The AP reports that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man thought to be behind the film “Innocence of Muslims,” was “voluntarily” (and totally coincidentally) removed from his home to be interviewed by the feds after the Obama administration blamed him for deadly violence in the Middle East.
A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was interviewed at the station in his hometown of Cerritos, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Walker said.
Don't rationalize "questioning" of "anti-Islam filmmaker" by bringing up his probation. That is not what this is about, & we all know it #p2
— Sister Toldjah ツ (@sistertoldjah) September 15, 2012
The White House also pressured Google to remove the film from YouTube. Is this what freedom of speech looks like in Obama’s America?
First Amendment, circa 2012. http://t.co/4wDY3A9m
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) September 15, 2012
This is beyond disgraceful. It’s utterly chilling.
Is this the kind of America we are becoming? Really? http://t.co/WlwXxULg
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) September 15, 2012
All the crap the left screeched about during the Bush administration is actually happening under @BarackObama. And they're good with it.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 15, 2012
Film maker taken in for "questioning". Okay, why the fuck is this happening in the USA? http://t.co/I9jmZlCV
— Christopher Cooper (@ARTofCOOP) September 15, 2012
I think I'm going to throw up. http://t.co/weiT5OY0
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 15, 2012
This is happening in America –> Feds Investigate Christian Filmmaker http://t.co/InIUp6zR via @sharethis
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) September 15, 2012
The obscenity of Federal Coercion RT @annagreye9: Feds interview suspected anti-Islam filmmaker http://t.co/OOLpRCip #tbrs #tcot
— Aslan's Friend (@N9ZF) September 15, 2012
Feds take in to interview CA filmmaker linked to anti-Islamic movie. Are you next @SouthPark? http://t.co/FBhKw8Fg #tcot #p2
— Rick (@StrokesofCandor) September 15, 2012
We let the KKK & Nazis operate freely in America unless they break a law, but this filmmaker is being investigated? really?
— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 15, 2012
In 1989, a New York City newspaper was firebombed after publishing “The Tyrant and His Chains,” a scathing criticism of America’s bookstore chains for cravenly pulling copies of Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” from their shelves after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa.
The newspaper, Rushdie and freedom of speech received bipartisan, unqualified support.
Mayoral candidates Ed Koch, David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani gathered with hundreds of community residents to offer their support for the Press, and newspapers around the country reprinted “The Tyrant and His Chains.” As “a statement of solidarity with the publishers of the Riverdale Press,” Democratic Senator Daniel Moynihan asked that the editorial be printed in the Congressional Record alongside a resolution “condemning the threats against the author and publishers of the Satanic Verses.”
Speaking on the Senate floor just before the resolution passed, Republican Senator Bob Dole said:
Terrorism is terrorism. It is abhorrent. It must be condemned. There is no justification for it, period.
No blaming the victim. No justification, period.
Two decades later, our president blames free speech for violent Islamist attacks and sets out to chill the First Amendment rights we treasure. Two decades later, our government is kowtowing to Islamists and deputizing law enforcement officials as blasphemy police with a wink and a nudge’s worth of pretense.
.@gracels Yes. Are you comfortable with an American being hauled to a police station for blasphemy?
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) September 15, 2012
Embassies are burning, Americans are dead and the Left is waging a war on Western free speech on behalf of the violent mobs.
Is your blood boiling yet?
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