Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Muslim film which led President Obama to declare before the United Nations, “The future must not be determined by those who insult the prophet of Islam,” was sentenced to 12 months in prison by a judge in California.

Nakoula was jailed in connection with four probation violations arising from a 2010 fraud conviction. The charges have nothing to do with the film, “Innocence of Muslims.”

The BBC’s report sounds awfully familiar to the Obama administration’s two weeks of comments on the Sept. 11 attacks in Egypt and Libya:

A US man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to mass protests in the Middle East has been sentenced to a year in jail for probation violations.

US authorities have said they believe Nakoula was the person behind the controversial film, but have not said whether he was the person who posted it on the internet.

Muslims around the world took to the streets in protest, outraged by the film’s portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad.


As UN calls for limits on expression, ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker arrested for probation violation; Update: help without bail