Nobody's rights have been stripped here.He had been ordered not to own or use devices with access to the Web without approval from his probation officer -– and any approved computers were to be used for work only. "Defendant shall not access a computer for any other purpose," the terms read.
Another staffer who worked on the film said he knew the producer as Sam Bassil. That's how he signed a personal check to pay staff.
Several other aliases -- Mark Basseley Youssef, Yousseff M. Basseley, Nicola Bacily and Malid Ahlawi -- were all listed as aliases in the indictment. Other court documents listed Thomas J. Tanas, Ahmad Hamdy and Erwin Salameh also as aliases.....snip~
Federal officials quiz filmmaker linked to anti-Islam video - CNN.com
He had every right to make the film he did.
He's scum for trying to trick the people involved and lying about it etc.
If he had just made it and was candid about it, he wouldn't be scum. He'd be another confrontational contrarian tweaking people's noses. Tweaking noses and pulling beards is a fine, honorable and necessary tradition which is a just demesne of assholes--it provides them with a socially useful function.
Personally, I think that there need to be more of these ultra-stupid, ultra-crude, propaganda pieces made. Keep them coming until indignation fatigue sets in for all the morons who get murderous over it.
How much of a fool and someone else's tool do you have to be to let the people who made that film have that kind of an influence on your actions?
I may be wrong.
Now that this guy is in custoday I assume all our embassies are now protestor-free zones?
I'm going to blame this latest unrest on "Bin Laden is dead...GM is alive".
im no fan of moore, but at least he isnt scared to show his face in his films or hide behind an oscure alias. 'too loud and too proud' is how id describe him, but not cowardly like this guy.
and from your professional archair foriegn advisory position, just what actions should obama take?
While he had a right to make the film, he did not have the right to publish the film pursuant to the terms of his probation. There are no Free Speech violation arguments as far as I can see.
Of course, we'll never see such action from him. He hasn't owned up to one single failure since he started running back in 2007. And, given his penchant for finding someone else to blame, he's found the perfect patsy in this filmmaker.