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The Truth About Anti-Islamic Film "Innocence of Muslims" Video?

Written By David D'Angelo on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 9/19/2012


A supposed to be comedy film sparked worldwide anger and condemnation from Muslims.  The film entitled "Innocence of Muslims," depicts the Muslim Prophet Mohammad in a very derogatory and shameful manner. Even the words used by the filmmaker was intolerable and shameful.  It is definitely a movie done in bad taste and without consideration of the possible reaction by Muslims.

The film seems to be a production of Sam Bacile, a 56-year-old writer and director.  Bacile said that Islam is a cancer and said that his film is a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

Here is a reaction to the film "Innocence of Muslims."  I would not post the link to the movie or even trailer here because of its contents.



Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

The movie was first shown in an almost empty theater in Hollywood.  After the movie was uploaded in YouTube, it sparked angry assaults in by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where one American was killed.

Innocence of Muslims depicts Muhammad as a fraud.  In the only available trailer on YouTube, a 13-minute trailer shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.

"Innocence of Muslims" is a two-hour movie costing $5 million and was alleged to be financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors according to Bacile.  The film was also dubbed into Egyptian Arabic and was made in three months during the summer of 2011.  "Innocence of Muslims" had 59 actors and about 45 people working behind the camera.

One commented in YouTube however said, "This video is so beneath my intelligence. I would not doubt if this video is a terrorist act to spark all these riots and protests amongst the muslim nations and make America look bad.. Look at the timing."

"Islam is a cancer, period," he repeatedly said in a solemn, accented tone.  Bacile, the director of the anti-Islamic movie "Innocence of Muslims" is a California real state developer who said that he is an Israeli Jew.  According to him he hopes that the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world.

In response to the same video, one identified himself as a Muslim and said, "The only thing I don't understand is why many Muslims are making a big deal out of this video?  I'm a muslim. I'm not offended.  If you are a true Muslim then you should know that the creator will get punished anyway in the afterlife so no need for unnecessary anger and hate , the world is already a mess for what it is"


However, Sam Bacile and most of the information was not the truth to what it really was.  Here are the information based on various sources including excerpts from various other sites.

  1. Sam Bacile is a fictitious name, the real man who produced the film was  55-year-old Nakoula Basseley Nakoula,an Egytian Coptic Christian and convicted fraudster living in California.
  2. The director of "Innocence of Muslims" was Alan Roberts, a 65-year-old schlock director behind softcore porn classics like The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood.
  3. Joseph Nasrallah Abdelmasih was also behind the film.  He was the president of Duarte-based charity Media for Christ.  
  4. A Lebanese-American female who runs a multi-million dollar NGO in the United States also helped in producing the film.  She is the same person who allegedly supported Pastor Terry Jones.  pastor Terry Jones became controversial when he called a worldwide burning of the Quran.
  5. Pastor Terry Jones himself supporter and instigated the film.
  6. The budget for the film was only about US$400,000 and not US$5 Million.
  7. The creators of the movie allegedly deceived the American government by providing fake titles such as "Innocence of Bin Laden" and "Desert Warriors."
  8. The main purpose of the film was to push the Jewish community around the world and Israel towards confrontational situation with Muslims.
  9. Zakaria Botros Henein was an inspiration for the film.  Henein is considered as Muslim Public Enemy No. 1 for preaching that Muhammad was a necrophiliac, a homosexual and a pedophile.
Here is an excerpt from the original casting call for "Desert Warriors" which was later turned out to be "Innocence of Muslims" courtesy of MOON CASTING.

NOW CASTING SAG and NON SAG ACTORS for “DESERT WARRIOR.” Director Alan Roberts.
Historical desert drama set in Middle East. Indie Feature film shoots 18 days in L.A. in August. Studio and backlot locations.
Male Roles: DR. MATTHEW (Lead): Middle Eastern Pharmacist, 40-50, intelligent, family man; GEORGE (Lead); 40-50, Middle Eastern warrior leader, romantic, charismatic; YOUNG GEORGE (featured) 18-22; PRIEST (featured): 60-70, bearded; ABDO (featured), 60-70, Elder tribe leader; ISRAELI MEN 30-50 (featured); WARRIORS (featured) 18-50, Various Middle Eastern types, bearded.
Female Roles: CONDALISA (featured) 40, attractive, successful, strong willed; HILLARY (featured) 18 but must look younger, petite; innocent; YOUSTINA (featured) 16-18, Daughter of doctor; MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN (Various Featured Roles) 18-40, attractive, exotic; OLDER WOMAN (featured) 60-70, feisty.
Please place Role desired in SUBJECT: line of email.
Indicate SAG or NON-SAG
Require phone contact for immediate interview in Beverly/LaCienega area.
Anti-Islamic Film Maker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been taken to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station by law enforcement officials just after midnight, September 19,. 2012.
According to reports, the supposed director Film Maker Nakoula Basselev Nakoula while taken into custody is not under arrest and is not yet being charged.  He is at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and is being interviewed by federal probation officials at the Cerritos Sheriff Station.

So what is your take about this issue?  Was it  Give us your comments. 

Sources and References:

  1. http://gawker.com/5943427
  2. http://gawker.com/5942994/is-the-mysterious-director-of-muslim-innocence-a-convicted-fraudster-named-nakoula-basseley-nakoula
  3. http://www.timesofassam.com/headlines/innocence-of-muslims-maker-neither-israeli-nor-jew/
  4. http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2012/09/15/anti-islamic-film-maker-nakoula-basseley-nakoula-taken-to-cerritos-sheriffs-station-just-after-midnight/
  5. http://www.mooncasting.com/us/casting-feature-desert-warrior-los-angeles/


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