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'Innocence of Muslims' Producer

ARRESTED

9/27/2012 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0927-nakoula-wenn-3The producer behind the anti-Islam movie "The Innocence of Muslims" has been arrested.

According to the U.S. Attorney's spokesman, 55-year-old Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested today in California on a probation violation stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction, for which he served a year in prison.

A judge has ordered Nakoula to be jailed for the violation.

How Nakoula violated his probation is unclear -- the probation report is sealed -- but under the terms of his probation, Nakoula was banned from using computers and the Internet for 5 years without prior approval.

It's possible Nakoula's arrest stems from a use of the Internet -- which would make sense because "The Innocence of Muslims" first rose to notoriety on YouTube.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

692 days ago
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Mel    

LOL just the US's way of putting the fire out!!

692 days ago
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Jim    

Welcome to Obama's America. Did they come at 4 AM knock at the door to arrest him?

692 days ago
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Melissa1987    

Well he did violate his probation. Anyone else (besides lindsey) would have been arrested too.

692 days ago
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Lee    

So much for free speech. Let's cater to the arabs some more. Obama strikes again. Socialist pig!!!!!

692 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

5 years with no internet? Yikes. I cant imagine living in this day and age without internet access.

692 days ago
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SMASHED    

DEPORT

692 days ago
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Bellaca    

Let's not support terrorism. Muslims are not victims here. Extremism is the issue. Killing people for speaking the truth about Mohammad.

692 days ago
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What You Really Want To See    

He violated probation... and common decency, with his comb over!

692 days ago
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Urall Khuntz    

Slut wife, you have a problem. They are going to persecute this man for a satire, and freedom of speech? Probation violation my arse. They have to kiss the ass of the mid east. Get Obamanation out of the white house, and slut wife between her husbands legs on her knees.

692 days ago
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midwest gal    

God forbid you say anything about Allah or make a crappy video for youtube about isn't sympathetic to muslims. Now that is a terrible crime! Freedom of Speech is precious you all. Obama doesn't like freedom of speech. I think he wants to supress it.

692 days ago
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anon    

There goes free speech. That includes TMZ, Harvey.

Wake the he!! up!

692 days ago
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Woot    

He was banned from using computers and the internet, but did it anyway. THAT'S why he was arrested.

692 days ago
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James25    

I thought there was free speech in America. I guess not. Welcome to Obama's America.

692 days ago
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Woot    

Why would you KNOWINGLY tick off people who have a rep for the ugliest of revenge methods and zero qualms about carrying them out? It's just crazy, 1st Amendment or not.

692 days ago
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