The Film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ — Made By Terrorists?

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Sep 27th, 2012
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by Walid Shoebat

When it comes to the film Innocence of Muslims, our government and the media use a narrative mired in contradictions and false statements provided by the filmmaker, who himself is an untrustworthy source.

If we stick to what can be proven we might obtain the possibility that terror supporters produced the film. Muhammad Al Dura and Paliwood are two cases in point, showing the type of stunts used by Palestinian terrorists.

So lets examine facts instead of the filmmaker’s fiction:

Court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin.

Eiad is a Muslim terror supporter and is not an Egyptian Copt.

He comes from Beit Sahour, Bethlehem and is well known by the FBI and the Arab community as a conduit for Middle Easterners who can obtain authentic, legitimate identifications, from passports to credit cards including many nationalities. He then places these identifications in the hands of dubious characters to use for fraudulent purposes.

In fact, I revealed Eiad Salameh way before this whole fiasco erupted—in 2008, and the first knowledge of Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14, 2012 by the Smoking Gun, which provided court documents that prove these two connected in 2009 in a major financial scheme.
The narrative that circulates in the media fails to answer crucial questions behind the mystery of this film.

For example, to date, no one has stepped forward or can confirm for certain that whoever holds an identity by the name of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, is even that man. He, after all, held several identifications, including Muslim names. He could have easily presented a valid I.D. when he was arrested, yet he was likely not the man in that I.D.

Such a claim isn’t easily dismissed; if an Egyptian by the name of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is blamed for angering over a billion Muslims, it would not be that difficult to find the entire family in Egypt, including brothers, cousins, aunts, siblings, wife, wives, ex-wives, mistresses, pet names and all. Especially since Egypt sparked all the riots that spanned over 30 some nations.

In the Middle East you are known by your clan, yet Egypt cannot produce this man’s family and background?

Besides this, why would Nakoula, who claims to be a religious Coptic activist, have extensive connections with Eiad, a man who I know hates Copts and is well-known to be the best schemer the Middle East has produced and has contacts with terror networks?

This terror connection is not void of evidence. The Daily Beast reported regarding Nakoula’s arrest (emphasis added):

“The bust came around the time the feds were launching Operation Mountain Express, which would become a huge investigation into pseudoephedrine-dealing involving numerous people of a Middle Eastern background. The authorities initially insisted there were no links to terrorism, but suddenly switched and decided that a chunk of the money was going to Hizbullah.”

The Eiad-Nakoula connection was likely terror related.

Nakoula first presented himself as an Israeli Jew, a thing Eiad also did for years. He fraudulently holds an authentic Israeli passport.

To date, no one has produced proof to authenticate Nakoula, yet evidence shows with 100% certainty that both my cousin Eiad and Nakoula had multiple fraudulent identifications, as we showed in our detailed report, which includes valid court records, a U.S. Trustee report, credit report and our correspondence with Canadian intelligence.

How is it possible that these two strange bedfellows would snuggle up together? On the one hand, we have an Egyptian-Coptic-anti-Muslim-activist-fundamentalist-Christian turned Meth-dealer and on the other hand, we have a Muslim-Palestinian scam-artist-terrorist.

Some might counter that these two only had a fling; after all, Nakoula was simply a runner for Eiad in 2009.

What has never been disclosed until now is that the two were linked for at least a decade from the year 2000, and not only in an involvement in 2009.

Nakoula had used “P.J. Tobacco” and Eiad was linked to a tobacco smuggling operation into Syria in 2001 by using a fictitious name A&M Trading, as revealed in the U.S. Trustee report in 2001.
Nakoula used M&A Trading in 2009 with his pseudoephedrine dealings.

He simply switched letters; A&M became M&A.

Nakoula used Eiad’s last name “Erwin Salameh” portraying himself as Eiad’s brother.

We also ascertained from our contact in the IBC that Eiad was also involved with someone with a last name “Tanas” and Nakoula had used the name “Thomas J. Tanas.”

Both clans “Nakoula” and “Tanas” exist in Eiad’s village in Beit Sahour, Bethlehem. It is still the little town of Bethlehem as it was in biblical times.

Now let’s examine his motives.

I obtained the Sawa radio interview in Arabic of this supposed Nakoula. He was asked, “What is your position on the Jewish and the Christian faiths?” Nakoula responded, “I have no calling for these religions.” He continued to state that he was an author of several anti-Islam books (written in Arabic) refusing to give the titles of his books.

Yet, if court documents give his legal name as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, I found no books under that name. Nothing. And neither was anyone able to produce any.

The media’s narrative has nothing, and this supposed Nakoula was proven a liar a hundred times over.

Yet the media purports that the man is a Christian activist Copt. All this man’s claims were proven lies, except this one is believed?

Even what his friend stated to the court — that Nakoula is “a God-fearing man whose first priority is his family” — contradicts what he said in Arabic; he is not interested in Christianity or Judaism and is possibly a Muslim.

So who funded the film? Nakoula claimed that he produced the film with money ($50,000 to $60,000) that came from his wife’s family in Egypt.

None of this has been proven.

What has been proven is that he embezzled millions with Eiad. The money must have come from these scandalous operations, which our government finally admitted is linked to terrorist activity.
Whoever made this film claimed Jews funded him and that he was a Copt, and obviously intended to do harm to his real enemies—Israel and the Copts.

Both Copts and Israel are Eiad’s ardent enemies.

Now to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the feds were complicit: the Justice Department lawyers and federal agents, despite Nakoula’s two previous offenses, defended Nakoula and gave several excuses to Judge Snyder and pushed for leniency, all because he supposedly promised to help them catch Eiad:

[H]e [Nakoula] has implicated Mr. Salamay [aka Salameh] there is no question that Mr. Salamay at some point is gonna be indicted if he hasn’t already been… we all know what’s gonna happen. Salamay is gonna get arrested some day and based on the debriefing information turned over he is gonna enter a guilty plea, or if he doesn’t, then Mr. Nakoula is going to be called in to testify…” [see sentencing transcript].

If the feds were indeed looking to catch Eiad, he had in fact been doing his shenanigans for three decades, warrants were issued, his location was known and no arrests were ever made, in thirty some years.

The evidence compounds. Eiad was not, however, immune in Canada and was finally caught and locked up there in January 2011. We have emails from the Intelligence Bureau in Canada (IBC) who wrote us. The Canadians wanted to keep Eiad in custody as long as it took to extradite him to the United States, yet the U.S. refused for seven months to take him and preferred to fly him to Palestine.

On July 15th, 2011, the Canadians wrote me: “He is awaiting deportation to Palestine, unless the US hurry up and indict him…” The feds never responded to the Canadian’s last appeal and within a few days, Eiad was sent to Palestine.

I realize that people might try to shoot holes in what we are saying, yet, the media has very little evidence to prove its narrative, while we present many validated facts.

The results of this entire fiasco will not be the apprehension of terrorists, but the continual chipping away at the First Amendment.

Unfortunately, many Americans still practice self-blame. The film was made in the U.S., a nation that is not used to schemes like Muhammad Al Dura or what was shown in Paliwood.

Welcome to Paliwood II.

Walid Shoebat

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