Friday, September 28, 2012

Man Behind Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Video Arrested For Probation Violations

ABC News and the Los Angeles Times report that yesterday federal probation officials in Los Angeles (CA) arrested Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man purportedly behind the video "Innocence of Muslims" that has sparked demonstrations around the world. (See prior posting.) Nakoula, under the terms of his 2010 probation for bank fraud, was not to use or own devices with access to the Internet without approval of his probation officer, and was not to enlist others access the Internet for him. Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal ordered Nakoula to be held in custody, citing his lengthy pattern of deception. Prosecutors argued that he is a flight risk.