September 20, 2012

Watch The Anti-Muhammad Video Cited As Cause Of Protests, Murders In Egypt And Libya; Filmmaker Told The AP He Identifies As An Israel Jew, Then The Federal Authorities Reported Him As A Self-Described Coptic Christian

Hmmm... I'm confused, first I read the anti-muslim filmmaker claimed to be an Israeli Jew and now the feds say he is a self-described Coptic Christian? There is something terribly fishy about all of this! :/

The Daily Caller
written by Steven Nelson
Wednesday September 12, 2012

The film that prompted violent anti-American protests and murder in the Middle East depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, callous, skirt-chasing fraud.

Filmmaker Sam Bacile, a California resident who is now reportedly in hiding, posted a trailer of his film, “Innocence of Muslims,” to YouTube on July 2.

In the trailer, Muhammad is depicted seducing a married woman and a young girl, in each scene inventing Quran passages to justify his sexual desires.

On Tuesday, the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, protesters purportedly angered by the film scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Egypt, tore down its American flag and replaced it with a black flag commonly used by Islamic terrorists.

In Libya, terrorists murdered the U.S. ambassador to that country, Chris Stevens, in a Tuesday evening attack. Three other embassy employees were killed. Stevens was fleeing the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which had been overrun by protesters shooting machine guns.

For Muslims, mere depictions of Muhammad are considered offensive. More incendiary depictions often precede violence. In 2005, worldwide riots erupted after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of Muhammad.

Bacile told The Associated Press that he identifies as an Israeli Jew and that the film cost $5 million to produce, funded by more than 100 Jewish donors.


The Huffington Post
written by AP staff

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff's station and afterward decided not to return to his home – possibly heading into hiding, authorities said.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was interviewed by federal probation officers for about half an hour at the station shortly after 12 a.m. in his hometown of Cerritos, Calif., said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County sheriff's department.

After that, deputies dropped Nakoula off at an undisclosed location.

"He is gone. We don't know where he went," Whitmore said. "He said he is not going back to his home."

Federal officials are investigating whether Nakoula, who has been convicted of financial crimes, has violated the terms of his five-year probation. If so, a judge could send him back to prison.

Nakoula went voluntarily to the station, wearing a coat, hat, scarf and glasses that concealed his appearance. His home has been besieged by media for several days.

Whitmore said Nakoula was not handcuffed and the heavy apparel was his idea.

The probation department is reviewing the case of Nakoula, who pleaded no contest to bank fraud charges in 2010 and was banned from using computers or the Internet or using false identities as part of his sentence. Whitmore did not disclose other details about the interview.

Federal authorities have identified Nakoula, a self-described Coptic Christian, as the key figure behind "Innocence of Muslims," a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Middle East.

Much of the film was shot inside the offices of Media for Christ, a nonprofit based in the Los Angeles-area city of Duarte. The charity raised more than $1 million last year "to glow Jesus' light" to the world.

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