Saturday, September 29, 2012

Then They Came for the Mohammed Filmmakers and I Did Not Speak Out

Posted by  Bio ↓ on Sept 28th, 2012

“We can rejoice in the knowledge that the future belongs entirely to us!” Adolf Hitler
 Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind The Innocence of the Muslims, has been officially arrested. His official crime is breaking probation, his unofficial crime is making a movie. Had Nakoula made a movie four years ago denouncing Bush and been picked up afterward for probation violations, then the ACLU and every media outlet would be up in arms declaring that we now live in a police state.
And now after Muslims murdered four Americans and rioted across the world calling for Nakoula’s arrest, they got what they wanted and the media will cheer.
Nakoula faces up to three years in federal prison after being arrested Thursday for alleged probation violations. Probation officials have recommended a 24-month term for him. He faces a maximum of three years in prison if found to have violated his parole.
Congratulations America, we are now officially a moderate Muslim country. After all he’s only getting two-three years in prison for violating probation making a banned movie. In Morsi’s Egypt, a Coptic Christian just got seven years for a similar offense. So for the moment we are more moderate than Egypt. And we should be proud of that. Just imagine if Morsi were running things instead of a cheerful fellow like Barack Hussein.
Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal ordered Nakoula detained, citing a “lengthy pattern of deception” by the man, adding that he poses “some danger to the community.”
What danger might we ask does Nakoula pose to the community? His convictions were for fraud. Is he going to spend the time until his trial tricking people into buying the Golden Gate Bridge?
Nakoula’s attorney, Steven Seiden, asked that his client be released on $10,000 bond, saying that he was not a flight risk. He also said his client would be in danger at the downtown Metropolitan Detention Center because of what he said was a large Muslim population at the lockup.
Prosecutors told Segal they have been assured that the detention center has protocols to house “inmates of notoriety,” and contended that Nakoula would possibly be safer in custody.
No doubt. Safe as houses.
There was a poem that the left revived around the time of the Bush Administration. They meant to use it on behalf of Muslim terrorists, but perhaps we should start using on behalf of those who offend Muslims.
First they came for the Cartoonists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Cartoonist.
Then they came for the Filmmakers, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Filmmaker.
Then they came for the Writers, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Writer.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.