Friends of ‘Sam Bacile’: A Who’s Who of the Innocence of Muslims Film

Several people, either directly or inadvertently, were involved with the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims," whose trailer on YouTube is said to have incited riots that led to the death of a U.S. ambassador

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A scene from the "Innocence of Muslims" trailer

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.

An Internet clip of an amateurish, virulently anti-Muslim film called Innocence of Muslims is being identified as one of the flash points behind the anti-U.S. demonstrations in the Middle East that led to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya, earlier this week. As journalists work to uncover more details about the makers of the film, here’s what we know about the cast of characters so far:

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Sam Bacile

In July, a person working under this pseudonym posted a 14-minute trailer for Innocence of Muslims on YouTube. It was widely thought to be the filmmaker’s real name, after a man identifying himself as Sam Bacile spoke to both the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Bacile identified himself as a California-based real estate developer, either 52 or 56 years old, and claimed he was both the writer and director of the film.

“Islam is a cancer,” he repeated to both publications. He said he was an Israeli American who filmed and produced the two-hour movie last year in California. Funding for the movie, he explained, came from 100 Jewish donors, who pitched in a total of $5 million.

Public-records searches by TIME and others have yielded nothing tangible about a Sam Bacile in California, leading many to conclude that the name is a pseudonym. The Israeli government said it has no record of Bacile as a citizen. Steve Klein (see below), a backer and purported consultant on the film, told the Atlantic he was neither Israeli nor Jewish. “This guy is totally anonymous. At this point, no one can confirm he holds Israeli citizenship, and even if he did, we are not involved,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told CNN.

The film allegedly calls the holy Muslim Prophet Muhammad a fraud and shows him engaged in sex acts. Muslims believe it’s inappropriate to depict the Prophet under any circumstances, especially insulting ones. (In 2005, a Danish newspaper published caricatures of Muhammad that incited riots in many Middle Eastern nations.) But the film only started riling tempers in the Middle East last week, after the Sam Bacile YouTube account posted an Arabic translation of the Innocence of Muslims film.

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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

According to law-enforcement officials on Thursday, Nakoula has been confirmed as the person behind the making of Innocence of Muslims. Tracked down Wednesday at his Los Angeles–area home by the Associated Press, the man identified himself as Nakoula Nakoula. When the Associated Press asked to see his driver’s license for confirmation, Nakoula held his thumb over his middle name, Basseley — phonetically similar to the Bacile pseudonym.

During the interview, Nakoula denied having any connection to or even knowing Bacile, explaining instead that he only managed logistics for the film. But the Associated Press discovered that the cell-phone number used by the man who identified himself as Bacile to the press is registered to the same address where a reporter found Nakoula. His other aliases, according to federal court papers, include Nicola Bacily and Erwin Salameh. Other times he’s used the first name Abanob, according to an actor who worked on the film, who told BuzzFeed his checks were signed with that name. It’s quite possibly his son’s name, though, which Nakoula was using as cover.

Nakoula has a checkered history with the law. According to federal attorneys, he was involved in a fraud scheme in which he would set up fake bank accounts using stolen Social Security numbers. He would then withdraw money from the accounts and relocate it to other bogus accounts.

In 2010 he was charged with bank fraud, to which he pleaded no contest and was ordered to pay $790,000. He was sentenced to 21 months in a federal prison and banned from using computers or the Internet for five years.

The Daily Beast discovered Friday that Nakoula was previously arrested in 1997 and charged with the intent to manufacture meth. After pleading guilty, he served a year in L.A. County Jail and served three years of probation upon release. But when he violated that probation in 2002, he was sent to jail for another year.

In light of the protests sweeping the Middle East that have been blamed on the film, ABC is reporting that police were summoned Nakoula’s home in Cerritos, Calif., to provide extra protection. The Daily Mail reports that he shares the home southeast of the city of Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

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Steve Klein
Claiming that he was a script consultant on Innocence of Muslims, Klein says he does not know Bacile’s real name, but says he was asked by the mysterious filmmaker for his help in making the movie. It is unclear why Bacile supposedly sought him out, but it could possibly be because of his affiliation with Christian extremist groups in Southern California.

Describing himself as a Vietnam veteran, Klein founded Courageous Christians United, an anti-Mormon, anti-Muslim and anti-Jehovah’s Witness organization in 1977. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says he now heads a group called Concerned Citizens for the First Amendment and lists it as a hate group. It says Klein has a long history with far-right extremist groups. In an interview with the Atlantic, he boasted of trying to hunt terrorists: “After 9/11, I went out to look for terror cells in California and found them, piece of cake. Sam found out about me. The Middle East Christian and Jewish communities trust me.”

The SPLC website quotes Klein as believing that the U.S. is “at war” with Muslims. He said Islam’s followers are “a cancer that WILL attack us and KILL as many as they can to further the Islamic doctrine of Shari‘a law. They behead, cut off limbs, stone people to death and worse. Beware, there IS a holy war coming. The signs are everywhere if you care to look and listen.”

He told the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times that the film was produced by 15 people who hailed from the Middle East who became naturalized Americans. He said the movie was filmed in 2012 but would not reveal the identity of any crew or production locations. He also said the film was premiered at the Vine Theater in Hollywood. The idea, he said, was to draw out Islamists in Southern California.

“We passed out flyers at mosques around California where we knew there was a small percentage of terrorists. And the idea was to locate … those folks who believed Osama bin Laden was a great guy and to try to get them to come to the movie.”

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 Cindy Lee Garcia

An actress from Bakersfield, Calif., who had a small role in the film, Garcia told Gawker that the script she and the other actors were given was for a film called Desert Warrior. There was never any indication that it would be an offensive film: the script never even mentioned Muhammad, she said, claiming that the Prophet of Islam’s name and other religious references were dubbed in during postproduction. The main character’s name was Master George, and Garcia played a woman giving her young daughter to the Prophet to marry. “I had nothing to do really with anything,” she told Gawker. “Now we have people dead because of a movie I was in. It makes me sick.”

According to the casting notice that Garcia answered, Desert Warrior, described as a “historical desert drama set in Middle East,” was set to be directed by Alan Roberts. It was scheduled to be shot over a three-week period in August 2011 in Los Angeles, with 59 actors and about 45 people behind the camera. Actors were offered no pay, the ad said.

Garcia told Gawker that she did meet Nakoula, the alleged director, on set; Nakoula said he was Egyptian, not Israeli. The white-haired man spoke Arabic to several others associated with the production. “He was just really mellow. He was just sitting there and he wanted certain points to be made,” she said.

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Tim Dax
Another actor in Innocence of Muslims, Dax is recognizable by his shaved head covered mostly in tattoos. He acknowledged to entertainment blog Joe My God that he did appear in the film but says he was also duped — he says he auditioned for the movie Desert Storm and that his character was completely different from what has appeared in the YouTube trailer.

“My character was called Sampson on the paper with a few lines I got each day upon arriving on set. We never saw a full script or any lines after the day we shot them,” Dax wrote in an e-mail to the blog, which described him as a gay porn actor. “Many questions were asked regarding absurdity of lines and situations. Sam the producer who I believed to be, but not certain as Egyptian. His reply would always to work with what we were given as he wrote the script.”

He says the voice-overs were “dubious” and is skeptical that the voice he heard in the clip he saw was actually his.

Alan Roberts

Listed as the director on the casting notice, Alan Roberts may or may not be a pseudonym. But focus has shifted to Roberts after Nakoula — presumably the same person as Sam Bacile — refused to admit he was the director. Gawker interviewed Eric Moers, hired as a grip and electrician for the Desert Warrior film, who laid out the on-set politics: “Alan was working under Sam, sort of,” he said. “But Alan was directing the movie, there was no question about it.” Both Moers and Dax described the film’s director as a 50ish white male, and a search of IMDB yields one Alan Roberts fitting the billing. According to the site, Roberts has directed nine films, most recently the 1994 B-movie Save Me. VICE has traced the Alan Roberts name to a man named Robert Brownell, whom they say purchased pre-production services related to the Desert Warrior film in 2009 and 2011. According to their records, Robert Brownell also goes by the name Robert Alan Brown, which contains unmistakable similarities to the Alan Roberts identity.

But the biggest problem to Moers wasn’t the director’s name, it was his skill: “He was a directorial hack, he didn’t know basic things,” Moer said.

(PHOTOS: Protests Rage in Middle East, Sparked by Mysterious Anti-Islamic Film)

Jimmy Israel

Israel was also mentioned in the pre-production documents obtained by VICE. He said he did indeed work on the film, first trying out for a role but later settling for a job as a producer. He explained that he was a former screenplay writer looking for a gig, and he didn’t spend very much time working on Desert Warrior. “I worked for two days going over the script,” he told BuzzFeed, “finding the casting venue, and putting the ad in Backstage, and trying to find a SAG deal.” He stepped in to fill the production role after a producer dropped out, “but the original producer came back.”

The quality of the film didn’t match the purported amount of money spent, Israel said, because Bacile — the only name by which he knew the director — didn’t raise anywhere near $5 million. “Sam himself was the person who put up the money, maybe $90,000,” he told VICE. Israel claims that Bacile still owes him money for his work on the film.

Vine Theater
A small movie house on Hollywood Boulevard, the Vine supposedly screened the Innocence of Muslims film in late June. At the time, according to the Daily Beast, it may have been known as Innocence of Bin Laden. An employee, who didn’t want to be identified, told the Associated Press that the movie had indeed run there, to a mostly empty theater. A man identified only as Sam had asked them to show it. According to the Daily Beast, police officers were sent to monitor the theater. “You don’t know who your audience is going to be,” an official said. “People get riled up.” The unnamed law officer told the Daily Beast that during the premiere, they also monitored a man they were told was the director. Nakoula, the source said, sat anxiously at a restaurant across the street, focused on the theater entrance. The Associated Press noted the theater was padlocked upon a visit Wednesday.

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Terry Jones
Already infamous for his Koran-burning stunts and far-right sentiments, Jones heads the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. He is known for his vocal anti-Muslim views and is a professed supporter of Innocence of Muslims, although there is no evidence to suggest he was a financial backer or part of its production. He did, however, screen its trailer on Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, for audience attending his International Judge Muhammad Day.

In a statement sent to TIME, Jones said, “We have been contacted by the producer of the film to help distribute it.”

Jones’ media stunts have had far-reaching consequences in the past. In 2010 he threatened to burn a copy of the Koran over plans to build a Muslim cultural center near the site of the World Trade Center, bringing international attention to his obscure evangelical ministry. He stopped the action after pleas from several senior officials, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Later, he did it anyway, inciting riots in Afghanistan that resulted in 11 deaths.

Although Jones did not claim any credit for making the film, he did praise it in his statement:

“The film is not intended to insult the Muslim community, but it is intended to reveal truths about Muhammad that are possibly not widely known … the recent outbreak of violence and deaths is not because of the film, it is not because of the activities that we have done and that we will continue to do.”

Morris Sadek
A Coptic Christian activist, Sadek posted the trailer of the film on his blog. The Egyptian activist, based in Washington, D.C., told the Associated Press he showed the video because it “explains the problems of the Copts who suffer from Muslims.” Sadek, an ally of Pastor Jones, was planning to spread the film’s message and is being called responsible for helping to get the film on Egyptian television stations. Sadek is an anti-Islamic activist and a primary member of the National American Coptic Assembly. Speaking to Reuters, he explained his objective in promoting the film was to call attention to the plight of Christians who account for 10% of Egypt’s population. After he began promoting the clips on his website, the Associated Press reports, Egyptians started planning the mass demonstration at the U.S. embassy in Cairo. But the protests became more prolific and widely known after the clips were aired on Sheik Khaled Abdalla’s Egyptian television show.

John Walsh
A Los Angeles–based blogger, Walsh is credited with sounding the alarm about the potential religious hatred in the film. In June, a few days before the movie was set to be shown at the Vine Theater, Walsh blogged ominously about the film’s alarming title, which, at the time, was Innocence of Bin Laden. “ARE MILITANT ISLAMISTS ABOUT TO GATHER ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.?” Walsh wrote (in all caps), adding details about the film he’d cobbled together from the theater. The day before the screening, he even spoke before the Los Angeles city council about the film, Talking Points Memo reports. At the meeting, he noted his religious concerns about the film, but council members stayed silent. Later, he says, he tried to pressure the Anti-Defamation League into investigating the film and its makers. Strangely, he received an e-mail on June 30 saying the screening had been canceled. But the theater affirms that the movie did play — though to a mostly empty theater.

Sheik Khaled Abdalla
A fiery Egyptian TV host on the Islamist satellite TV channel al-Nas, Abdalla is reported to have set off the outrage when he broadcast a clip of the movie trailer that showed the man playing Muhammad. After he showed the video on Sept. 8, the Atlantic Wire reports, online views of the video soared. According to the Guardian, Abdalla drums up outrage among his audience by homing in on perceived threats to Islam and intensifying them.

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Leslie Siegel
Leslie Siegel

Yup, this is Sam's cell phone, got it from someone who said they worked for him and it's real, so why not call it? Will you, have you? It's 206-312-7879!!!!!!

Leslie Siegel
Leslie Siegel

I found HIS CELL NUMBER listed on THE NET and SOME OTHERS are passing this number around, and it is a male who answers on the other end, I could not get over it but the number, if anyone wants to call and give their what for, or why's, then call 206-312-7879!

Leslie Siegel
Leslie Siegel

HERE is this jerk's cell number he's hiding  up in Seattle area 206-312-7879, ask him yourself and maybe we can get betteranswers, call that cell, it's his!

Robert Johnston
Robert Johnston

THE FILM "INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS" THAT SPARKED OUTRAGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAS FUNDED BY CONSERVATIVES!!! - They calculated the outrage it would cause, even paying to have it translated into Arabic and promoted on Youtube in the Middle East, in an attempt to make the President appear weak on foreign policy. 

VeiledPrincess
VeiledPrincess

I am an American Muslim. To me this video is a disgrace.

Trying to degrade one’s religion on the principle of free-speech is an

abomination to the American Constitution, which was made to uphold justice and

religious tolerance for all.

I do not support violence of any kind and hope that all

believing men and women can come together and create world peace.

So any media outlet showing or promoting this filthy, piece

of garbage take it down, out of respect for others at the least.

sarah refaai
sarah refaai

It is really puzzling how such a trivial obscene disgusting movie made by some dumb extremists from different backgrounds can cause such havoc and chaos in the Islamic world.

I truly doubt if any of the protesters have read the Quran and what it recounts about what the "infidels" called Muhammad. Many verses state clear insults and instructs Muslims to ignore them and not answer back or insult them.

It is seriously a problem of ignorance and poverty not of religion. It just incredibly sad how many innocent lives are lost in the process .

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sushidelivery

excelente articulos creo que el mundo debe ser mas tolerante para aceptar posiciones distintas

Bashir Adamu
Bashir Adamu

Even if they said it as you think it was not in a public domain to incite them.

MaryamTaheri
MaryamTaheri

Dear Mr Lidkey 

u speak or ur sight of view! on western sight of view ! if some people dont live like ur rules are they barbarius ? u speak about only this 10 years but i say it has a route on 60 years ago  why u think u are police of the world ? why u think only amercican dream is the the best dream ? why u never think even people of Papua New Guinea have right to live  on thier world , their rulles , their culture  not  American ones ? 

u tell me about this 10 yeras that ur government accupied Iraq and Afghanistan  but i mean  many yeras before that .. the yeras that Americans Create Al_qaeda  becuse of  cold war  the yeras they create dictarors of south America the years they provided damn person like saddam to killed people of Iran becuse  simply they think  we dont like what happened in Iran  and they help saddam by any kind of  facillites ( enclude chimical weapons)  to destroy cities of Iran and killed about 2-3 millions civil peoples   I can say many famouse stories like this   i want to say  becuse of that years  becuse of  American acts  people of many countries (not only muslims ones ) have not  a good  memory  about USA and it is only a few of cusses ! I know my engilish is not perfect but I hope u get  what I try to say  bye

MrLidkey
MrLidkey

 Most American do NOT want to police the world, it is only a few corrupt politicians under the influence of large corporations that try to control the governments of other countries to protect their assets. We ALL need to work together to STOP that foolishness. The only good thing about North American and European culture that the rest of the world can borrow from is to value personal freedoms. Everything else should be unique from country to country, especially TV shows, STOP watching crap from American Hollywood! make your own shows with Islamic values. And don't show poor quality videos that almost no person in America had seen on National TV in the Muslim Counties. THIS DOES NOT represent our views of Islam.

British foolishly got intrenched in Middle East after Ottomans declared war on Europe, British paid the price for that! Redrawing ancient borders for people you don't understand is never a good idea, but some of blame is on Ottomans for what they did before/during WWII. Kurds suffered a lot under both, doing much better now with a little help for the West, but MOSTLY their own efforts. Still suffering under Turks/ modern day Ottomans.

MrLidkey
MrLidkey

 I have live outside of the USA for much of my life and know well that there are many other ways to peace and happiness. PNG for example does not need any help from the West and their culture is VERY different from USA, also Brazilian indigenous people deep in jungle were i spent many summers as a child. I'm all for getting Foreign troops out of Afghanistan, but the question is why do they need the harsh rule of Taliban to not fight each other and not a peaceful civilian police force like most other countries? For over 10 years Afghanistan has tried to replace repressive Taliban rule with a more traditional somewhat democratic rule (loya jirga etc) that worked for centuries there BEFORE this new corrupted form of Islam did not allow it. I agree the USA and others need to get the heck OUT! they are part of the problem, but it will only get worse when they DO get out because they are not the CORE problem. US troops were only there to create a temporary peaceful space for Afghan people to rebuild THEIR culture which Taliban destroyed, NOT American culture and our messed up political party system, that would be terrible. Long live the ancient multicultural and multireligious middle and far east once the corrupt forms of Islam have been washed away,  just as the Allah's messenger was sent to clean up this corruption over 1400 years ago.

Mohammad Ibrahim
Mohammad Ibrahim

    International agencies should set a law which does not allow to inter fair any one in some ones religious matters. This is ridiculous to inter fair in a religion. 

      Interference in religious maters caused many casualties no steps have been taken yet, toward this issue. So international agencies must become serious about this horrendous cause of killings. They must from an organization that control all religious type  matters. It's growing serious we should condemn this types of acts.

MrLidkey
MrLidkey

 This poorly produce video was seen by very few and was about to die in obscurity for over one month as do thousands of such videos that slander Jews, Christians and Mormons etc. However, the difference is that some HATEFUL Imams and TV stations in the Middle East finally found it and decided to publicize it just before 9/11. That is the difference! More international regulation is NOT the answer, COMMON SENSE IS! How about Muslim Countries being more careful about what types of inflammatory stuff they broadcast on TV? That would help. Or Imams in Mosques showing a little common sense. It would also help if they did not preach far more hateful and blasphemous things every Friday about Jesus Christ and Jews. Some of us can read Arabic and see the Hate Muslims post on the internet but WE don't kill your diplomats.

vinnye
vinnye

Both were men, and I call that plain old idolatry

HOLLYMAKKA
HOLLYMAKKA

 HAZRAT MUHAMMAD (BPBUH) IS THE   LAST MESSENGER OF ALLAH WHO SEND FOR ALL HUMINITY NOT ONLY FOR MUSLIMS,

 SO PEOPLE PLZ  COME FORWARD AND STUDY THE LIFE OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET OF ALLAH (PBUH) MAY U UNDERSTAND THE DIGNITY OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET (PBUH )  AND INSHAALLAH THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THIS MOVIE IN ANY

Bershawn300
Bershawn300

What is your purpose in publishing this?  This article by its very existence seems to want to ferret out the 'wrongdoers' who made the video.  However, are you against free speech?  Look, either we as a country are going to say we are FOR free speech and all the problems and consequences that that brings, or we are going to say we are AGAINST it.  I personally do not think it is ethically right to mock any religious figure (I am Christian, but do not believe Mohammed should be mocked any more than Christ should be), but I also think that having religious figures mocked is one of the byproducts of a free society, a society which I am happy to live in, and so I am willing to take the mockery on the chin (think the Chris Ofili art piece that made the Virgin Mary out of dung).

Are you, through the supposed expose that is the article, trying to say that these people do not have a right to produce a movie that depicts a religious figure in an inappropriate or offensive way?  If so, then where were you when the Last Temptation of Christ came out?  Free speech pundits rallied that it was a good thing to bring out new interpretations of who Jesus may or may not have been.  Granted that movie did not result in deaths.  But here, the goal of the anti-Islam video was ostensibly NOT to instigate deaths.  

There will come a point in every society's history when it will have to decide for which values it is willing to stand for and for which values it is willing to lie down.  I do not wish that any more people die because of this video.  I do not like or approve of  the video.  But if we are saying we as a society believe in free speech, then we need to be fully willing to stand for free speech for all, at all times.

MrLidkey
MrLidkey

in reply to juni31 Muslims are terribly insecure about their faith just ask  Iranian Christian Youcef Nadarkhani who spent 1062 days in jail and almost got executed for just being a Christian in Iran. The Shia have for centuries alleged some of the things portrayed about P.M. early followers in this video of terrible quality, most 12 yr old kids could have done a better video. What are Muslims so afraid of? Let them go back to fighting each other like a bunch of Godless barbarians. Europeans and N.Americans should get out of those crazy lands, only China and Japan need the oil. Good TIME article on crack-pots behind this poor quality video, now more about how it was not even accurate, mostly just baseless accusations that every religion gets, especially Christianity since it claims outrageous scientifically impossible stuff. i.e. FAITH not Fact, grow up Islam!

Masrur Arifin
Masrur Arifin

i am a muslim and i have seen that video clip............thats really a  piece of shit ......but we muslims should have to be patient...islam never allow to kill somebody who is not responsible for the crime......why we will kill ambassador who is far away from making the movie....we should remain busy in practicing real islam .....punishment is for those who is responsible for that.......Allah never likes  injustice.

Rolina Gravoso Odoy Hawker
Rolina Gravoso Odoy Hawker

if does it so insulting  may need to investigate first who is responsible of the  making of that movie so that  no life will be  waste like the  ambassador..so pity to  these people...these is not GODLY ATTACKED  THESE  DEMONIC   ACT OF  DOING  VIOLENCE ..IF  WE  BELIEVED  GOD  WHY NEED TO  CREAT  TOO MUCH  VIOLENT REACTION LET  GOD  OR  ALLAH  DO  THE  VENGEANCE ....THERES NO JUSTICE IN WAR .  AT THE END OF THE DAY  WE  WILL ALL FACE  THE  TRUE  JURY...IT  IS  GODS  JUDGEMENT DAY.... AND  THAT DAY  WE  WILL KNOW  WHO  IS  WHO...  MY  FRIENDS  LET THERE BE PEACE.... PEACE ON EARTH...

wael
wael

Can Washington Post interview a respectable Islamic cleric and ask him the following questions:

1. Did Muhammad marry a 9-years-old?

2. Did Muhammed marry his daughter in law?

3. Did Muhammad kill a Jewish man and married his wife at the day he killed him

4. Did Muhammad execute a very old woman because she insulted him

5. Did Muhammad adopted a donkey, call him Ya'afor and said that he is the first muslim donkey?

6. Did Muhammed force people he invaded either to adopt islam or to pay poll tax?

If

the cleric/expert says no then please hang the maker of the movie. Here

is my challenge: the cleric will not deny it and you all owe the maker

of this movie a big APOLOGY.

MrLidkey
MrLidkey

 Those were different times, not really fair to judge. Have you read what was going on in Roman and Greek times or even in the later Roman Catholic Church. What were your ancestors doing 1400 years ago? At least 9yr old was a girl, many Romans preferred boys. We actually live in much safer times to be a child despite what you see on TV news.

donotkilling
donotkilling

The truth is that innocent people were killed. If Muslims react 

killing Americans   whenever an offensive video about their religion is posted on the internet, then they must be prepared to face the CONSEQUENCES of their actions.

Chenglin
Chenglin

There is no real freedom of speech in America. When someone criticises Israil or Jewish communities, he or she will immediately be accused of  spreading hate-crime and be prosecuted or fired. As an Asian=American, this is injustice. America's unquestioned support for Israil during the last 40 years has got the US involved in two or three Middle-Eastern wars, 911 and many lost American lives.

Ed London
Ed London

What Bacile said is no worse than what gets said in mosques and madrassas about jews, Hindus and Christians every day.

Jibran
Jibran

if somebody says about your father that he is the dam FUCKER of your mother then what you will reply to that person????????????????????????

its the matter of emotions and feeling...... you should realize one thing always give respect and get respect if you cant do it then silence is the best tool to have in yourself....... "don't disgrace to anyone"  it's the message of Islam .......... Islam will live long Insha Allah ............ you cheap jewesh.... americans and anti muslims communities...........

Bpragmatic
Bpragmatic

Really people, when did we become so weak that we cant withstand being made fun of.  For anyone whom gets so upset because of something someone else makes a parody movie about, just show that their position/views/beliefs are so fragile and weak willed that they should really be mad and astonished at themselves for being that incredibly shallow and yes im sorry to say but, "Dogmatic".  When will people realize the organized religion is at the root of almost all of the evil in this world.  More Murder/Rape/Oppresion and tyranny is done in Gods name than in any other cause or effect out there.  Wake up people!!

Krishna Vallabh
Krishna Vallabh

thanks to Time report,  these guys involved in the movie knowingly or unknowingly would be running for their lives from now on, very responsible reporting

mags2012
mags2012

I don't see why muslims are so upset about the movie since it is actually the truth. They ought to be thanking the producers for the free evangelism.

Oh wait....the truth of islam is not very palatable.  Oops.  Well then, I suppose it would be great for anyone to see before consenting to join islam.

Anon777777
Anon777777

Robert Brownell is a fanatic fundamentalist, and he is the GOP bagman for the film.

Now we just need to find the connection between the Khadafy supporters who attacked the consulate, and the GOP promoters of the film.

This is a traitorous murder set up by the GOP.

Just to give Romney an issue.

Anon777777
Anon777777

The promotion of this film overseas was timed by Sadek

and others.

The attack on the consulate was timed to use the protests against the film as a cover.

It is beginning to look like the GOP coordinated with the attackers.

Anon777777
Anon777777

Promoter of hate film, Morris Sadek

is a GOP foot soldier.

James 'Aubs' Clark
James 'Aubs' Clark

I contacted the SPLC directly- they say that there is absolutely no evidence to back up Steve Klein's claims about finding and shutting down terror cells, let alone it being a 'piece of cake.' Unless he thinks that all Mosques are terror cells, which wouldn't surprise me... 

Anon777777
Anon777777

I hope the FBI has found and questioned every one of them.

Someone bankrolled this film, and someone is still circulating it,

and someone is orchestrating this mass hysteria

lordgunner
lordgunner

 what about freedom to make actually good movie let alone speech. this people shouldnt get famous for making a very crasp movie who doesnt even get funny. wannabe monty python fail . Muslim should just  be ashame to make this people famous

Son Ja
Son Ja

Sam Bacile is a coptic christian who is also a convicted felon for bank fraud. He is on probation and his new crime was to create this video out of selfish ambition by collecting more money than claiming the production of the video was. A CRIMINAL

abdali12
abdali12

Sam Bacile is my idol

Regardless of all said about this person in all the media, he remains for me my idol, for the following reasonsHe was the only person who dared to say what others do not dare to sayIt’s time for America and the West to pay the price for their centuries of supporting the Islamic world and Islamic extremists at the expense of the Christians of the Middle East, preserving their own interestsI do not care at all what he said or the way they uttered. What is important is that he dared to mention this forbidden topic to the sensitivity of the Arab oil for the WestIf anyone has done the same or even much larger towards the Christian religion. Nobody would have reacted in the world. There are many examples in history that can be citedHow long will Islam and Muslims remains the only immune in our world against any criticism, no matter how small, because of fear from their violence and permanent thirst for bloodBeing said here and there that this person has caused the death of Americans. What about the fact that the U.S. and Western countries over the ages were causing millions of Christians, from Indonesia in the east to Morocco to be killed and continued displacement from their homes, inhabited since time immemorial? West, which no doubt will continue to support the radical Muslims deserves some penalties like this little one

Brad Holman
Brad Holman

Muslims are as bad as the Jews. I'd say let's feed them all some bacon and tell them to get over themselves. Seriously, this religious overreacting is making everyone with a religion look like brats at a daycare.  I read about how Muslims are raiding European Embassies now. What did they do? So, wat now? Islamic Zerg Rush Takes On The World? *facepalm*

MaryamTaheri
MaryamTaheri

hi ! I am muslim and i live in middele east ! all this things are not only about that film! It is about acting of USA in midele east after last 6-70 years ! after  all guilty things we do with us and our countries  people of here are like a cistern that  will be fiered by only one  spark ! Jugment of Americans are always on point of their views  please only for one time think  by other point of views please see what ur Governments do in this last 60 years in world  killing by the name of freedom 

MrLidkey
MrLidkey

 N.A. and European Governments would have liked to have gotten their troops the heck out of there a LONG time ago if only your religious history were not so extremely violent and you would all stop killing EACH OTHER! We all know that Military Troops are the LAST resort to establish peace, there should have been  a LOT more progress on a civilian police force in Afghanistan almost 10 years ago. BUT a culture and religion of violence goes back over 1000 years in the M.E. and beyond. Pagan head hunters in Papua New Guinea have made more civilized progress.