Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Alleged Mastermind Behind Anti-Islam Film, Taken in for Police Questioning

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula questioned by federal authorities
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Innocence of Muslims filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was taken in for questioning by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies just after midnight Friday. It is believed that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is in fact Sam Bacile, the man tied to the movie, which sparked widespread protests in the Middle East, where U.S. embassies were targeted, possibly contributing to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who were ambushed at the embassy in Benghazi. Right wing blogs are going nuts. One in particular, Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds accused President Obama of sending in “brownshirted enforcers,” AKA Nazi paramilitary-types, to question a man who’s on probation for bank fraud. Power Line is puking right wing venom. It’s a little comical.

Seems like Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is a little punk because he hid his face with a towel and hat as he was escorted by police into a waiting car. LA County Sheriff’s department spokesman Steve Whitmore told NBC4 that deputies assisting the federal probation department took Nakoula to the sheriff’s substation in Cerritos for interviewing. LA Now reports that as of 1:40 a.m. Saturday, Nakoula has not been arrested or detained.