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Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Gets a Year in Jail



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AFP:

The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world was jailed in the US for a year for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offense.

Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, will serve the sentence in a US federal prison after he admitted four allegations of using false identities — a violation of the terms of his probation for a bank fraud conviction in 2010.

He had faced up to two years behind bars, but four other charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.

Breitbart’s Big Hollywood is calling him a “scapegoat,” but I disagree.

He’s a career criminal who knew the terms of his probation and willingly violated them. And this is his second time going back to prison for violating the conditions of his probation.

Convicted felons give up certain constitutional rights and Youssef/Nakoula is now paying the price for his crime.

As for those who say Nakoula is being punished for making the movie and the subsequent embarrassment of President Obama, I have yet to see any evidence presented to prove that point.



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