Free Nakoula!

Rush Limbaugh casually mentioned the fact in the wake of the new Benghazi revelations that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Christian producer of the much-discussed video, the Innocence of Muslims, was "somewhere in California." He is not. In its wisdom, the U.S. Department of Justice decided to bury him in Anthony, Texas, a largely Hispanic town at the very westernmost tip of West Texas. Mr. Nakoula resides there at the Federal Correctional Institution -- La Tuna and will continue to do so until August 26, 2013. Why West Texas? It seems likely that the Feds don't want him talking, and so the further from a media too indifferent to look hard, the better. At the suggestion of his attorneys, I wrote to Nakoula a few months back asking for an interview. He has not replied. There is good reason for him to remain silent. When arraigned in November 2012, Nakoula, as part of his plea deal, was sentenced to a year in prison and four years of supervised release. The Feds have it within their...(Read Full Post)