WTF? Is that legal? They have earned the name Associated “with terrorists” Press. via The Associated Press: APNewsBreak: US identifies anti-Muslim filmmaker.
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. 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.
Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Thursday that Justice Department officials were investigating the deaths, which occurred during an attack on the American mission in Benghazi.
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.
And then they out his middle name. The only thing they haven’t given to the jihadists yet is the address, unless they’ve done that privately.
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.
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. Egypt’s Christian Coptic populace has long decried what they describe as a history of discrimination and occasional violence from the country’s Muslim majority.
Associated Press writers Gillian Flaccus, Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Michael Blood in Los Angeles; Tamara Lush in Tampa, Fla.; and AP researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York contributed to this report.
Again, the low rent movie is just the latest excuse for Muslims to rage violently and wage jihad as they have for 1,400 years. The circumstances around the film are so suspect – and the fact that federal officials and Eric Holder’s DOJ are already investigating it make all of this surreal. Hard to believe even. False flags and false excuses abound but Islamic terror and violence and American cowardice is very real.
Update: The Feds are investigating and amazingly the media was able to trace this guy’s cell phone, find him and report on more details of his personal and criminal background all within a few days while in more than four years they have uncovered no record of Obama’s birth, childhood friends or girlfriends, college records, employment records, social security irregularities or videos of him with terror-linked Muslims (LA Times has the video but has been protecting Obama for years).
PS: You know Muslims and their abettors would have flagged the video by now and Youtube would have yanked this video immediately…unless otherwise told not to.