Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the 55-year-old filmmaker responsible for the anti-Muslim video that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice initially and wrongly blamed for inciting the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, is still being held at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) without bond.
It has been almost one month since Mr. Nakoula was arrested for allegedly violating the terms of his probation for a 2010 bank-fraud conviction.
“Nakoula was ordered detained — held without bond — by a federal judge, who determined he posed a flight risk,” said Thom Mrozek of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.
Mr. Nakoula’s next court date is on November 9, three days after the presidential election. In the meantime, while the Obama administration passes blame around over who dropped the ball with the attack in Benghazi, Mr. Nakoula remains locked up and muzzled in a Los Angeles detention center until after the ballots for president are counted on November 6.
What’s the difference between Nakoula and Manning? For one thing, Nakoula isn’t accused of breaking the law. Manning is accused of passing government secrets to Julian Assange. All Nakoula did was exercise his First Amendment rights by making a really bad film clip.
Let Nakoula go. Obama’s cover story is blown now. We know the movie had nothing to do with the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate. Where is a man with a fatwa issued for his head going to run to, anyway?