“I am Nakoula Basseley Nakoula” doesn’t quite have the ring of “I am Spartacus,” or even of “I am Sam Bacile.” In the face of the Obama administration’s apologetics and intimidation, Roger Simon stands up in a manner reminiscent of the Hollywood depiction of the Roman slave rebellion. Simon proclaims:
Hillary Clinton, I insist that you have me arrested. I am thinking of making a movie about Mohammed.
I don’t want to brag, but as a film professional with an Academy Award nomination in screenwriting, I may do a better job than Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, alleged creator of the Innocence of Muslims.
But I have to admit one thing. Hopeless and inept as Nakoula may be as a filmmaker, I agree with the intentions of his movie. I too detest Islam because I happen to abhor misogyny and homophobia, both mainstays of that faith. And, like most Americans, I prefer freedom of religion to jihad, Sharia law, and a global caliphate.
Roger has much more to say, all of it worth reading. Thank you, Mr. Simon. We needed that.