He served his time. And, more importantly, his purpose.
The man behind a film that stoked anti-U.S. protests across the Muslim world was due for release from federal custody in California on Thursday after serving time for probation violations stemming from his role in making the video.
The 56-year-old Egyptian-born Coptic Christian, Mark Basseley Youssef, gained public notice for the crudely made 13-minute anti-Islam video he produced in Southern California that portrayed the Prophet Mohammad as a fool and sexual deviant…
The start of the unrest on September 11, 2012, coincided with an attack on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Libyan city of Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Links between the Benghazi assault and Youssef’s film have since been debunked.
Yeah, those links have been debunked, haven’t they? Another thing that’s been debunked: the idea that the Obama administration actually believed a stupid YouTube video was responsible for the murder of an American ambassador for the first time since the Carter administration. That they didn’t know from the start that it was a coordinated terrorist attack.
They scapegoated this guy. Obama actually got up in front of the United Nations and blamed the First Amendment for a terrorist attack against Americans. And the whole miserable lot of them have done nothing but lie their asses off about it ever since. Meanwhile, this guy sat in jail for making a YouTube video, while the actual Benghazi attackers roam free.
Just remember, America:
(Hat tip: Ed Morrissey)
Update: State Department has ignored security recommendations after Benghazi, report finds. Why not? What do they care?