not where he was scheduled to be, so they had inside government help. And they blame this on some stupid “film”?? Two words. First one is Bull, I’ll spot you the rest.

    The film maker is probably no more guilty of anything than the average of 3 federal crimes a day that any American commits. Prosecutors have unlimited budgets. They’ll find something to stick him with.

  5. Xavier says:

    Whatever the American justice system does, it won’t be enough. The Muslims will demand the death penalty knowing we won’t comply thus giving them a permanent complaint and, in their eyes, justification for further violence.

    I realize the movie isn’t the real reason for the violence but that’s apparently the illusion the administration wants to project, and with the MSM on board many people will be fooled into believing this is a result of First Amendment shortcomings.

  6. SiGraybeard says:

    Linked back from my place.

  7. This is third-world tin-pot dictator territory. When someone pisses off the Head Honcho they arrest him on trumped up charges of corruption or reckless driving or whatever. Anything it takes to get him or her behind bars.

    And everyone gets the message; don’t piss off the Head Honcho.

    So if this filmmaker is tried, even if not convicted, the message everyone will learn is that you had better not piss off Muslims to the point where they riot. If they do, the U.S government will find some charge somewhere to get you on. Even if you’re not convicted you’ll be ruined by the process, legal fees, etc.

    Seems like a “chill on the First Amendment” to me.

    Where’s the ACLU when you actually need them? Oh that’s right, they’re busy checking courthouses for displays of the Ten Commandments.

  8. Carlos says:

    So let me pose this question: Did anyone out there really believe Mr. “My People” wouldn’t trample on the Constitution at the behest of and to please the Apologizer-in-Chief?

    If you did, the unicorns are hungry, and I’ve got some prime ocean beachfront property in Vegas to sell you.

  9. BBHunter says:

    – Al Qaeda has issued a statement saying its not about a movie, its about the killing of their 2nd in command, so they’re calling Obama a liar because he has to know the propaganda he’s spreading is just an excuse so his Browness doesn’t have to admit him and his Kumbaya foreign policy got punked!

    – His plan is obvious, distancing himself from Israeli support would curry favor with the Islamists and slow down Israel, both of which a stupid Leftist ‘theories’.

    – The world doesn’t give a fig about ‘theories’ outside the beltway and Harvard.

  10. Baklava says:

    I’m sooooooo angry lately after seeing that fellow carted off for questioning.

    I would probably LOSE IT if I hear one more liberal who whined about the



    The petulant whining about the fact that somebody might get a warrant to hear your phone call.

    I don’t mind people listening to me talk to my girlfriend but I do mind being carted off to jail for speaking about Islam.

    What in the world is wrong with you people. Romney should win by a LANDSLIDE after this turn of events.

  11. That video, entitled “Innocence of Muslims” is on youtube.com and carries a thank you message for accessing it, citing the Obhammud attempt to pressure them to remove it. It is nowhere near as “inspiring” or “motivating” as some of the racier items available there. Also, Shrillary’s attempt to distance the Obhammud administration from this filmmaker has already fallen on its a*s. The guy is a federal informant in that check kiting scheme as a term of his reduced sentence per The Smoking Gun.

  12. Jiji says:

    Just wondering. Are those of us who write here already on an enemies list? How can so many of our fellow Americans not see and recognize what is going on? All of this is blowing up in Obummer’s face and a predator is most dangerous when cornered.

    Hillary is responsible for the deaths at the embassy by failing to protect them even though the government had advance knowledge that there would be hell to pay on 9/11. Any future bid on her part for the presidency will be futile.

  13. Carlos says:

    Apparently there was a considerable amount of “chatter” on the net days, weeks, even months ahead of 9/11 that something was afoot basically around the globe.

    If that is the case, this administration should not only be held as accessories to Brian Terry’s death, they should also face the same charge for at least the four deaths from last week we know about.

    And yes, Jiji, I’m convinced it’s only a matter of time people like you and me are rounded up for “re-education camps,” but not until after the elections (if, in fact, Obhammud allows them to happen).