Friday, October 12, 2012

Anti-Islam film maker says he did not violate probation

I believe Mark Basseley Youssef (his real name) is a political prisoner, and is in federal detention because of his views on Islam.  The cops are scared crapless of letting him go, fearing he will be murdered by one of the followers of the religion of peace.  They know what Muslims are capable of and do not want to deal with any added violence.  So they remove the "offensive material" and hope it all blows over sooner rather than later.  They will not question the motives of those that are threatening to kill Youssef, but they will ask why Youssef should be allowed to say such things, knowing the behavior likely to arise.  The capitulation to violent intimidation is called the Hecklers Veto, and it is what happens when the fear of retribution over shadows the dogma of free speech.  It is also highly illegal and against the bedrock of our founding principles.

Stand firm for free speech else we will be at the mercy of theological tyrants.

From the New York Post October 10

Anti-Muslim filmmaker says he did not violate parole
LOS ANGELES — A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied on Wednesday he violated his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder scheduled an evidentiary hearing for Nov. 9 for Mark Basseley Youssef.

Youssef, 55, has been in a federal detention center since Sept. 28 after he was arrested for eight probation violations and deemed a flight risk by another judge. Prosecutors said Youssef lied to his probation officers about his real name and used aliases.
Youssef fled his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos and went into hiding when violence erupted in Egypt on Sept. 11 over a 14-minute trailer of "Innocence of Muslims" that was posted on YouTube. The trailer depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, womanizer and pedophile.

The violence spread, killing dozens, and enraged Muslims have demanded severe punishment for Youssef, with a Pakistani cabinet minister offering $100,000 to anyone who kills him.

Youssef was arrested on Sept. 28. Federal authorities have stressed he was taken into custody for probation violations and not because of the content of the film, which is protected by the First Amendment.

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