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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:20 PM

Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film gets prison

Source: AP via HuffPo

LOS ANGELES A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

Fifty-five-year-old Mark Basseley Youssef was immediately sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder after he admitted four of eight alleged violations including obtaining a fraudulent California driver's license.

Youssef served most of a 21-month prison term in the bank fraud case. Federal authorities wanted Youssef to serve two years for the violations.

None of the violations had to do with the content of "Innocence of Muslims," a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and a womanizer. The movie sparked violence in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, killing dozens.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121107/us-anti-muslim-film/

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Reply Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film gets prison (Original post)
Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
ck4829 Nov 2012 #1
lyingsackofmitt Nov 2012 #2
maxsolomon Nov 2012 #3
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #4
Mojorabbit Nov 2012 #6
slackmaster Nov 2012 #5
MADem Nov 2012 #8
4th law of robotics Nov 2012 #10
pediatricmedic Nov 2012 #7
unionthug777 Nov 2012 #9

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. Folk hero of the xenophobic right is a crook and a fraudster?

I'm shocked! With classy paragons like Kamal Saleem and Walid Shoebat? It's just not possible.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. This needs to be promoted on Al Jazeera, etc.

Islam should see that we are punishing this guy. Even if it's not for his free speech.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:38 PM

4. Has he ever even made a statement yet??

I'm still interested to know his backers and who he's connected to...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:18 PM

6. I am also very interested. Something just not right about the whole thing. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:56 PM

5. The "film" was not the issue

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:57 PM

8. Yes--it was all about a pre-existing probation agreement, that he knowingly violated. nt

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:18 PM

10. Indeed, but it's being presented as if

 

A) he caused those attacks and B) now he's being punished for them.

This is unrelated and if he hadn't been in the news already this never would have been a story.

"Man breaks probation, suffers predictable results. More on this story as it develops. . . "

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:25 PM

7. So is this a case of right wingers vs. right wingers, been wondering?

So we have a bunch of xenophobic racist right wingers who backed and made this film.

We have the hostile muslim right wingers who want to kill all the gays, christians, jews, and keep women in perpetual slavery.

Unfortunately, a lot of innocent people are getting caught in the crossfire of these two groups.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:32 AM

9. after prison

send him to libya.

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