Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was sentenced to one year in prison today for charges related to violating his probation. Perhaps just as newsworthy is the AP’s assertion that the anti-Muhammad film was responsible for the attack that killed four Americans in Libya.
Via the AP:
The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity.
U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight alleged violations, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver’s license.
None of the violations had to do with the content of “Innocence of Muslims,” a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and a womanizer. The movie sparked violence in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, killing dozens.
Youssef, 55, was arrested in late September, just weeks after he went into hiding when deadly violence erupted in Libya and other parts of the Middle East in response to the movie.
That Nakoula was sentenced one day after the election is as about as coincidental as the AP waiting until one day after the election to go back to the charge that the video was responsible for the attack.
The audacity of lying.