Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced

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Updated: 11/07/2012 2:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

Fifty-five-year-old Mark Basseley Youssef was immediately sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder after he admitted four of eight alleged violations including obtaining a fraudulent California driver's license.

Youssef served most of a 21-month prison term in the bank fraud case. Federal authorities wanted Youssef to serve two years for the violations.

None of the violations had to do with the content of "Innocence of Muslims," a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and a womanizer. The movie sparked violence in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, killing dozens.
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Paladin - 11/8/2012 12:41 PM
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SO kdavis52, he gets away with the latter because it is called FREE SPEECH! We still have it in this country. Just because it is not to your likeing doesn't mean it can't or shouldn't be said. Thats what happens in places like Libya.

Paladin - 11/8/2012 12:36 PM
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This would be the film that Obama used as a cover story and lie for two weeks to deflect the truth that Al Queida successfully committed another terrorist attack on the US, ON 911 no less. The whole issue over the film is a tempest in a teapot. The conspiracy to cover up the truth on the attack however should lead to a full blown investgation and impeachment. But it won't with all the sheeple in this country who continue to bow down in blind adoration to the anointed one. Another four years of this deceipt and corruption makes me want to vomit!

kdavis52 - 11/8/2012 11:02 AM
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So he gets away with the latter? Maybe he should be turned over to Libya.

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