This meme has been infecting my Facebook newsfeed lately, and I thought I'd reply. The facts are these...
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula spent a lot of his life making drugs, evading taxes, and commiting bank fraud, all acts that landed him in various institutions over the years. Because of the last fraud conviction the terms of his probation included no using alias or Internet usage without his probation officer's approval.
He violated both when he made Innocence of the Muslims, in addition to sparking protests where more than 70 people wound up dead. Nakoula ended up with a year in prison, and four years probation. As far as I can tell, he has never expressed any remorse or apologized for the trouble he has caused.
That's a bit more than simply "upsetting Muslims."More »