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Offensive Muhammed Movie Creator Sentenced To Prison

Mark Basseley Youssef will serve one year for violating probation that barred him from using computers or the Internet.

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Sept. 27 courtroom sketch of Mark Basseley Youssef.

Innocence of Muslims creator Mark Basseley Youssef — whose aliases include Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Sam Bacile, Kritbag Difrat and P.J. Tobacco — has been found guilty of violating probation from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. On Wednesday, the California Coptic Christian was sentenced one year in prison.

Youssef’s probation violation was related to his use of computers and the Internet — not the film itself.

The Innocence of Muslims movie trailer on YouTube sparked weeks of anti-U.S. riots throughout the Middle East and South Asia in September.

3. Protests broke out in Tunis:

4. Yemen:

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5. Egypt:

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7. And the cover of “Newsweek”:

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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