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AP And Feds Reveal Identity Of Filmmaker

From a gleeful Associated Press:

US identifies anti-Muslim filmmaker

By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Friday Sept 14, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The official said authorities had concluded that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was behind "Innocence of Muslims," a film that denigrated Islam and the prophet Muhammad and sparked protests earlier this week in Egypt, Libya and most recently in Yemen.

Why have they done this? Are they trying to put a target on his back? We thought the job of the government was to protect American citizens.

It was not immediately clear whether Nakoula was the target of a criminal investigation or part of the broader investigation into the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya during a terrorist attack

What crime would could he be accused of? Or is the Obama just carrying out the orders he received from the Muslim Brotherhood’s President Mohammed Morsi?

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation, said Nakoula was connected to the persona of Sam Bacile, a man who initially told the AP he was the film’s writer and director. But Bacile turned out to be a false identity, and the AP traced a cellphone number Bacile used to a southern California house where it located and interviewed Nakoula.

So why is the Associated Press doing this? Are they trying to get this man killed, too? In any case, it’s clear that the AP then gave this information to the authorities.

Bacile initially told AP he was Jewish and Israeli, although Israeli officials said they had no records of such a citizen. Others involved in the film said his statements were contrived, as evidence mounted that the film’s key player was a Coptic Christian with a checkered past

Federal court papers filed against Nakoula in a 2010 criminal prosecution noted that he had used numerous aliases, including Nicola Bacily, Robert Bacily, Erwin Salameh and others.

The AP wants to make sure that the Muslim terrorists don’t have to work to hard to find him. The only surprise here is that they didn’t publish his address.

During a conversation outside his home, Nakoula offered his driver’s license to show his identity but kept his thumb over his middle name, Basseley. Records checks by the AP subsequently found that middle name as well as other connections to the Bacile persona.

Man, our ‘journalists’ sure can be dogged when they make up their minds to get someone.

The AP located the man calling himself Bacile after obtaining his cellphone number from Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who has promoted the anti-Muslim film in recent days on his website.

Oh, he’s a "conservative Christian." Well, that explains the AP’s jihad.

Egypt’s Christian Coptic populace has long decried what they describe as a history of discrimination and occasional [sic] violence from the country’s Muslim majority…

Nakoula, who talked guardedly with AP about his role, pleaded no contest in 2010 to federal bank fraud charges in California and was ordered to pay more than $790,000 in restitution. He was also sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and was ordered not to use computers or the Internet for five years without approval from his probation officer…

Prior to his bank fraud conviction, Nakoula struggled with a series of financial problems in recent years, according to California state tax and bankruptcy records. In June 2006, a $191,000 tax lien was filed against him in the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds office. In 1997, a $106,000 lien was filed against him in Orange County.

American actors and actresses who appeared in "Innocence of Muslims" issued a joint statement Wednesday saying they were misled about the project and alleged that some of their dialogue was crudely dubbed during post-production…

"The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer," said the statement, obtained by the Los Angeles Times. "We are 100 percent not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic rewrites of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred." …

Welcome to Hollywood, baby! (The AP then goes on to name one of the actors involved, for good measure.)

The man identifying himself as Bacile told the AP he was an Israeli-born, 56-year-old Jewish writer and director. But a Christian activist involved in the film project, Steve Klein, told the AP on Wednesday that Bacile was a pseudonym and that the man was Christian. Klein had told the AP on Tuesday that the filmmaker was an Israeli Jew who was concerned for family members who live in Egypt.

About 15 key players from the Middle East — people from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan and Iran, and a couple of Coptic Christians from Egypt — worked on the film, Klein said.

"Most of them won’t tell me their real names because they’re terrified," Klein said…

Don’t worry. The AP will rat them out.

Google Inc., which owns YouTube, pulled down the video Wednesday in Egypt, citing a legal complaint. It was still accessible in the U.S. and other countries.

Why only in Egypt? Besides, one wonders why the clip has been up since July.

If it had been critical of Obama, it would have been disappeared by Google long ago.

From the Agence France-Press:

US police protect suspected anti-Islam filmmaker

September 14, 2012

The man suspected of producing a crude film lampooning the Prophet Mohammed has been placed under police protection after protests erupted around the world, a force spokesman said on Thursday.

Journalists gathered outside the home of a 55-year-old Coptic Christian, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, in the city’s southern suburbs, after reports he had directed the movie that triggered protests in the Muslim world.

There was no sign at the house of Nakoula, who is thought to have uploaded a trailer for the movie to the YouTube video-sharing site under the pseudonym ‘Sam Bacile’, but police said he had asked for protections.

"We did receive the call and we did respond. We’re providing public safety and we will continue to do so," said Steve Whitman, a spokesman for the county sheriff in Cerritos, 24 miles (40 kilometers) south of Los Angeles…

Notice that this protection is being supplied by the Los Angeles police. Not the federal government, who seems to have been the ones who put him in danger. Unless you want to blame the AP.

An attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, was at first thought to be linked to the protests, but investigators now suspect an extremist plot…

But don’t hold your breath waiting for the news media to apologize to Mr. Nakoula for putting his life at risk. After all, he is a "conservative Christian."

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, September 14th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “AP And Feds Reveal Identity Of Filmmaker”

  1. ilzito guacamolito

    ~ Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. ~

    Right. Keep spewing the disinformation AP.
    While you’re at it, don’t forget to add: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula who resides at…and his phone number is …and his kids attend…

  2. Petronius

    Talk about straining on the gnat and swallowing the camel.

    Amazing. Suddenly we know more picayune details about the personal life history of this insignificant, miserable Egyptian refugee-swindler than we know about our own Bolshevik president, Nerobama (may the blessings of the Prophet be upon him and his seed).

    The regime has made scapegoating into an art form.

    Of course the regime receives tremendous help with their scapegoating from their obedient allies at AP. (Rest assured, he knows who his allies are––and his “enemies.”) Loads of help from the coverup specialists of the media who ignore his countless blunders, crimes, and transgressions of global significance.

  3. mr_bill

    So the media narrative is this: man makes movie that says islam is bad. muslims get offended because they say islam is great. To prove it’s not bad, muslims kill people and destroy embassies. Am I the only one who sees the sick irony in that?

    • captstubby

      there you go again using reason.
      you must be some kind of racist.
      the president will apologize and all will be fixed.

      maybe i can get a job at ABC news?

  4. canary

    Steve, “If it had been critical of Obama, it would have been disappeared by Google long ago.”

    So, true. Google is also trying to get people to sign up for their latest version in which they inform you, you will be tracked in order for them to find rarely visited sites. Like they don’t know.

    Google has succumbed to Obama’s threats of racism in their staff and threats to make them charge people to use Google, so the Obama government can tax that income.

    And Obama just threatened more legislation on the free internet via his big chat session two weeks back.

  5. xdannyh

    Relative to comments about Google…..Their “Google News” even filtered from the NYT, WAPO, et al is getting more and more of a left wing slant everyday. I mean headline articles by Huffpo, SCM, Politico, Media matters etc. give me a flippin break…..Headlines consist of rape in the park, or some unknown rabble celebs no brainer blather rather than middle east disaster, Fed sinks the dollar,destroys the U.S., Nato troops killed aka U.S. soldiers, constitution ripped to shreds,via executive orders, Ambassadors killed etc etc etc. I think I’m gonna be sick.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      It’s a very valid point.

      Years ago, my AT&T webservice went off the trail and decided to shove all customers over to yahoo mail. Well, it was pretty disgusting as the yahoo home page put us all on yahoo-based “news” and filled our mailboxes up with yahoo based info. It sucked. Thanks to their own ineptitude and desire to avoid capitalism, there was also an animal called Firefox as well as Firefox NoScripts that completely avoided their own cookies and yahoo news BS.

      I do not get cable TV either as well as my avoiding their “mainstream” news garbage. In other words, their forced media garbage is ignored by yours truly. Thus, I never see their lies and only hear of them via the other computer-based sites that inform me of their bias. I get to choose who I get my news from and it works very well. I have almost completely and intentionally avoided the likes of Brian (asshole) Williams, Debbie (blabbermouth) Schulz and so on as well as saving money and keeping my home free of newspapers and magazines that I find undesirable.

      I find it preferable. It was almost by complete accident but I found that the more the “mainstream” tried to inundate me with their forced methods of information, the more I found myself trying to avoid it. Maybe other people do the same.

  6. canary

    I’d like to know how to get rid of Yahoo to get rid of their news which turned overnight to so biased for Obama.

    And TV cable companies like ATT&T have bumped FOX news, Direct TV got rid of them. One of the cables people can’t even get Nickelodeon for children anymore.

    Yahoo news sucks. It changed overnight to so biased disgusting pro Obama. I think it’s more to than the fact Obama is paying 24/7 hours for he and Michelles mugs. I want to know how much Yahoo is getting paid for those 24/7 going on weeks now adds.

    It’s exactly as Hugo Chavez runs Venezuela Media. And Iran runs their media.

    Lower class and the elderly without much money are left in the dark as to what’s going on. And children not having any decent shows like Nick and Disney that is somewhat tame.

    And it must be black history month as far as everything on cable. I get no channels, but the Mexican channels you can’t understand a word of are increasing.

    Technology cost more than ever. I can’t even find a washing machine that doesn’t cost a fortune that you can’t choose level, time.
    You are stuck with the damn things that don’t even clean clothes, rewashing with dirty water. They make it so you can’t even see your clothes. And you have to wash everything for an hour. And we can thank those idiots in Canada.

    Is your life better? My gosh, prices are jumping daily on everything. You can buy a car for what it takes to buy a washing machine that get smaller and smaller at that. What about the electricity of running machines twice as long.

    Just like those Canadian women saying they can’t get their dished clean and have to use more and more water.

    The world is mad. We should be growing cotton, drilling in our country and stop enabling these other countries. Tough love.

    Sustainability should mean America being able to care for itself for a while. Not sustaining the entire world.

    We should be getting something back from Mexico too. We should be dropping drones on Mexican drug cartels who are running their people out.

    sigh….just hopeless with all the change.

  7. canary

    The government doesn’t want to trust you to not use a higher water level for the amount of clothes you use. So, you have to pay for extra sensors, and do some work to unlock it to see that the bleeping water doesn’t even cover your clothes. They don’t want you to be able to check the temp of the water.

    I may have a dam good reason to wash something small in a large dilution of water. And you no way to set times. I don’t need to rinse my clothes in dirty water for 30 minutes.

    But, these idiots are getting federal stimulus money to make these overkill button beeping pieces of crap with so many rules of what you can’t wash, which is really because they want you to throw greasy clothes.

    My town is telling people to wash clothes in the middle of the night You’d better work at stopping those smart meters because they are going to fine you when with a click if you don’t do your wash in the middle of the nite.

    Just like Hugo Chavez says to shower in a minute. Anyone notice how all the faucets dribble water now? It’s takes longer than ever to wash.

    Hint, there is a piece in side that you can break and get a little more water pressure. I know a global nut that is cutting her long hair because she feels guilty using so much water. The heck. She is just is sick of rinsing it for 30 minutes. I told her how to break the piece out.

    These are all laws that until you replace something and think it’s broke and it’s all government regulated and you find out everything they are making is a garbage. Wow, wait to til your plastic cup film starts bio-degrading into your water, or notice that the water bottles start warping and breaking down. They think it’s better in your stomach then in a land fill.

    And the doctor was concerned I lost too much weight. Well, most doctors probably haven’t noticed the prices of food lately.

    And I am not saying this to make fun of overweight people.

    But, with food stamps on the up and up and standing in longer lines with the darn things is that I can not think of anyone I have not seen getting food with food stamps that isn’t fat. And usually it’s an entire fat family.

    I’m not saying this because I’m racist but, the Mexicans in this country I see using food stamps are fat.

    Oh and WIC!!!!! Gosh Jiff peanut butter came out with this new most natural peanut butter which is of course more expensive.
    But, WIC get’s it for free. And so I look at the cheeze that I hardly buy because it’s so expensive now, and guess who get’s it free WIC. And frozen vegatables that I would like to get are WIC allowed. It’s just a little overboard. But, I guess the govt doesn’t want to get sued if their children get diabetes or something.

    I can’t help it. You just can’t help but notice when the line is held up to look down and notice what they weigh.

  8. captstubby

    Rusty:
    ” Maybe other people do the same.”

    probably everyone who visits this site.

    i avoid The Apostles Of Obama ABC News,

    The Offical Network Of The DNC NBC News

    But tune in CBS because of its “always show America in a bad light” policy.
    you have to gather intel on the enemy and this is as good as i can find.

    but lets not forget the best sourse of news,
    History books.
    nothing is new, it has gone on before.
    the Democrat mob will not open a book,
    only follows its Masters.


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