California Man Confirms Role in anti-Islam Film

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Hmm, I guess the Joooooooos weren’t behind it.

The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film that triggered mobs in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in managing and providing logistics for the production.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview outside Los Angeles that he was manager for the company that produced “Innocence of Muslims,” which mocked Muslims and the prophet Mohammed and was implicated in inflaming mobs that attacked U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. He provided the first details about a shadowy production group behind the film.

Nakoula denied he directed the film and said he knew the self-described filmmaker, Sam Bacile. But the cellphone number that AP contacted Tuesday to reach the filmmaker who identified himself as Sam Bacile traced to the same address near Los Angeles where AP found Nakoula. Federal court papers said Nakoula’s aliases included Nicola Bacily, Erwin Salameh and others.

Nakoula told the AP that he was a Coptic Christian and said the film’s director supported the concerns of Christian Copts about their treatment by Muslims.

Maybe all the media who’ve gang-raped Mitt Romney today can do a little research into how the Coptic Christians have been treated.  It’s even worse than they treatment they’ve accorded him. And Nakoula may want to lay low for awhile. Meanwhile, YouTube has yanked the film, thankfully sparing hurt feelings around the “ultraconservative Muslim” world.

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One Response to “California Man Confirms Role in anti-Islam Film”

  1. rk on 12/12/12 at 9:27 pm

    hmmmmm….well i googled his name…and found this

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    v.
    NAKOULA BASSELEY NAKOULA SOCIAL SECURITY NO. 0 7 7 4 MARK BASSELEY YOUSSEF; YOUSSEFF M. BASSELEY; NICOLA BACILY; MALID AHLAWI

    bank fraud (tidy little sum)…guilty, just a couple years ago, in the District court of CA