Will the real Nakoula Bacile Nakoula please stand up?
Walid Shoebat is a counterterrorism expert and a Christian convert from Islam. According to Shoebat, the filmmaker of Innocence of Muslims, who goes by the name Nakoula Bacile Nakoula, is not a Coptic activist at all, but rather, a smuggler and fraudster who has long been a partner-in-crime with Shoebat’s first cousin Eiad.
By Walid Shoebat
Nakoula Bacile Nakoula
When it comes to the film Innocence of Muslims, our government and the media uses 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 Pallywood 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 Bacile Nakoula, 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 that include many nationalities. He then places these forms of identification into the hands of dubious characters that are not the real identity.
In fact, I revealed Eiad Salameh way before this whole fiasco erupted—in 2008 and the first reporting on the connection between Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14th, 2012 by the Smoking Gun, which published court documents that prove these two were connected in 2009, as part of a major financial fraud scheme.
The narrative that circulates the media fails to address crucial questions about 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 Bacile Nakoula is even that man. After all, he 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 on that I.D.
Such a claim isn’t easily dismissed; if an Egyptian by the name of Nakoula Bacile Nakoula is blamed for angering over a billion Muslims, it would not be that difficult to find the entire family in Egypt, to include brothers, cousins, aunts, siblings wife, wives, ex-wives, mistresses, and pets, et. al., especially since the riots that spanned across 30 nations were sparked in Egypt.
In the Middle East, you are known by your clan. Yet, Egypt cannot produce neither this man’s family or his background?
Besides, 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 among the best schemers the Middle East produced and has contacts with terror networks?
This terror connect is not devoid of evidence. The Daily Beast reported on Nakoula’s arrest:
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 impersonated himself as an Israeli Jew, a thing Eiad also did for years and 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 identities as we showed in our detailed report, which includes valid court records, a U.S. Trustee report, credit reports 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 year 2000 through a bank fraud relationship in 2009.
Nakoula had used the name “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 when he assumed the identity of a one “Erwin Salameh”, portraying himself as Eiad’s brother.
We also learned – from our contact in the IBC – that Eiad was involved with someone having the last name “Tanas” and Nakoula had used the name “Thomas J. Tanas”.
Both clans “Nakoula” and clan “Tanas” exist in Eiad’s village, in Beit Sahour Bethlehem. It is still the little town of Bethlehem as it was in biblical times.
Read the rest.
In other words, this dude isn’t who he claims to be.
On another level, neither the identity nor the motives of Nakoula are the real issue here. What truly matters is how much wisdom and courage we can muster. There is NO justification for our allowing Muslims to riot and murder, whether they use this video or anything else as a pretext. We must steadfastly resist being blackmailed by Muslim demands for anti-blasphemy laws and other repressive measures on account of this so-called “provocation”.
This is the chain of events, as far as we know at this time:
- Muslim terrorists, most likely with connections to al Qaeda, arrange for the making of a clumsy and amateurish movie trailer that purportedly insults (or rather, tells the truth about) Islam.
- The completed film never comes to light and most likely never existed, but the trailer, entitled Innocence of Muslims, remains available online. The cinematographer (using the term loosely) of this video is a shadowy figure who at first goes by the name “Sam Bacile” (purportedly an Israeli).
- An Arabic-dubbed version of the trailer is uploaded to YouTube, and, on September 9, an excerpt of it is broadcast on Al-Nas TV, an Egyptian Islamist station.
- This broadcast becomes a pretext for stirring up violent protests in Egypt and Libya.
- The protest in Libya is used as a cover for a preplanned al Qaeda attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
- The filmmaker f/k/a “Sam Bacile” is outed as “Nakoula Bacile Nakoula” (purportedly a Coptic activist), who is currently on federal probation for involvement in an identity theft and check-kiting ring.
- The US State Department and Obama himself issue abject and disgraceful apologies for the US-made film trailer. By doing so, they failed in their sworn duty to uphold the US Constitution and, in particular, the First Amendment.
- Violent Muslim protests continue in many parts of the world, accompanied by threats against Americans involved with the film and loud demands that the US and other non-Muslim nations enact draconian measures to criminalize anything and everything that Muslims consider to be blasphemy.
- Federal agents arrest Nakoula Bacile Nakoula on a probation violation charge.
Anyone remember what the Reichstag Fire was all about?
The Reichstag Fire of February 27, 1933 was an arson attack up on Germany’s parliament building that was blamed on the Communists. While the details are not certain, it may have been a false-flag attack perpetrated by the Nazis themselves. Either way, the Nazis used it as a pretext for suspending civil liberties in Germany, for rounding up and imprisoning their Communist rivals, and for consolidating Nazi power.
Today, the carefully orchestrated and bloody riots that followed the broadcast of the Innocence of Muslims film trailer are being used as a pretext for encroaching upon civil liberties all over the world, for attacking opponents of Islam, and for increasing Muslim power.