Walid Shoebat’s Cousin Linked to Innocence of Muslims Filmmaker

Walid Shoebat writes (emphasis and link in original):

Court documents reveal that Nakoula Bacile Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin.

Eiad is a Muslim terror supporter and is not an Egyptian Copt.

He comes from Beit Sahour, Bethlehem and is well known by the FBI and the Arab community as a conduit for Middle Easterners who can obtain authentic, legitimate identifications, from passports to credit cards that include many nationalities. He then places these forms of identification into the hands of dubious characters that are not the real identity.

I wrote about Nakoula here and here. Shoebat was named as “Walid Salameh” by a former associate in 2009; other evidence (which I won’t go into here, out of respect for privacy) also suggests that this is his legal name.

Shoebat has featured on this blog a number of times: it seems that he probably had some involvement on the fringes of the PLO back in the 1970s, and he has milked this into a supposed general expertise on the evils of Islam, which, as a convert to Christianity, he now purports to expose. Thus Shoebat claims that Obama is a secret Muslim, working in cahoots with terrorists; he also claims to be an expositor of the Bible, promoting the ludicrous claim that “666” is a reference to the phrase “in the name of Allah”. Shoebat has also toured with the more extravagantly phoney Kamal Saleem, as part of an ensemble of “3 ex-terrorists”.

The court document linked by Shoebat was posted to The Smoking Gun, which also has some background:

Nakoula, 55, was arrested in June 2009 for his role in a check-kiting ring that stole nearly $800,000 from six financial institutions by using stolen Social Security numbers and identities.  Nakoula was named in a six-count felony indictment accusing him and unnamed “co-schemers” of perpetrating the bank fraud.

…Nakoula identified the ring’s leader as Eiad Salameh, a notorious fraudster who has been tracked for more than a decade by state and federal investigators. In his debriefings, Nakoula said he was recruited as a “runner” by Salameh, who pocketed the majority of money generated by the bank swindles, according to James Henderson, Nakoula’s attorney.

The document itself, which dates from 2010, spells Eiad’s surname as “Salamy”. It has been  reported previously that Nakoula’s past aliases have included “Erwin Salameh”; Shoebat claims that this was when he was posing as Eiad Salameh’s brother.

Shoebat asserts that Eiad Salameh has “contacts with terror networks”, although details are scarce; Shoebat has linked to one of his own older posts, in which he mentioned an alleged link to “Hilarion Cappucci, a Christian Syrian born terrorist”, and he now draws attention to a recent Daily Beast article about Nakoula’s past involvement with drug dealing, which includes the following quote:

“I’m satisfied that portions of the drug sales have moved back to the Middle East and portions of that are going to support terrorist organizations,” said then DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson.

Shoebat suggests that “The Eiad Nakoula connection was likely terror-related”, and he claims that his cousin, like Nakoula, had previously used a false Israeli identity. He concludes:

Who ever made this film, claimed Jews funded him and that he was Copt. Obviously, this was intended to do harm to his real enemies — Israel and the Copts.

Meanwhile, Nakoula has been returned to jail for probation violations; according to the Daily Telegraph:

As a condition of his release, Nakoula, a Coptic Christian who most recently lived in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos, was barred from accessing the Internet or using aliases without the permission of a probation officer, court records show.

…Federal prosecutors have made eight allegations against Nakoula of violating the terms of his release, including lying to probation officers. 

For Robert Spencer – who shared a stage with Shoebat in Texas in November 2010 – this means that Nakoula is a “political prisoner”, whose arrest “is a symbol of America’s capitulation to the Sharia”.

15 Responses

  1. […] Walid Shoebat’s Cousin Linked to Innocence of Muslims Filmmaker (barthsnotes.com) […]

  2. Richard,

    I have to ask this of you: I understand that you may personally dislike Walid Shoebat. I also understand why you disagree with him. But you must admit that there are likely many who would wish to do him and his family harm. If you believe that you know his real name, what would be the real benefit or purpose for publishing it? Wouldn’t you agree that purposefully spreading this information on the internet could potentially compromise the security of his family, and put them at risk? I see no reason to do this, or why it is necessary. How do you explain yourself on this issue?

    • The name was already out there anyway, and Shoebat has now very publicly linked himself to the Salameh surname in relation to what is currently one of the biggest international news stories going. Therefore there isn’t any point in continuing to avoid mentioning it, and it’s pertinent to the credibility of the claims he’s now making. Nothing in the above puts him at any risk.

  3. Simply because something is referenced once in some obscure location on the internet, does not mean that it is readily available. However, reposting it and calling further attention to it will make it readily available. And how exactly do you know that there is no danger to his family? It only takes one crazy-man to ruin someone’s life. There is no getting around the fact that you are playing fast and loose with the safety of someone’s else’s family. To me, this demonstrates how unethical, petty and vindictive you are. Any person with a conscience would be ashamed of themselves and scrub it. I could care less who it is that you are doing this to. It is wrong and there is no excuse for it. None.

    • It’s a bit rich to read concerns about Shoebat’s family when he’s the one making all kinds of dangerous accusations about his relatives.

      I’ve generally refrained from mentioning his surname before now because it hasn’t been relevant, but he’s now put personal testimony about his family identity at the centre of a major news item. He can’t do that while expecting part of the story to remain out of view.

    • That’s a high horse you’re on, William. Did you remember to check it’s teeth before you bought it?

  4. I’d be happy to remove your teeth with my fist Dogsbody.

    • Sorry, William, that was done 20 years ago by the Daylesford Cricket Club. I didn’t see the three guys behind me, a mistake that has not and will not be repeated.

  5. Is Bart hoping some eager beaver islamist will take the law into his own hands and apply a little sharia justice?

    Is this blog about anything more than just petty, personnal vendettas?

  6. William & June,

    Are you serious? Blaming this blog for stating Shoebat’s true name?? The only harm it could possibly cause him is to pop one of his many fake stories, i.e. that there is a $10 mio bounty on his head.

    Sometimes he does speak the truth: in his recent “investigative research” piece on Nakoula, he stated at the end: “I still say ‘stupid Americans’ on daily basis”.
    So true: only in America can a phony like him get away with fantasies for so long.

    By the way, did you know that Wally was hanging out in LA with some of the characters behind the infamous movie just a week before the clip went on YouTube?

    • By the way, did you know that Wally was hanging out in LA with some of the characters behind the infamous movie just a week before the clip went on YouTube?

      Any link for that?

      • On June 23rd, the “creme de la creme” of American Islamophobia, including “Shoebat”, gathered in Manhattan Beach CA, a suburb of LA. Here you see him talking to Joseph (Abdelmasih) Nasrallah.

        Nasrallah had provided the studio for part of the production, and is a close buddy of Maurice Sadiq, who translated the video clip, posted it on YouTube
        and started promoting it in Egypt on Sep 5. Sadiq is also the one who associated the clip with Terry Jones (to juice it up), although Jones was not involved with the movie itself.
        Sadiq founded a new “Coptic State” (in NY) in June 2011, together with Elaia Basilli and Esmat Zaklamah.

        To understand what happened in Cairo on Sept 11, (where the protests started) you have to read what the local population knew about the video. True or false, that’s what they had been told.
        Who actually made the movie (if any) is one thing. More important is: who concocted the YouTube clip
        and orchestrated its promotion to create havoc at a specific time? Topping it off by injecting the false “I am Israeli” narrative the next day, to cause even more uproar.

  7. […] Shoebat has also claimed to have had an inside track on the origin of the Innocence of Muslims YouTube video, and he has gone so far as to claim that his Arabic skills have shown that we should re-write […]

  8. Great that you have brought this out into the open sir I see it was posted years ago but thank you . My personal dealings with both Shoebot his son Theodore and this Keith Davies has been a nightmare. ALL are not men of God.
    Thank you so much!

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