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.
7. And the cover of “Newsweek”:
- As one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump announced the end of certain Obama administration climate and pollution rules.
- Over 200 people were arrested as anti-Trump protesters and police clashed in Washington, DC, during the inauguration.
- Donald Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States of America. 🇺🇸
- Flights around the country are packed with pink as people stream into Washington, DC, for the Women's March, happening the day after Donald Trump's inauguration 👩❤️👩