Obama’s America: Jailed for Blaspheming Against Islam

President Barack Obama believes his re-election gives him a mandate to continue on his path to “fundamentally transform” America. He is well on his way to fundamentally transforming the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech to a more Sharia-friendly version.

The transformation is playing out before our eyes in the persecution of the producer of the anti-Islam video blamed by Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials for the Benghazi murders that took the lives of Ambassador John Christopher Stevens, Navy Seal Tyrone Woods and two other brave Americans.  The day after Obama’s re-election victory lap, the video producer, Mark Basseley Youssef, was sentenced by a federal district court judge to one year in prison for violating the terms of his probation. The Obama administration had gone after Youssef relentlessly, using probation violations as a convenient pretext to arrest and prosecute him.  The real goal was to punish Youssef for blasphemy against Islam – a crime under Sharia law.

The sorry record leading up to the Obama administration’s trashing of the First Amendment speaks for itself.  On September 14, 2012 – three days after the Benghazi terrorist attack – a memorial service attended by President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and family members of the fallen heroes was held at Andrews Air Force.  When approached by the father of Navy Seal Woods, Clinton vowed to him that the Obama administration would “arrest and prosecute” the producer of the video.  In her remarks at the service, she denounced the “awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with” as the cause of the violence.

On September 27th – barely two weeks after Clinton’s vow to “arrest and prosecute” the video producer – Youssef was arrested and held without bail on the trumped up grounds that he had violated his probation linked to a prior conviction for the non-violent crime of bank fraud.

Experts on the subject have said that prison detention without bail while waiting for a probation violation hearing is highly unusual. It is even more extraordinary in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision last year concluding that severe over-crowding in California’s state prisons was unconstitutional and ordering the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to reduce its prison population. Are federal prisons in California and elsewhere so uncrowded that they have room to house routine non-violent criminals who have violated their probations?  Not if you believe a report issued last month by the Government Accountability Office, which concluded that the federal prisons are dangerously over-crowded.

However, the case of the producer of the anti-Muslim video is no ordinary case. Sharia law demands punishment for insulting Islam and its prophet.  And President Obama had to demonstrate that he was following up on his promise to the Muslim world during his June 2009 Cairo speech that, as president, he would “fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

During his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2012, Obama blamed the “crude and disgusting video” for sparking “outrage throughout the Muslim world.”  He declared: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Youssef provided the perfect foil for the Obama administration’s battle to cleanse America of blasphemy against Islam.  It wouldn’t let an obstacle like the First Amendment protection of Youssef’s right of free speech to get in its way.  As George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley wrote:

“The distrust shown by many free speech advocates, including myself, is that the Administration has a checkered history of claiming to support free speech while supporting the creation of an international blasphemy standard. The federal agents quickly moved against the filmmaker after the controversy. Probation rules are written in a way that make it relatively easy to find violations. The immediate scrutiny left many with the impression that the Obama Administration wanted to show Arab allies that the filmmaker was under arrest while professing a commitment to free speech.”

Sure enough, the Obama administration brought in an experienced prosecutor on the case to make sure that Youssef would be punished for blasphemy indirectly by using the artifice of a probation violation.

Robert Dugdale, the criminal division chief for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, was assigned to handle the video producer’s case.  Based on the type of high profile cases he has handled during his long career, probation violations would seem way below his pay grade.  Unless, of course, Youssef’s prosecution by a high profile prosecutor was meant to send a very public message to the intended audience – the Muslim world.

Dugdale wanted to exact a pound of flesh for Youssef’s probation violations. He threatened Youssef with a two-year prison sentence, which exceeded the twenty-one month sentence imposed on Youssef for his underlying bank fraud conviction – most of which Youssef had already served in jail before being released on probation.  Rather than risk a longer sentence than what he was originally put away for, Youssef bowed to the inevitable and took a deal for a one-year term.

On November 7th – the day after the election – U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder, a Bill Clinton nominee, sentenced Youssef to one year in prison.

Youssef is in jail so that Obama can turn to the Muslim world and say that he takes their concerns about denigrating their religion seriously.  Hillary Clinton can rest a little easier, knowing that she kept her vow to Tyrone Woods’ father that the video producer would be arrested and prosecuted.  Meanwhile, the killers themselves have yet to be brought to justice and the hateful Islamist ideology that is at the root of the violence remains alive and well.

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  • Mary Sue

    Yeah, that's suspicious and scary.

    Obama is selling you all out.

  • Greg

    Political prisoners, this is Obama's US – i.e. China. Obama is Muslim world's hostage.

  • Coptic John

    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” said Obama
    and I say … the future must not belong to those who appease Muslims like you

    • NAHALKIDES

      The future belongs to those who have the right to say whatever they please about the prophet of Islam – if there are any such people left on the face of the earth.

    • Shane

      I agree 100%, John, We must focus on the 2014 elections and get more Republicans elected to Congress. After 2 more years of a slumping economy, Americans will be ready for a real change.

      • amicus101

        You need a hostile Congress to keep Obama tame.

  • Blake Mulder

    except this video is responsible for the deaths of many, to have this man go unpunished would be simply unintelligent and wrong to the family's who lost loved ones because one bigot red neck decided to make a video trashing the faith of a majority of the world. The simple i.q to realize this must be higher then i had previously thought

    • Joseph Klein

      Except that this obscure video has been proven to have had nothing to do with the pre-meditated terrorist attack in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 that had followed at least two other terrorist attacks on our consulate and an attempt on the British ambassador's life that caused the UK to close up shop in Benghazi. The Obama administration ignored all the warnings, did nothing to bolster security despite pleas for help, did nothing during the seven hours of battle to try and save Americans who died needlessly and then spent the next few weeks before the election covering up what really happened.

    • Tom Kucera

      WRONG Blake,. The video had NOTHING to do with the attack in Benghazi. In this country we are not supposed to punish people for having an opinion no matter how offensive. When our government abuses the power of the "justice" system to appease it's political friends and so clearly set aside the protections of the bill of rights it takes us one more step toward statist tyranny.

    • Dave

      Except this cheesy video was made by an Egyptian and not some bigoted red neck.

    • JimB

      Blake – your posting just enraged someone on the south side of chicago and they shot a kid in the head over it… You better turn yourself in for being responsible for this death. To let you go unpunished would be simply unintelligent and wrong…

    • kafir4life

      Blake, They are NOT "a majority of the world". For every muslim on this planet, there are at least THREE that don't follow the teachings of that pedophilic butthole mohamat that invented islam, and shat the contents of the terror guide, the koran. How can a "video" be responsible for deaths? A video is just that, a video. It was muslims behaving as muslims are taught to behave.

    • Mary Sue

      The guy that made the video isn't even WHITE, dude, how in the blazes can he be a "redneck"?

    • daniel metz

      how about the black panthers video s where they say they aint afraid to kill some honkies, the panthers put out so much stuff about killing honkies and their white babies and no one ever says any thing about them . all the while we sit back and watch jerks like faracon call for the killing of jews and no bummers own preacher saying whites will go to hell. black leaders for years have condition their follows to hate whites and commit crimes against them
      the only people that won when nobamer was elected is blacks and muslims

    • UCSPanther

      I guess throwing huge riots over a stupid and extremely corny movie is a valid reason in your naive mind.

      When in doubt, blame whitey.

    • Stuart Parsons

      Youssef may be an idiot, but he killed no one. The victims were killed by the misled and irrational followers of a non-existent god and a delusional self proclaimed, so-called 'prophet'. The misled igiots of Islam have been flying into rages and going on murderous rampages for 1400 years.

    • Shane

      You are a dhimmi to Islam, as is Obama. It is disgraceful that you and Obama do not stand behind America's first amendment right to free speech. We must oust a President who thinks it's his duty to enforce Islamic blasphemy laws. Christains are insulted all the time, but you don't see us rioting and murdering people, but that's not the case with Islam. Islam is a religion of war and hatred, while Christianity and Buddhism are the real religions of peace. Clueless liberals like you are the one's who are too stupid too realize that Islam is the biggest cause of hatred and violence in the world.

    • TashaTchin

      Uh, the real reason this FBI INFORMANT is sitting in jail is because the local media was getting too close to discovering that this alleged Israeli Jew/Coptic Christian film maker was actually a Palestinian MUSLIM most likely from the area around that little town of Bethlehem!!! Yeah, that's right — an FBI informant AND a Palestinian Muslim — NOT a "bigot red neck" born in the USA. While not wanting to let a good crisis to go to waste, the Obama administration is using this criminal (convictions for illegal drug manufacturing, identity theft and bank fraud) to promote anti-blasphemy laws — and, making free speech advocates look like anti-Muslim bigots. These crafty Muslims have you coming and going and you haven't even the slightest clue that you are being had. BTW, the video didn't cause any deaths, culturally immature morons are the reason for the deaths. I don't remember anyone getting killed over the Piss Christ "art" exhibit, just Mohammed cartoons…

  • mike

    To have this man punished for something he did NOT do is unamerican and just like the coward-in-chief to put the blame on someone other than himself. This is a shame and typical of the leadership of BHO. Shame on all those who voted for this coward and muslim!

    • burt

      he "offended"…. "our" muslim – enough to get punished.
      S H A M E

    • TashaTchin

      The criminal is being punished for doing something prohibited under his terms of his parole, namely, using a false identity. After all, he did go to jail for identity theft AND defrauding banks using false identities. Hello?!?! When drunk drivers on parole for drunk driving get caught driving drunk, they go back to jail for parole violations. Same thing here. Besides, he is a Muslim running a "false flag" operation against Jews and Coptic Christians by making this "trailer" while falsely claiming to be, alternately, an Israeli Jew and a Coptic Christian — so Jews and Christians get the blame for the anti-Mohammed blasphemy. Why is anyone defending this Muslim criminal? He should be de-naturalized and deported back to Bethlehem where he belongs.

      • Mary Sue

        Except the whole thing happened in CALIFORNIA, where parole violation isn't taken very seriously. In fact they just had to pretend some people on parole violation didn't violate parole because their jails are overcrowded. And many of those people did far worse things than make a movie.

  • Jane Baer

    anyone can go on ou tube and tpe in Islam Video and watch the short tape…it is NOT offensive. Did people think there was porn or nudity or curse words or bathroom humor…there is none. A handsome actor acts the part with sumpathy and fully clothed other actors act minor parts. I tried to be critical and the only thing I could think Obama found "disgusting" or "offensive" in the video was when a couple of soldier-types seemed to agree with multiple female partners part of Islam…just a grin and how is it that that isn't the case…Obama is ok with south park's take on Christ…the video was respectful in comparison. Check it out , it is still on you tube

    • linda edwards

      this is really sad how many videos have muslims or kids of islam put out saying they want to kill jews nobammer bum never threatens the muslims for their crap putting out garbage calling for the killing of jews or whites as a black person it is embarrassing that nobammer lets the panthers make videos abut killing whites and their babies and muslims killing all jews
      in fact nobammer loves wright and farahkaun and both of them preach the hate for jews

      New Black Panther’s Graphic Charge: We Need to Kill White Babies by Bombing Nurseries http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-black-panther… this might sound funny to some people but many follower of this racist group would be all to happy to carry out the comands

  • Headed4TheHills

    11/07/12 – the date America died. Mourn her passing, you lovers of Freedom. Mourn as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave settles onto the ash heap of history. Gone is your Freedom of Speech. Yes, you may still freely express your opinion, but the Govt reserves the right to arrest you for it. Gone your freedom of Religion. Yes, you may worship where and how you choose (or not) but not if your Christian. Gone your Right to Keep and Bear Arms for the Govt is backing the UN's Weapon Bans. So mourn the passing of the dream.

    And witness the birth of Amerika, Home of the Oppressed and Land of the Breadlines. Your thoughts will be given to you. You movements will be monitored. You will be controlled by the forces of King Obama. You will be educated / indoctrinated. You will be controlled. You WILL BE HAPPY!!! All Hail the USSA!!!!

    On a more positive note: I would like to thank all those who have served our country in the military. Your service and sacrifice is deeply appreciated. God bless you all.

    • Ruthlessma

      Won't be long we'll have the opportunity to chose our burqa in two colors, black or black.

    • Spider

      Yes – Obama will give us free bread and Circusess until the Debt Bomb EXPLODES along with the inevitable financial / social collapse which will follow Then he can implement the Marxist takeover he has planned after the collpse he engineered is complete

  • Steve Chavez

    WHERE'S THE ACLU??? Isn't this right up their alley?

    Where is Congress protecting "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" and questioning those who took the oath to protect the CONSTITUTION including Obama and Hillary!

    OBAMA WILL OFFICIALLY CONVERT TO ISLAM!

    BUT DON'T WORRY, J. CHRISTopher Stevens will be Obama's and Hillary's DOWNFALL!

    • Mary Sue

      From all the lies, deceptions, and half-truths that Obama's been feeding America over the years, that would not surprise me in the least.

    • Mike Travis

      He doesn't need to convert. He is already a lying muslim even if he denies it. In islamic law, if your father is a muslim you are a muslim. End of story.

  • Ruthlessma

    We are flying our American flag at half-mast to mourn the death of a Republic.

  • Blake Mulder

    It is illegal to incite a riot in the united states of america, this video dipicted the prophet of the muslim faith, which, IS offensive to thier culture, even though many refuse to see that. AND seeing that the embessy is technically U.S soil, this man incited a riot which lead to the death of AMERICANS. Also, i have to say im dissapointed in this great nation for harboring people who still belive our president is a muslim or becoming a muslim, the majority of the nation voted Obama to be president REGARDLESS of the foul play that was attempting to discourage voters in liberal areas, please my fellow americans, turn off fox news and learn free thought

    • NAHALKIDES

      First the video had nothing to do with any riot anywhere in the Muslim world. Second, it wasn't a "riot" that caused the deaths of our people in Benghazi, it was a deliberate act of war by terrorists who are out to destroy us. Third, there was no "discouragement" of voters in liberal areas, although there were a few attempts to keep those who had no right to vote from, in fact, casting a ballot.

      Finally, speech which makes people so angry that they go out and riot is not, in fact, what "incitement to riot" means – you actually have to tell people "go out and riot". If I write the sentence "Mohammed was a pedophile" that is NOT "incitement to riot" even though some crazy Muslims choose to do so after reading it – it's fully-protected free speech.

    • freedomthinker

      You wrote: i have to say im dissapointed in this great nation for harboring people who still belive our president is a muslim or becoming a muslim,

      So, for "free thought" you advocate against people living in the U.S. having personal beliefs that disagree with yours? You classify those who disagree with you by believing your president is a muslim or is becoming a muslim as those who are being harbored, as though all those citizens/citizen wannabes are criminals based on their beliefs.
      How can anyone have "free thought" if their thoughts and beliefs are not free because you disagree with their thoughts as to whether someone is muslim based on actions taken in favor of muslims and their beliefs while taking away the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution? Suppose someone gains power who believes that your thoughts are not in line with theirs and you have offended those who have heard something you said or wrote and you are arrested for voicing your beliefs? How will you feel when that day comes?
      Muslims do not want anything said about their "prophet" even when it is the truth if the one saying it is not a believer, or is using the truth about him to show him in a less-than-flattering light. If a true believer were to say that the guy liked little girls and said it with awe and admiration, his speech would be fine with other muslims. If a non-muslim/former muslim says the same thing but with disgust, it is worthy of death. Many citizens of this and other countries have a problem with those kinds of thoughts. But none of those are allowed to claim offense to the point of deadly riots or attacks against consulates in order to kill those inside.
      And it has been pointed out here, and admitted by those in charge, that it was never the video.

      • Mary Sue

        actually, they're not too keen on fellow Muslims "slandering" Mohammed either, this is used to "prove" that fellow Muslims are "apostates" in petty revenge schemes around the world. But if an Imam says it, well, that depends. Either they think it's fine or they bulletize him.

    • Mary Sue

      Turn off Fox news? (well, I don't get it anyway so that's moot)

      What the hell happened to the Liberal Ideals of Freethought as it concerned EXAMINING ALL OPINIONS?! Being a Liberal isn't about picking only Liberal things to listen to. It's actually about weighing what each side says and deciding on your own, not based on having Chris Matthews and Michael Moore wired directly into your brain.

      Irony: People who tell other peple to turn off Fox News or other such media because they are afraid it brainwashed them are themselves wholly and irretrievably brainwashed.

      There was no riot in the United States of America, so your argument is invalid.

    • victoria baxter

      obamma is a muslim and everything he does helps ither his race or muslims, you would have to be black to think that obamma wants do anything to promote America
      this is how obamma and his black followers really feel New Black Panther’s Graphic Charge: We Need to Kill White Babies by Bombing Nurseries

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      “Under siege.” That’s how New Black Panther Party Chief of Staff Michelle Williams describes the black community in Tampa, FL, site of the GOP convention. And you can bet she blames Republicans, whites, and “tea baggers.”

      So during an Aug. 12 rant on Black Panther radio, she let loose not only on “crackers” but also on black conservatives. During a particularly colorful diatribe explaining why she hates whites and why all blacks should, too, she vowed that as long as whites keep characterizing blacks as “ni**ers,” her “feet [will be] on your motherfu**ing necks.” funny the only people I hear call blacks the n words like n$$$ga are other blacks so they dont seem to have an issue with it they just want a war on whites

    • Shane

      Another gutless, liberal dhimmi heard from. You have no spine, just like Obama.

    • http://www.facebook.com/george.austin.140 George Austin

      Good grace. How stupid are you. I see you have never read the queeran nor heard the news. As with all rear end kissers you sprout the zombie democrat line and lies. The blind will know the truth and call it a lie then turn and swear the lie is the truth. You got it. BTW What exactly would make you say BHO is NOT muzlim?? His actions, har, har, har.

  • burt

    1. video has not "dipicted" anything.
    2. not a muslim??????????????????????????? His ring (see any photo, hes always wears it) reads:
    'THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH'
    You are discussing things you have no idea about. Grt back to your sleep.

    • http://twitter.com/ibrahlyne @ibrahlyne

      Burt u r right let him go back to sleep.

  • http://twitter.com/ibrahlyne @ibrahlyne

    I have read all of this but the writer is trying to be biased !!!!!!!!!! sometimes we need to be considerate when we are writing ,,being sincere also.

    • Mary Sue

      It's pretty difficult for any human being to be unbiased.

  • Free Speech Rules

    In response to the bounty placed on the head of the producer of the movie ‘Innocence of Muslims’, the US embassy in Islamabad has cancelled the visas of Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour and his wife, and banned him from visiting the United States in the future.

  • Tanstaafl jw

    Beware the wicked messenger!

  • John

    I don't understand what is so "Christian" about insulting other people's religion, especially in a vulgar manner. Especially that religion's Prophet. True Christians would not like if someone were to insult Jesus so why would you insult the Prophet of Islam. What happened to WWJD? That goes out the window where Islam is concerned right? I am starting to believe more and more that nobody seems to practice their religion and instead worship the God of Consumerism and Capitalism. The bottom line is money.

    • Joseph Klein

      The issue is not whether it is "Christian" or any other religion's tenet to approve insulting other people's religion. The issue is that offensive speech – including vulgar art and writings that insulted Christianity, Judaism and plenty of other religions and beliefs besides Islam – is supposed to be protected legally from government interference by the First Amendment. That is now in jeopardy.

    • Mary Sue

      Um, dood, Jesus wasn't always nice. He called the Pharisees whitewashed tombstones.

    • Fritz

      When someone insults Christians and Christianity, the usual response is to write a letter to a newspaper, or an elected official, respond on a TV program, or at most file a lawsuit. When someone supposedly "insults" Islam, the response is rioting, arson, rape, and murder. I say supposedly "insults" because they tend to exercise situational standards about what offends Islam and when, like the Danish cartoons, generally used as an excuse for rioting, arson, rape, and murder.

    • http://www.facebook.com/herbert.b.seel Herbert B. Seel

      John darlin', what is Christian and not Christian is not at issue here what is at issue is the fact that the administration failed to defend several american citizens and lost them to a terrorist attack which was planned before hand, not part of a demonstration gone awry. Also at issue is the fact that this fellow who produced this miserable video has the right to be as ignorant as he wants to be. I am traditional Catholic and from time to time videos come up on youtube with someone defiling a consecrated host. We get together and tell youtube what it is that is offending us so badly and they have the good grace to take it down. We do not quarrel with freedom of speech but we do not wish to have our Lord blasphemed. Yet we do not plan terror attacks and kill people over a crucifix in a jar of urine. The fellow who made a video that I found hard to label offensive except that it was awful should not be persecuted for his speech. The people who planned and executed a terror attack should be sought out and terminated with extreme prejudice. But I doubt that will happen because we have gotten wierd.

    • http://www.facebook.com/george.austin.140 George Austin

      Please tell me how, when telling the absolute truth, it can be called insulting?? The flick showed old moo humping a child, animals, the dead, and other assorted men and animals. The queeran, hadiths and such all SAY THE SAME and brag what a cocksman old moo was. Super human desires it was called. The flick is funny as can be.

  • Chanameel

    According to an article posted on May 10, 2012, by The American Thinker

    "Under the guise of Freedom of Religion,
    Hilary Clinton held a summit last December called
    "The Istambul Process" that actually promotes the global blasphemy law relentlessly pushed
    for over a decade by the Saudi-based, "Organization of Islamic Cooperation" to combat the
    defamation of Islam."

  • http://www.vladtepesblog.com vladtepesblog

    Last night I made this short video on this exact matter:
    http://mrctv.org/videos/why-would-clinton-claim-a

  • JCS

    "You now have a republic. If you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin
    Well Ben I don't think we can.
    What's next, imprisonment for criticizing Islam on the internet?

    • mlcblog

      sounds about right

    • Mike Travis

      That is already here. Why do you think the producer of that video was arrested?

  • JCS

    A crucifix can be submerged in urine and not only is it legal but the liberal art czars demand taxpayers pay for it. Blaspheming Jesus is constant in our culture and I don't see Christians rioting and demanding the perpetrators be jailed. But then in liberal America there are 2 favored religions – Atheism and Islam.

    • IMPACT

      JCS – You forgot the religion of Liberalism…Liberalism, Atheism and Islam..

  • garyfouse

    I have always scoffed at the idea of political prisoners in our country. Now I have seen it happen.

  • Ghostwriter

    I wouldn't be surprised if the filmmaker decided to sue the Obama Administration for what happened. And that lawsuit may be coming sooner than we think.

  • The Truth

    I find it disgusting and immoral that a Harvard Trained Lawyer is whitewashing a man who violated the conditions of his probation after setting up 60 false identities and defrauding banks to make Hasbara videos. The perp was even busted with a counterfeit license. The degree of criminal endorsement at Frontpage magazine is insidious and culminates in blatant contempt for the law.

    • Joseph Klein

      This isn't about probation violations. It's about appeasing the Muslim world by punishing blasphemy and using the probation violations as a pretext. If you can cite other recent cases in California, with its over-crowded prisons, of a sentence for probation violations that is more than half of the sentence imposed for the original crime, please share with us. You just don't want to deal with the real truth.

      • The Truth

        The “real truth” as you espouse it appears to be that bank fraud, identity fraud, and meth dealing as well as probation violation are acceptable practices if they are in the service of anti-Muslim agitation.

        • Joseph Klein

          He already served most of the 21 month sentence in jail for his original bank fraud crime. You still have not come up with any evidence that a one year jail sentence for a probation violation, which is more than half the sentence for the original non-violent crime, is standard practice in California where the jails are already dangerously overcrowded. Youssef was "arrested and prosecuted" in Hillary Clinton's words and thrown in jail for making the "awful" video insulting Islam, with the probation violation being used as a handy excuse.

          • The Truth

            What there is already evidence for is that Mark Basseley Youssef is a criminal who robs banks using check kiting and false identities and who send theft and drug money to Walid Shoebat’s cousin, spending the rest on hepatitis medicine and Hasbara videos. What you are trying to do is scale down Youssef’s behavior by making a spread of comparisons to all of California. So there is also evidence of your moral depravity.

          • Joseph Klein

            You're avoiding the issue of prosecution directed from the highest levels of the Obama administration (see Hillary Clinton's quote in my article), which was seeking jail time way out of the norm, in order to punish Youssef for upsetting the Muslim world with his offensive but constitutionally protected video. Instead you resort to ad hominem attacks – the usual tactic of those with nothing substantive to say and willing to turn the real truth on its head.

          • The Truth

            I am laughing off the issue. It is not really an issue. It is simply an obstacle that you</> raise. You. You are Joseph Klein and you are raising the counterfeit complaint that Mark Basseley Youssef, the man, the criminal, the drug dealer, and fraud is a persecuted hero and prisoner of conscience. These arguments do not manufacture themselves out of thin air. And you charge me with ad hominem! Mark Basseley Youssef (the homo in flagrante delicto) committed some crimes, and then another man named Joseph Klein (the homo mendax) is trying to idealize him and criminalize the President and the police and even the court system of California. They would have laughed in your face when you said Youssef ought to have been measured against every other similar criminal in California and given a sweeter deal. Clearly that kind of moral depravity is not only substantive, it is endless, and you, the man, give it the force of the written "news" article.

          • Joseph Klein

            It's useless trying to reason with the homo absurdus.

          • TashaTchin

            Joseph, Thomas Paine observed over two centuries ago: 'To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, is like administering medicine to the dead." However, "The Truth" has a point here that you seem to be missing.

            "Basseley" (this seems to be one of his most used aliases) is a FEDERAL prisoner and as crowed as California's prisons may be with foreign-born criminals, Basseley is in a FEDERAL lock up, not a State prison.

            Also, Basseley is most likely a MUSLIM pretending to be, first, a naturalized Israeli Jew, then a Coptic Christian in,order to cast blame for the "blasphemous" video clip on "Crusaders and Jews" in the Muslim world just ahead of 9/11.

            If you had done your homework, you would have discovered that Basseley was acting as an FBI informant on a Palestinian terrorist financing case and that was why he was given such a light sentence and early probation. Joseph, you are defending an undercover agent/operative of Islamic terrorists.

            You need to spend more time following the history of Basseley, how he entered the country and when, and how he managed to get his US citizenship. My bet would be that he was a recipient of an illegal alien amnesty and got his US citizenship at one of the fraud-ridden Citizenship-USA centers (we had 2 here in California) during the scandalous Clinton administration citizenship giveaway. He wouldn't be the first terrorist asset to get US citizenship that way that we know of.

            "The Truth" is on to something, you do a disservice to the truth by writing off "The Truth" as some crackpot. Our local L.A. media was bearing down on this guy's actual identity before the Feds swooped in and locked him away from inquiring scoop-hungry reporters. That didn't happen to quash Basseley's First Amendment rights. Something else was going on and your lack of curiosity on that front is the obvious reason for "The Truth's" frustration.

    • burt

      read it, The Turd(th) – bho is not a lawyer, his licence was revoked. Counterfeit ? his soc. sec cards – he has a few…birth certificate made of several layers…..winning election with 50% more votes than Romney, while before election being behind him…………………
      YES.
      That's the disgusting and immoral individual…….. do not join him.

    • Stuart (Austin, TX)

      OK, Carl Williams, the author was not "whitewashing a man who violated the conditions of his probation," he was observing the rather obvious fact that this particular probation-violator has been treated VASTLY more severely than any other non-violent probation-violator. Ordinarily, law enforcement doesn't "spring into action" like this (i.e., virtually instantaneously, and holding the probation-violator without bond) unless ordered to do so from Washington. The whole thing stinks to high heavens, and the chilling effect on speech is so manifest that the ACLU should be ashamed of itself for its silence on the matter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/herbert.b.seel Herbert B. Seel

      We aren't talking about the supposed 60 false identities and defrauding banks or any couterfiet license. We are tlking about freedom of speech which he still retains as a human. We are also talking about an administration that chalks up the murder of Americans and it refusal to react in an appropriate manner to distress calls from those Americans and then blaming it on some dope who makes really bad videos.

    • Ghostwriter

      What I find immoral,The Lie,is your disgusting anti-semitism. You're just as bad as Schlomotion is.

  • jajjajtheman

    remember folks….we're all in this ship of state together….just because you're on one side of the argument doesn't mean the entire ship will not go down….this fomenting of intolerance among a lot of individuals only hastens the sinking of the ship of state….remember this this the UNITED STATES!!!!!!!
    Not left vs right…conservative vs liberal…

  • pyeatte

    Fundamental Islam is the enemy of the human race. Nothing good has ever came of it in its 1500 years. It must be identified and treated as a debilitating disease, to be shunned by all free people.

    • Mikel

      Amen to that. Has anyone considered that the "antiChrist" might not be a person but an ideology? Given that the koran calls on muslims to kill, behead, rape, and enslave people, it could fit the projection of the antiChrist.

      • pyeatte

        Good point – it certainly fits.

      • TashaTchin

        Yes, and the interpretations of the imams allows the good Muslim to lie in order to promote the interests of Islam. Like Basseley lied when he pretended to be, first a naturalized Israeli Jew, and then a Coptic Christian — when he is most likely a Palestinian Muslim from Bethlehem doing fundraising scams (drugs, bank fraud) to help finance terrorist organizations and also anti-Western propaganda (the video). Sadly, however, you fail to recognize this Muslim wolf in Coptic sheep's clothing and seek to protect him.

  • kenny b

    I had a dream last night – President Obama boarded a plane bound for Tokyo on Dec. 8, 1941 to ask Hirohito what it was that America had done to anger the Japanese, and to suggest that the issues could be resolved diplomatically! I'm nostalgic for the wet dreams that I used to have. The new ones are too frightening.

    • pyeatte

      The Japanese military was mad at us because we were preventing them at gaining easy access to Asian oil, which they needed to continue military operations for more than about 16 months. The attack was to disable our Pacific Fleet for many years, and allow Japan time to establish complete control over the Pacific Rim.

  • devdeep

    islam is a curse

  • BS77

    The sheeple have spoken (voted)…..now they get what they wished for.

  • mlcblog

    I observe that Obama's highest priority is protecting Islam from anything bad being said against it and exacting punishment when that does happen. Period.

  • Mary Sue

    Irony: Hypocrisy in islamic fatalism:

    If general everyday things happen that are bad "it is the will of Allah".

    EXCEPT when things happen like the killing of Osama bin Laden.

  • BUTSeriously

    Trick Q:

    How many Muslims did Muslims behead for broadcasting TV shows of Blood Libels and Protocols of Zion?

  • fiddler

    Yes. Jailing a film-maker is supposed to atone for the murder of 4 Americans including two who ignored an order to stand down from coming to the aid of their comrades. How tidy!

    I have no confidence that the president and the secretary of state will be brought to justice for their knowingly doing nothing to aid those who died. The Congress it too timid. This morally disgusts me. I know that this has not gone unnoticed in heaven and will eventually be punished.

    Frankly, the father of Tyrone Woods should have spit in her face! How ironic that both elected officials this man dealt with are Alinskyites!

  • Peter

    Imprisoned on old beat up charges to prove to the Muslims that we will take a stand against this film.
    Give me a break, this smells so much that the fish factory next door is releasing a new line of perfume.

  • Peter

    What gets me is that people really believe everything that the cult of the dead pedophile say and stand for!
    Call me stupid but is anybody listening out there to the crap these invaders of the west are preaching?

  • Randall Crawford

    hmmmm, Christian crusades, war between Catholics and Protestants, I guess no one can kill like a Muslim. The people who insite by burning kurans or making movies are no different than the bartender who sells booze to a driver who kills, oh but he didn't kill that family, but he is held responsible. Don't tell me they do it to make peace.

    • Mary Sue

      *facepalm*

      If an Imam told US to abandon gay marriage, otherwise people WILL die in violence by "the faithful", would you capitulate?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    On using the video as a medium to help convince the American people to put Islam and Sharia above the US constitution, nothing but a crescendo of silence. I don't even recognize Republicans today.