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Innocence of Muslims: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula’s film has its critics

by | 14th, September 2012

THE Innocence of Muslims is right now the most successful low-budget film in history.  The pisspoor film has stirred Islamists to murder, burn flags and a KFC, and go potty. We’ve met Sam Bacile, wo  looks like being Not a Jew but a Coptic Christian named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a chap guilty for fraud and once arrested for manufacturing crystal meth and angel dust.

Laura Rozen looks at the case.

On The Daily Beast, they wonder if Nakoula was an informant?

Nakoula’s lawyer is not returning phone calls or responding to emails, but it seems reasonable to wonder if Nakoula’s case was not part of this investigation. One question that bears asking is whether Nakoula helped persuade the feds that the drug money was going to Muslim extremists. He is a Coptic Christian. […]

In the court file for the second case, Indictment CR09-00617, the records regarding the plea deal are sealed. That can be construed as another indication that Nakoula had previously been an informant. His lawyer is not responding to calls or emails regarding this, either.

One thing: we see all the gurning goons on the telly. But the reasoned, liberal Arabs are invisible. Does media fan the flames?

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Protesters chant slogans amid orange smoke outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Egyptian protesters, largely ultra conservative Islamists, have climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, went into the courtyard and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with Islamic inscription, in protest of a film deemed offensive of Islam. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)



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