Nakoula is the creator of “Innocence of Muslims,’’ a sleazy film meant to hit Islamists where they live. It’s been blamed for anti-American riots in 20 countries, from Libya to Lebanon.
It may not be a good film, but it has every right to exist — a right guaranteed by no less than the US Constitution.
Somewhere, Thomas Jefferson weeps.
The questioning of Nakoula on a flimsy pretext was a ploy to scare him. And it sent a message of appeasement to maniacs in the Middle East: America is on your side!
The government also went after YouTube, asking the Google-owned company whether “Innocence’’ violated its terms of usage. To its credit, YouTube refused to take down the film’s trailer in the West, although it yanked the offensive video from several Arab countries.
When did the land of the free turn on its own people?