Authorities Arrest Man Behind ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video


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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, believed to be the producer of an anti-Muslim YouTube film trailer that’s fueling protests worldwide, was arrested Thursday in California on charges of parole violation.

Nakoula, who wore a sheet around his face during his arrest to avoid reporters’ cameras, was ordered held without bail, according to CNN.

“He engaged in a likely pattern of deception both to his probation officers and the court,” said Judge Suzanne Segal when deciding not to set bail.

Nakoula was sentenced to a five-year parole for bank fraud in 2010, one of the terms of which was a prohibition against using an alias without his parole officer’s permission. When the video first made hea…
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