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Producer of inflammatory anti-Islam film arrested, ordered held without bail
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is led out of his home by Los Angeles County Sheriff's officers in Cerritos, California, September 15.
September 28th, 2012
02:06 AM ET

Producer of inflammatory anti-Islam film arrested, ordered held without bail

From Stan Wilson, CNN

Los Angeles (CNN) - Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man allegedly behind the inflammatory film "Innocence of Muslims," was ordered held without bail Thursday after being arrested in California and accused of violating his probation.

"He engaged in a likely pattern of deception both to his probation officers and the court," Judge Suzanne Segal said in issuing her ruling.

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- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Crime • Islam

soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Terry Miller

    When your President is a Islamist sympathizer who has no personal morals you can count on his goons to make an arrest like this.

    September 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  2. JustPassingby...

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6zuKbBlmRo&w=640&h=390]

    Reply from muslims :)

    September 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  3. TonyBurgeBiz

    Hey CNN, way to really misrepresent a news article (and I am a CNN supported, mind you). This article, appearing under the Belief section, has lead many ill-read and ignorant people to believe he was arrested because of the film. Please move from belief section–his arrest was based on fraud and probation violation without any influence from the contents of his boring movie.

    September 30, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  4. David N

    Has Religious Freedom in America officially ended?

    September 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • TonyfromUS

      Has the inability to read the article in its proper context never started?

      September 30, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    September 29, 2012 at 6:44 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. The degree to which your assertions may represent truths is 0.0. To help you understand the degree to which your assertions may represent truths, I will access my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE). Using my IEE module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      September 29, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • TonyfromUS

      It sure does...like make people rant and rave and murder in the name of religion.

      September 30, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      October 1, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  6. onestarman

    HIDDEN under his Coat and Scarf and Hat MORBO rubs and clicks his mandibles signaling the Insectacon Invasion.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  7. Silent Majoriy

    Please everyone no matter how much we like conspiracy theories but he was actually arrested for the crime he did commit which was fraud and he broke the violation for his parole. There is nothing more to this anymore we can all go back to watching American Idol, Modern Family, etc...

    September 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  8. hinduMithraism Christianity baseofhindufilthyracism.

    hINDUISM ABSURDITY IN BOOK OF hINDU MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, LABELED AS BIBLE, CRUCIFIXTION, BUT CRUCIFICTION IN REALITY.

    According to book of Mithra ism savior ism called bible, factious figure claimed to be like Jonah,
    Jonah jumped in to sea, JONAH WAS ALIVE
    Jonah was swollen by fish, JONAH WAS ALIVE
    In the belly of fish, JONAH WAS ALIVE.
    Fish spitted out Jonah on beach, JONAH WAS ALIVE.
    JONAH NEVER DIED, NOR DID, FABRICATED FIGURE JESUS, ACCORDING TO BOOK OF hINDU MITHRA ISM, PAGAN ISM, SAVIOR ISM LABELED BIBLE. HE NEVER DIED ON SIGN OF hINDUISM, RACISM CROSS, AS FOLLOWER OF HINDU MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY CLAIM TO hIND FOOL HUMANITY IN TO GENTILE ISM, SLAVERY OF hINDU JEW'S, CRIMINAL SELF CENTERED, DENIERS OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE.

    According to book of hindu Mithra sim, savior ism, Christianity bible factious figure Jesus trans figured in to another person on front of his dispels. By account of book of hindu Mithra ism, bible factious figure Jesus was arrested by Romans for pesictution at his last supper by information given by Judas, but as they claim, factious Jesus kissed Judas with smile and Judas smile in return,
    BUT JESUS TRANSFIGURED IN TO JUDAS AND JUDAS TURNED IN TO FORM OF JESUS, IF THEIR CLAIM OF TRANSFIGURATION IS TRUE, ONE ON TRIAL AND HINDU, RACIST CROSS WAS NOT FACTIOUS JESUS, THEY CLAIM BY THEIR HINDU FABRICATED BOOK BIBLE BUT JUDAS, AND THEY PRAY TO JUDAS AS THEIR GOD, AND JUDAS AS THEIR MITHRA, SAVIOR.
    SO MUCH FOR THEIR BOOK OF HINDUISM ,LIES BIBLE TO BELIEVE IN. ONE HAS TO BE A hINDU TO BELIEVE IN HINDUISM, LIES AS TRUTH.

    FOR TRUTH ABOUT BOOK OF HINDUISM, RACISM CALLED BIBLE PLEASE VISIT limit is the truth.com and click on word Choice to open file on website.

    September 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • david mann

      You are in serious need of spell-check, AND professional medical help. That is the most discombobulated bunch of nonsense I have EVER read. You are cukoo booby

      September 29, 2012 at 3:21 am |
  9. SPA Knight

    Another gesture of apology by a weakening government to appease terrorist organizations that now run the United Nations. The greatest generation must be turning in their graves or squirming in their chairs watching this cowardly government at work. They fought to protect our freedom only to see it slipping away for their grandchildren.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • Huebert

      OR the L.A. sheriffs department arrested a parole violator. In other words they did their job, regardless of the political appearance.

      September 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian

      You'd have to be blind not to see the clear political motivation for his arrest.

      September 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  10. Rational Libertarian

    Free speech?

    September 28, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  11. Eric

    He is an idiot, but he has the right to be an idiot. It is a scary day in America when we lock people up for using first ammendment rights.

    He is being locked up for "parole violations", but the real reason is to placate those overseas who are rioting against us. Very dangerous precident we are setting and a very bad message.

    September 28, 2012 at 10:47 am |
    • myweightinwords

      If he has violated his parole, and it sounds like they have ample evidence that he has, the law dictates that he goes back to prison.

      Pretty simple.

      And yes, he has the right to express his opinion, but that doesn't exempt him from paying the consequences of doing so.

      September 28, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • ME II

      It would also be a sad day if his violations were overlooked in order to avoid looking like a pretext.

      September 28, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  12. Andy

    Wait....isn't that the "O" thing from He-Man????

    September 28, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • Andy

      http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2717905531_9e178f05d1_o.jpg

      September 28, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  13. niknak

    What a punk.
    Makes a film specifally to incite violence, then hides himself like the invisible man.
    Coward, on so many levels.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:44 am |
    • WASP

      @nik: they should have made him remove all that BS before escorting him out. let all of us have a good look at this ass. i wonder if his parents are proud of him? lol

      September 28, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      This man has the bravery to point out Mohammed's flaws and show Islam and its followers for what they really are. How is that cowardly?

      September 28, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • ME II

      @Rational Libertarian,
      Apparently, he used fake names and lied to the cast in order to get this crappy film produced. Doesn't sound too brave to me, even if what the film portrayed was even remotely true, which is highly debatable.

      September 28, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • SPA Knight

      If we can arrest this guy for making a movie or "violating probation", then we can arrest anyone for using free speech. Watch out Hollywood, you may soon be censured if Obama doesn't like the content or they incite displeasure by those that are trying to find excuses to impose their violent terrorism on the US. Michael Moore and Bill Maher get a pass but this guy gets arrested. The 2nd Amendment is next.

      September 28, 2012 at 11:52 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      Spies lie and use fake names. It doesn't detract from their bravery.

      September 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  14. justuandme

    Held without bail is just saying you are better off in here buddy since we can't afford to keep our officers protecting your @$$. Since you created this mess you are going to have to live with the protection we can give you for the moment. They just finally found an excuse to hold him, thats all.

    September 28, 2012 at 7:21 am |
  15. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    September 28, 2012 at 5:10 am |
    • 200 TON HAMMER

      Please tell me there are more then 100,000 christian churches in the usa why are not all those christian churches not bringing jewish people back too Isreal????????

      September 28, 2012 at 6:47 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. The degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is 0.0. To help you understand the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements, I will access my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE). Using my IEE module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      September 28, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • 200 TON HAMMER

      Hal9001 you are a lame person who thinks man made beliefs are the way too go,man has cause all this Global man made poverty and sickness you clown

      September 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • 200 TON HAMMER

      Hal9001 I have six deployments with two branches of us military service and knowing that clowns like you are ungrateful lug heads

      September 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Hamsta

      Hal, your idiot meter is broken. You choose to not believe in something because you can't detect it with your five senses. You may be able to feel, smell, and hear air, but you can't see or tastes air. Better yet you can't feel, taste, smell, hear or even see the AIDS virus but it can and will kill you dead. One day you will meet the grim reaper and find that God is very real. Make sure you continue your life of foolishness and arrogance because when you meet the grim reaper it will be to late to "believe".

      September 29, 2012 at 6:04 am |
    • bob

      Hal jesus and main poster are all same person they really need to make people login to post

      October 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  16. 200 TON HAMMER

    can any body truely explain 1st Kings Chapter 8:41~43 and why the Urim~Thumim are comeing back too exposed Islam

    September 28, 2012 at 4:14 am |
    • Bibbledy Babbledy Boo

      Ancient ethnocentric Hebrew propaganda - that's what.

      September 28, 2012 at 4:29 am |
    • 200 TON HAMMER

      Why do jewish men and women pray at the western wall of Jerusalem???
      Where is the european roman empire????? Did Wisdom create the sun and moon or did religion create the sun and moon????????why do they print six $100 bills for every $1.00 bill that is printed?????

      September 28, 2012 at 6:41 am |
  17. Tom, Tom, the Other One

    I knew we would find a crime to charge this fellow with. Now we can allow his extradition to Libya (yes this is sarcasm).

    September 28, 2012 at 2:50 am |
  18. notQuiteAConspiracy

    Follow the money.

    September 28, 2012 at 2:19 am |

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