The man who is believed to be responsible for The Innocence of Muslims, which has caused a great deal of unrest and violence in the Arab world, has been arrested, according to Mashable.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is an Egyptian-born U.S. resident who was arrested in 2010 for bank fraud. He received five years parole for that crime, and one of the conditions of his sentencing was that he not use an alias without the permission of his parole officer. However, since releasing the controversial video on YouTube, he has allegedly made use of over 17 pseudonyms.
Because he has connections overseas, Nakoula was deemed likely to flee and was denied bail. Though his attorney argued for the posting of a $100,000 bond, Judge Suzanne H. Segal refused, arguing:
He engaged in a likely pattern of deception both to his probation officers and the court…[he is] a flight risk and a danger to the community.
There is no word yet when Mr. Nakoula will appear in court again for a hearing to determine further sentencing. However, the case will be closely watched, as protests and violence continue in the Middle East thanks to his inflammatory film, The Innocence of Muslims.