Obama’s First Political Prisoner Begins One-Year Prison Sentence

“When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross,” Sinclair Lewis wrote in, “It Can’t Happen Here.” But as it turns out, fascism came to America wearing an Obama 2012 photo, filtered through Instagram, and carrying a Koran.

Charles Woods, the father of the murdered SEAL left to die by Obama in Benghazi, reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told him, that they were going to “arrest and prosecute” the man behind the Mohammed movie.

Mission accomplished.

Mark Basseley Youssef may be a scoundrel and a liar. His movie may be hideous and false. He may have violated his probation. But there are probation violators all over the country today, roaming free after getting a slap on the wrist for their probation violation. The probation violation is a pretext. Youssef’s imprisonment is for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. Obama is trying to appease the Muslims who rioted and killed over the video, and to do what he can against the freedom of speech now, until such time as he can get “hate speech” laws in place that will enable him to finish the job.

Youssef had one of the top Federal prosecutors in California sicced on him and the same media maggots who threw a hysterical fit when Ari Fleischer merely told Bill Maher to shut up, have nothing to say. Oh pardon me, they do have something to say. They assure us that this political prosecution has nothing to do with the movie.

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 womanizer.

That’s according to the AP. But according to the Prosecutor actually handling the case… .

However, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Dugdale argued Youseff’s lies about his identity have caused harm to others, including the film’s cast and crew. The movie sparked violence in the Middle East, killing dozens.

So it’s not about the movie, except it’s about the movie. So Obama has his first political prisoner, probably not the last. Muslims get upset easily and it will take a lot of political prisoners to appease them.

Freedom of Speech? Oh it’s one of those we used to have in the old America. Like Freedom of Religion. Before the thing that couldn’t happen here… happened here.


  • Thomas Wells

    There is no future in America for a president who attempts to create an unconstitutional establisment of religion of the followers of the prophet of Islam.

  • trickyblain

    So much for FPMers and the rule of law. Seems Greenfield is telling us that breaking the law is "pretext" for prosecution. Strange.

    Did or did not Youseff break the law?

    Was he of convicted of such in a court of law?

    Does he not have a long history of criminal activity (priors)?

    While some other probation violators may not be caught, they surely don't advertise the violation to the entire planet. Youseff did.

    A political prisoner is jailed solely for political reasons (i.e., speaking against a regime). Youseff is in jail for being an abject moron for publicizing his criminal activity.

    And what the hell is a "Shillman Journalism Fellow," anyway? The only place I've seen that fellowship referenced is by the folks who apparently bestow it upon themselves. Sort of pathetic…

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Lots of Russian political dissidents are currently charged with "breaking the law."

      The question is the motive behind the charges. A political motive behind criminal charges makes one a political prisoner.

      Youseff is in jail because the Obama Administration decided to appease Muslims.

      • trickyblain

        So, nothing about your illustrious tile of "Shillman Journalism Fellow"? What is i? If you want to keep it secret — like a tree fort — it's ok, man. I'm a "All that's Good, Factual and Truth Fellow." Just made it up and it felt good!

        Charges are now irrelevant. He's not charged, he's convicted. He's convicted of breaking the law. And, of course, breaking the law in Russia is not the same as it is here. Unless you are a paranoid freak who thinks Obama is Stalin. Most folks aren't. Most folks won't buy your drivel. And the "Freedom Center" will never convince them otherwise. Because folks, in general, know f'ing hacks when they see them.

        Youseff is in jail because he broke the law, then publicized it.

        An interesting martyr, though. Keep it up!

        Are you denying he broke the law, or simply excusing it?

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Clinton boasted that she would arrest and imprison a man who made a movie that Muslims found offensive.

          And it's done.

          That's the bottom line and all the noise in the world can't cover that up.

        • American Thinker

          Stop cruising websites looking for trouble. No one here agrees with you, most of us are highly educated and dismiss your observations and criticism as obvious drivel.

          I think Daniel Greenfield is an amazing journalist and I'm grateful for his articles. If you disagree, move on TROLL.

    • PaulRevereNow

      If a doctor was driving to a hospital to save someone's life, and went through a stop sign or ran a red light; and was pulled over by a cop, and given a ticket; you would ignore the doctor's motivation, and if he/she was given the maximum penalty of 30 days in jail, you would agree with it. Meanwhile, the patient died. In the same manner, you and others like you have killed liberty. You sacrifice the good for the perfect, every time. You are a fascist, sir.

    • Mo_

      Oh, please. This man is in jail for making a movie that tells the truth about the child rapist prophet of Islam.

      What's worse is Obama using this guy as a scapegoat for Benghazi. Sickening!

  • Mary Sue

    I wondered if they'd passed sentence on the dude. How, so quickly? Did the guy plead out or something? Or was it just automatic on the premise of the "parole violation"?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He pleaded out.

      • trickyblain

        Because he's a political prisoner. They always plead out of judicial systems.

        • Mary Sue

          there are many reasons for pleading out, including taking advice from lawyers who say it's not worth it to risk a jury or judge trial.

  • Jim Dandy

    Certainly if you're in violation of parole it's a good idea not to come to anyone's attention. It's also good not to be in violation of your parole, and also to not be on parole. This guy has made some judgement errors. On the other hand the movie is a hit and I hope it becomes a cult classic.

  • Flit Andersen

    Huh…I recall Streisand, Clooney & the rest all hyperventilating because George Bush "COULD" peek at what books you took out of your local GOVERNMENT library. But this? Not so much….

  • David W Johnson

    History is much like an 8-track tape. It can't be stopped and it plays the same songs repeatedly.

  • dajjal

    "The Innocence of Muslims" is not false, it is true. The depiction of the death of Kinanna is not accurate, but otherwise, it is conceptually accurate. For the details, see this blog post which documents the theme of the trailer. http://dajjal.posterous.com/innocence-of-muslims-

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com adinakutnicki

    The implantation of the boot of Shariah is the root of the issue. And the fact that the Islamist-in-Chief wants to co-join with Islamists, to make 'Islamophobia' a crime, is their test case here. He wants the UN to oversee American speech! For if they can get away with it, without too much of a problem, then the field is wide open for its implementation. http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/09/shariah-law-e… and this -http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/26/the-white-houses-revolving-door-for-muslim-radicals-courtesy-of-the-islamist-in-chief-addendum-to-the-muslim-mafia-their-overarching-plan-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/
    Welcome to Obama's Socialist/Islamic America!
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel -www.adinakutnicki.com

  • marios

    who is Power in WH for more 4 years? BHO, Clinton and accomplices who said "I am responsible" knowing that MSM cover their criminal violation which resulted US ambassador and 3 US seals assassinations and it was just another rhetoric for them. They don't care about any of us, citizens, any responsibility. We are living in already post constitutional country with immoral seized power thanks to corrupted, biased MSM. All Muslims voted to BHO. It is horrible sign.

  • Mo_

    "a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and womanizer."

    In other words, it told the truth!

  • marios

    The BHO advisor #1 Valery Jared said that now after Obama reelection is time for those who was in opposition to him, pay high price and they would be in hell. Oppression is socialists weapon against their opposition. All such regime used oppression ( GULAG, for instance). If Rep's party establishment will not realize that they objectively guilty for this election resulted as they did not defend GW Bush, great personality and Patriots this country congresswoman M. Bachman and Sarah Palin, etc Dem's will use oppression with political opposition. Rep's elite should not compromise with BHO as he as Charles Krauthammer said had not has mandate.

  • dfallisherman

    Marios, Valerie Jarret made that statement and a day later Obama said in Wisconsin that the "Tea Party Must GO." Many of us, mostly Tea Party participants, know exactly what she was saying and they have tried to oust Lt. Col. Allen West and every other candidate supported by the TP. The fact that they have threatened openly, citizens of the United States has left little impression on the media or the thugs who voted for Obama. They don't care. They only care about freebies and cell phones. If several thousand die, not a problem for them, because most liberals believe in depopulation, anyway.

  • Ghostwriter

    I think Mr. Youseff may decide to sue the Obama Administration. I've got a feeling that's going to happen in the near future.

  • wynne

    Pfft! He got one year.. hardly on the same level as a political prisoner… much more in keeping with the sentence of a petty criminal. oh wait he was charged with petty crimes

  • 99magna

    The fat lady has not yet begun to sing but oh what a glorious song it will be. The stain of Obama will only be history but it will be judged harshly.