In response to And here I thought sacrilege wasn’t cool any more:
If you thought that anti-Mohammed video maker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was no longer in jail – you would only be partially correct. When author and journalist Jack Cashill caught up with him Monday – six months after he was supposedly freed – he was still confined to a halfway house in Orange County, California.
“Why did you punish me again?” he asks angrily of the Justice Department. “Why? It was not in original judgment.”
It turns out – not all types of sacrilege are created equal.
Cashill recommends that among the questions Trey Gowdy’s select committee on the Benghazi attacks should ask is, who leaked Nakoula’s sealed sentencing transcript?
This is the one question that haunts Nakoula most. “Why did the government release the deal?” Nakoula asked me. “Why did they put my life in danger?”
Nakoula does not exaggerate. On September 14, 2012, Smoking Gun published the document under the headline, ” Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitch.”
Nakoula, a Coptic Christian from Egypt, had been arrested in June 2009 for his role in a check-kiting ring. He chose to cooperate in the fed’s pursuit of the ring’s mastermind in return for a lesser sentence.
Someone in the federal government released this sealed document less than 48 hours after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first blamed the Benghazi attack on Nakoula’s video, “The Innocence of Muslims.”
“The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,” said Clinton on the night of September 11 while former Navy Seals Ty Woods and Glen Doherty were still fighting for their lives on a Benghazi rooftop.
This was the same Hillary Clinton, by the way, who a year earlier happily applauded Broadway’s “Book of Mormon,” a scandalously potty-mouthed riff on the Mormon religion with charming lyrics like “F*** you, God, in the a**, mouth, and c***.”
It’s also the same Hillary Clinton who refused to brand the al Qaeda-linked militant group that recently kidnapped 200 Nigerian girls, (among other horrors), terrorists.
The State Department under Hillary Clinton “fought hard” against placing Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations, Josh Rogin reports at The Daily Beast.
And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the American government’s ability to confront the Nigerian group that shocked the world by abducting hundreds of innocent girls.
The State Department under Hillary advocated a “social-justice agenda” to counter the Islamist group that even al Qaeda finds too extreme.