Yeah, sure. It is just total coincidence that suddenly they decided that this probation violation was the one probation violation they could not and would not tolerate, while untold numbers of other violators of probation still roam free today. Tell me another. “Anti-Muslim filmmaker’s sentence unrelated to content, judge says,” from the Los Angeles Times, November 8:
The filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Islam film that sparked rioting across the globe, was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday but not because of the movie’s content, prosecutors and the judge said.
Mark Basseley Youssef was arrested in late September after a trailer for the film, which portrays the prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and a pedophile, was uploaded onto YouTube and caused widespread outrage. Youssef was under a type of federal probation at the time, and admitted to violating terms of that probation in court Wednesday.
“I’m not going to say much about the movie because he’s not here because of the content of the movie,” Assistant U.S. Atty. Robert Dugdale said.
“Agreed,” U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder said abruptly, interrupting the prosecutor….
Despite remarks made by the judge and prosecutors, Youssef’s attorney told reporters outside court his client was being punished for exercising free speech.
“In my opinion, the government used these proceedings to chill my client’s 1st Amendment rights,” Steven Seiden said….