We were told after September 11, 2001 that those who wished us harm did so because of our freedoms. We then had freedoms taken from us via the implementation of the Patriot Act, the federalization of the TSA and other power grabs by the federal government.
Now fast forward eleven years to the day. As a result of Islamic protests across the Middle East, freedom is once again under attack. The same president that signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with its section on indefinite detention, has now blamed a man that created a film for getting all those Muslims riled up, ending in the deaths of four Americans, including an ambassador.
It is highly questionable now that the anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims is the real reason behind the protests, seeing as how organized they were, not to mention the date they took place on.
However, now we see that the First Amendment is under attack. While Muslims are apologized to by Barack Obama and our own State Department, a man is woken in the early hours of the morning and carted away to be questioned by authorities for making a film!
A southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was interviewed at the department’s Los Cerritos station near his home, Sheriff’s Deputy Don said.
Walker said Nakoula traveled voluntarily in a squad car with deputies.
The issue is not that Nakoula went with the authorities. The issue is that they even came to his house to question him. He did nothing wrong. Yet they still showed up and wanted to question him. Not only is it an issue of a violation of the First Amendment, but should make us wary of where we are headed in this country when officers come to question someone about a film in which no crime was committed.
To make matters worse, the State Department is now referring questions concerning the attack on the U.S. consulate to the Justice Department. That’s right, the questioning of Nakoula, since it is assumed to be a part of this, will no doubt wind up behind the stonewall of the Obama DOJ. This is the same DOJ that has been stonewalling Congress for 20 months in regards to Operation Fast and Furious. I’m sure we won’t hear any real and legitimate details of any of this.