LOS ANGELES – An anti- Muslim film which has triggered riots in Muslim countries
and the death of four American diplomats was apparently the work of a Coptic
Christian in California, rather than an “Israeli Jew,” as first
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula identified himself to the Associated
Press as the manager of the company that produced Innocence of
Judging from clips of the film shown on YouTube, the film
depicts the prophet Muhammad as a homosexual who approved the sexual abuse of
Initial reports described the filmmaker as Sam Bacile, a
self-described “Israeli Jew” and now a Los Angeles property developer, who said
that the $5 million movie was financed by donations from 100 Jews.
supposedly phoned his story from an undisclosed location where he went into
hiding, but The Jerusalem Post reported immediately from Los Angeles that no one
had ever heard of the name.