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”:
- Today's the final day of the Democratic National Convention — Hillary Clinton is preparing for the biggest night of her life 🇺🇸
- Plotters of Turkey's failed coup were unhappy with the government's attempt to make peace with Kurdish separatist rebels, a document obtained by BuzzFeed News shows.
- More than 29,000 people have signed a petition for British scientists to keep access to EU projects after Brexit.