The man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney.
The sentence Wednesday was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver’s license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case.
Shortly after Youssef left the courtroom, his lawyer, Steven Seiden, came to the front steps of the courthouse and told reporters his client wanted to send a message.
“The one thing he wanted me to tell all of you is President Obama may have gotten Osama bin Laden, but he didn’t kill the ideology,” Seiden said.Continue Reading on www.usatoday.com