‘Innocence of Muslims’ Filmmaker Gets a Year in Prison

A federal judge sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef, the filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims,” (the anti-Islam film that sparked rioting across the globe) to a year behind bars after the man admitted to violating the terms of his release from an earlier conviction. No word on plans for “Muslims 2 the Squeakquel”

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  1. lethargicj

    November 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I don’t understand why this isn’t the biggest news story in the world. This guy is in jail because he made a shitty youtube video! A video people only saw because the President lied to everybody and used it as a smokescreen to hide a terrorist attack. This guy is ONLY in prison because the President lied, yet NOBODY cares. Land of the free, home of the brave, freedom of speech….and we send a guy to prison for making a movie, and re-elect the lying cocksucker. If this happened under George Bush we’d have all these occupy idiots marching up and down every street in the country.

    • TBVickroy

      November 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      @lethargicj you want to get upset over lying? How a about a president who lied us into invading the wrong country, namely Iraq. That’s something to be pissed off about. So it did happen under Bush and ona grand fucking scale so get over your self righteous indignant ass.

      • creepboot45

        November 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

        @TBVickroy  @lethargicj The fact that Bush allegedly lied a long time ago does not justify Obama’s more recent lies.

      • lethargicj

        November 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        @TBVickroy  @lethargicj Yes, he most certainly did.  George Bush is a giant sack of shit. What does that have to do with anything?  Why does Bush lying excuse a man being put in prison because he made a Youtube video?  What the fuck are you talking about?

    • Cletus from Brooklyn

      November 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      @lethargicj even better, he gets 4 more years to pull this shit again. Oh Barry, what a turd…

      • Beer

        November 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

        @Cletus from Brooklyn Funny thing Is that everyone blames bush for lying about weapons of mass destruction…every time someone attempts a terrorist plot with a bomb they charge them with attempted use of weapon of mass destruction..ironic

  2. drikulus

    November 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Facism…  I’m going to shut up and disappear now…

  3. ShowerBench

    November 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    wow that’s awesome.  people should remember their right to make videos ends where my hurt feelings begin.

  4. FLprodivider66

    November 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Could be worse…he could have been beheaded 😮

  5. Pool Keepers Son

    November 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    He was put in jail for violating his release conditions for a prior conviction, not for making this film

    • ShowerBench

      November 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      @Pool Keepers Son But the feds investigated him directly after Benghazi because he made the film they wanted to blame.  It was a fishing expedition toward the end of scapegoating him for Obama’s debacle.

    • lethargicj

      November 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      @Pool Keepers Son But the violation is that he used a false name to direct the film under and when he was asked if he directed the movie he lied and said he didn’t.  THAT is why this guy is prison. So yes, it is 100% because he made the movie.
      The police only tracked him down BECAUSE he made the movie. Why were police resources and time wasted to hunt down a guy who made a youtube video? He shouldn’t be in prison because the police never should’ve questioned him in the first place.
      This is the most bogus shit ever. He used a fake name and lied because he didn’t want Muslim’s blowing up his house. It wasn’t like he was trying to change his identity to do some illegal crap, he was using a pseudonym like a million people before have. This is a completely trumped up charge to make this guy’s movie the scapegoat for the Bhengazi attack when we all know it had nothing to do with it.

      • Pool Keepers Son

        November 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm

        @lethargicj as a condition of his release or probation, he agreed to certain terms and conditions of which he is not allowed to lie to probation or other officials as described in his conditions. I believe all he had to do was lawyer up and he does not go to jail

      • lethargicj

        November 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm

        @Pool Keepers Son  @lethargicj Keep missing the point you blind idiot..

      • Pool Keepers Son

        November 7, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        @lethargicj ok a convicted felon has a heart attack in his home, his son calls 911 and the paramedics show up with the police and see a gun. He gets better then goes to jail. That was his agreement with the court

      • Skyhawk

        November 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

        @Pool Keepers Son  @lethargicj Not mentioned in THIS article is that he was arrested and held while ‘authorities are trying to determine if he violated the terms of his probation’.
        So, while you are technically correct, they arrested him, THEN they found a reason.

  6. declinometer

    November 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

    This guy is the fall guy for a gun running operation to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria gone bad. Putin put a hit on Ambassador Stevens in retaliation for the USA sending left over arms from Lybia to Turkey to smuggle into Syria. Obama knew what the attack was all about and could not send aid for fear that his entire illegal scheme would be revealed. Instead he sacrificed 4 lives and came up with this YouTube lie to cover his ass.

  7. TSheehan

    November 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    In California you barely get a year for killing somebody let alone violating parole. Use your 1st amendment rights and the gov’t don’t like what you say you go to jail now. This issue has nothing to do with his parole violation.

  8. bmqq316

    November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    And the man who made “Gap” is still walking around free.