Anti-Muslim Film Might Have Started Out As Credit Card Fraud (VIDEO)
There is rioting in the streets across the Middle East. From inside our growing theocracy, the American Tealiban (who is partly behind the video) is busy touting its moral superiority over the fragile democracies and other theologies. Each of the three legs of the philosophy behind our first amendment: the right of free speech, freedom of religion and the right to peaceably assemble, are being pitted against each other and it’s causing a constitutional debate that can be heard around the world.
Most throughout the world, including many of the rioters’ own country people, feel that the violence should end and the lawbreakers should be brought to justice.
No one inside our government is calling for censorship of the film, disingenuously called, “Innocence of Muslims.” Most Americans seem to feel it was the right of the filmmaker to make the low-budget YouTube movie, yet many feel it was dangerous, intentionally provocative, stupid and unnecessary. As it turns out, it may be all of the above, but it might also be something much more mundane and even directly criminal. It could be a credit card scam.
Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks on Current TV has uncovered the original version of the film, which was in Arabic and marketed toward Muslims as an attempt to defraud their credit cards and to incite violence.
According to Uygur, the original version of the film was called, “The Innocence of bin Laden.”
“To all Muslims and Arabs good news,” read the materials, according to Uygur. “We will show the movie of the century. The Innocence of Bin Laden and will know who is the real terrorist and who killed our women and children.” RawStory
After Muslims were fooled into believing the movie was about bin Laden, they were subjected to a thorough mocking of their prophet, Muhammed. But that wasn’t it. The movie poster showed a phone number. For $3.99 per minute, people could call a phone line. The Young Turks’ producer called the hotline and his prepaid card was charged $119 to essentially leave a message.
Here’s the video:
The more we learn about the filmmaker, who we now believe to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the more the credit card fraud aspect of the film makes sense. It was reported Saturday that Nakoula is being questioned by police in California for parole violation. He was convicted in 2010 for bank fraud after opening credit cards and bank accounts under fraudulent Social Security numbers.
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