(CBS News) LOS ANGELES — The filmmaker who may be behind the anti-Muslim movie that sparked widespread protests in the Arab world against the U.S., some of which turned violent, was escorted from his Cerritos, Calif. home shortly after midnight local time Saturday by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies.
CBS station KCBS has video of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, with a hat on and towel around his face, being escorted from the suburban L.A. house.
Nakoula, a self-described Coptic Christian, is thought to be the filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims.”
KCBS says the Sheriff’s Department told the station it is assisting federal authorities with an investigation they’re conducting.
The Los Angeles Times and Reuters report the probe centers around possible probation violations by Nakoula stemming from the making of the movie. He was previously convicted of bank fraud.
The Times says Nakoula was being interviewed but had not been arrested or detained.
Reuters reports deputies say Nakoula left his home voluntarily.
An attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya shortly after a trailer from the movie was posted online resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
The four bodies were returned to the U.S. Friday.
So, let me get this straight. After having 48 hours advance warning that an attack was being planned and not putting the embassies on any sort of lockdown status which resulted in having an ambassador murdered (and some news accounts say that he was also sodomized), blowing off his intel briefings because being reelected is a full-time job and he can’t be bothered with things like actual work, and not allowing Marine guards to have actual ammunition, the alleged commander-in-chief conveniently overlooks the fact that these attacks are clearly coordinated and took months to plan with the execution to coincide with 9/11, and so he leaps into action and questions…..a Christian. A Coptic Christian. This Coptic Christian may or may not be the person that has made one of the most sophomoric videos that I’ve ever seen. (Personally, I believe the maker is residing somewhere in middle school.) He also decisively called for Google to take down the offending video. Way to go, President Obama! That will teach those darn pesky murdering Islamic Terrorists that the administration is tough on
terrorism! Coptic Christians the First Amendment
To recap, the administration’s outrage is directed not at the actual murderers, not at the poor embassy security on the anniversary of 9/11 that his administration was responsible for, but at some Christian exercising his first amendment right. One would think, from this administration’s response, that constitutional law isn’t even covered in the bar exam. This makes me wonder if he is even capable of passing the bar exam and, if he didn’t, who took it for him? Obama doesn’t seem very outraged that Christians (and Jews, and Hindus, and atheists, and everybody NOT Muslim or even their particular flavor of Muslim) are being murdered by Muslims around the world.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at how a President that orders his various departments to arm narcoterrorist gangs in Mexico in order to undermine our second amendment right (oh, please, you think his gang of numbnuts would come up with something this stupid on their own?) would react to an actual attack, and I’m not.
And in related news: Colonel Hunt Blames Libya Ambassador Murders on Hillary Clinton, State Department That wouldn’t surprise me. Heard (in person, over dinner) from a retired security guy on the Secret Service team that she absolutely hated the military and went out of her way to insult them. Treated ’em like wait staff. I cannot confirm that report as I was not present, but that’s what he said.
Update: I wonder why Obama isn’t blaming Burger King for rolling out the bacon-flavored Sundae this summer? Now THAT is something that should really offend Moslems as well as ice cream and bacon afficianados. No doubt the terrorists started plotting their revenge just as soon as they heard about this nefarious example of American evilness.
Is the above idea of Why They Hate Us™ really any sillier than the official government line that it was because of a YouTube video? Bitch, PLEASE. If you’re going to lie, it has to be plausible.
Ambassador Chris Stevens did not have a Marine detail in Benghazi, Libya. But White House Senior Advisor and Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett has a full Secret Service detail on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, according to Democratic pollster Pat Caddell.
That’s the pathetic foreign policy of the Obama administration, says Caddell today in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. “Jarrett seems to have a 24 hour, around the clock detail, with five or six agents full time,” Caddell explains. “The media has been completely uninterested. We don’t provide security for our ambassador in Libya, but she needs a full Secret Service security detail. And nobody thinks there’s anything wrong with this. And nobody in the press will ask. What kind of slavish stoogery are they perpetrating here?