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Anti-Muslim Filmmaker: I Wanted to Burn Myself in Public

Zero remorse for Innocence of Muslims

(Newser) - The New York Times has scored the first prison interview with Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (aka Sam Bacile, aka Ebrahem Fawzy Youssef, aka Kritbag Difrat ), the man who wrote and produced The Innocence of Muslims. Sort of. Actually, the warden wouldn't allow an in-person interview, but via written correspondence... More »

Anti-Islam Filmmaker Uses Yet Another Name

Nakoula Bassely Nakoula says real first name is 'Mark'

(Newser) - One of the reasons the man behind the Innocence of Muslims movie is behind bars today is that he keeps using aliases, a violation of his probation from a 2010 arrest. It probably didn't help his cause, then, that when Nakoula Basseley Nakoula appeared in court yesterday, he changed... More »

Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Arrested, Jailed in California

Nakoula Bassely Nakoula violated probation in 2010 fraud conviction

(Newser) - The filmmaker who made the notorious anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims is in hiding no more—he got arrested and jailed today in California, reports AP . Authorities picked up Nakoula Bassely Nakoula—aka Sam Bacile, only one of many pseudonyms—for violating the terms of his probation on 2010 bank... More »

Actress in Islam Movie Sues Producer

Cindy Lee Garcia also wants YouTube to yank it

(Newser) - An actress in the anti-Islam movie causing friction around the world is suing the producer, reports TMZ . Cindy Lee Garcia says producer Nakoula Bassely Nakoula , aka Sam Bacile, told her the movie was going to be a harmless adventure flick called Desert Warrior, not the Innocence of Muslims. The lines... More »

Egypt Orders Arrest of Filmmaker, Terry Jones

It issues warrants for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and others

(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 ... More »

Feds Question Alleged Islam Movie-Maker

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is hauled in to sheriff's station

(Newser) - The man believed to have produced the now-infamous Innocence of Muslims film is getting more attention than he banked on—from federal probation authorities. Sheriff's deputies escorted Nakoula Basseley Nakoula from his Southern California home late last night so he could be questioned by the feds, reports the Los ... More »

Porn Director Made Innocence of Muslims

Alan Roberts was hired to make anti-Islamic video

(Newser) - Looks like the director of Innocence of Muslims wasn't all that innocent. The director of the schlocky film trailer that sparked rioting across the Middle East was 65-year-old Alan Roberts, the maker of softcore porn flicks like The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood, Gawker reports. Cast members and crew confirm... More »

Beware Lazy Stereotyping in Mideast Protests

Starting with 'those crazy Muslims': Robert Wright

(Newser) - When the first Mideast protests started this week, the storyline went something like this: "Crude anti-Islam film made by Israeli-American and funded by Jews leads to Muslim protests that boil over, causing four American deaths in Libya," writes Robert Wright at the Atlantic . Already, we've learned that... More »

AP: Nakoula Is Guy Behind Anti-Islam Film

There is no Sam Bacile; Hillary Clinton bashes 'disgusting' video

(Newser) - Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is indeed behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, a US law enforcement official confirms. The AP initially went looking for "Sam Bacile," the supposed creator of the film, and linked that name to Nakoula ; Nakoula previously denied he was... More »

Cast, Crew of Anti-Islam Film: We Were Misled

References to Mohammed dubbed in after filming

(Newser) - The cast and crew of the anti-Islam movie that sparked violence in Egypt and Libya say they were "grossly misled" about the nature of the film and are horrified by its consequences, reports CNN . Cast members say they were recruited to star in a movie called Desert Warriors, described... More »

Islam Movie-Maker 'Sam Bacile' May Not Exist

Consultant on anti-Muhammad movie thinks it's a pseudonym

(Newser) - The man who produced the anti-Islamic film —or trailer, at least—that set off the deadly violence in Libya and Egypt is identified as "Sam Bacile" in news accounts, but now it appears that no such person exists. A consultant on the film named Steve Klein tells Jeffrey... More »

Afghanistan Bans YouTube Over Mohammed Video

Filmmaker goes into hiding in wake of embassy attack

(Newser) - The Afghan government has reportedly censored YouTube to prevent anyone from watching the anti-Muslim film that inspired violent mobs in Libya and Egypt, leading to the death of the US ambassador to Libya. "We have been told to shut down YouTube to the Afghan public until the video is... More »

1 American Dead in Egypt, Libya Protests

Film from US that ridicules Mohammed sparks outrage

(Newser) - Protesters climbed the walls of the US embassy in Egypt's capital today and brought down the American flag, replacing it with a black Islamist flag to protest a US-produced film attacking the Prophet Mohammed. Hours later, armed men in eastern Libya stormed the US consulate in Benghazi and set... More »

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