Egypt Orders Arrest of Filmmaker, Terry Jones
It issues warrants for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and others
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2012 2:34 PM CDT
Egyptian protesters gather around a burning vehicle in downtown Cairo, Egypt, early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Egypt wants Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who is allegedly behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked protests across the Islamic world, behind bars—or worse. Cairo authorities ordered the arrest of Nakoula and six other Egyptian Coptic Christians living in the US, all of whom they say were involved with the Innocence of Muslims. They also issued an arrest warrant for Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones, the BBC reports, accusing him and the Coptic Christians of "insulting the Islamic religion." Egypt says all of the above, if convicted, could face the death penalty; it will notify Interpol and US authorities of the warrants. Iran also wants the movie-makers to face justice.