Jailed 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Vows to Finish Movie Blamed for Benghazi
On Tuesday, jailed filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula spoke out. Nakoula was blamed repeatedly by members of the Obama administration for his YouTube video on Mohammed supposedly spurring the Benghazi terrorist attack of September 11, 2012. That accusation was false. Speaking with FoxNews.com, Nakoula – who is scheduled to be released from prison in a few weeks – vowed to continue his film on Mohammed, The Innocence of Muslims. Nonetheless, Nakoula refused to criticize President Obama:
He saw all the angles, that is why I cannot say nothing against that, you know, he saw more than me, he know more than me … Who am I to criticize commander-in-chief?
He actually thanked the government for protecting him, even though the father of one of the Benghazi victims said Obama administration top officials vowed to come after the filmmaker. Nakoula said of his controversial film:
It is not a religion movie. I’m not insulting that religion. I have friends – Muslim friends. I have a lot of Muslim friends … and not all the Muslims believe in the terrorism culture. Not all of them – some of them believe in this culture. That’s why we need to fight with the culture, not with the Muslims.
Nakoula will leave prison in September. He was thrown in prison for violation of probation for using a computer.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).