Looks like the real creator of this movie may be a Coptic Christian named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. A guy who was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for bank fraud. And who probably violated his parole by using the internet to publicize his movie. And I am sure they are going to throw the book at the guy, because we need a scapegoat.
But there is irony to mobs of Egyptians attacking the U.S. embassy because of a movie created by a fellow Egyptian who was previously sentenced to prison by the very U.S. government the Egyptians are attacking.
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An unnamed U.S. law enforcement official told AP that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is behind the film.
I predict that he’s going to go to back to prison, not directly for his free speech, but because he is now public enemy number one, and the guy is a known crook on parole, and I am sure that once we put all the law enforcement assets of the FBI behind a massive investigation, they will find some validly legal reason to put in back in prison.
Although this should make people nervous. Citizens, even citizens on parole, should be able to engage in free speech without fear of reprisal from the U.S. government.