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The Innocence of Muslims murders: how Christians used anti-Semitism to whip up hatred

by | 13th, September 2012

THE Innocence of Muslims protest in photos: In supposed reaction to the dire anti-Islam film , four Americans, including US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens are dead, murdered by a mob of Islamist protesters in Benghazi. There have been more protests at Sam Bacile’s film in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Who is Sam Bacile? Well, he might be the persona of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55. Nakoula says he is not Bacile, but knows someone who is.

The AP reports that federal court papers filed against Nakoula in a 2010 criminal prosecution said that he had used numerous aliases, such as Nicola Bacily, Robert Bacily and Erwin Salameh, Ahmad Hamdy, Kritbag Difrat and PJ Tobacco.

…the cell phone 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.

Nakoula is a Coptic Christian in Los Angeles. One who seems to think all Jews are big in real estate and the movies, and will use lies to tap into anti-Semitism to prove that Muslims are violent. The AP says:

Part of his 2010 bank fraud plea deal denied him access to the internet. AP found that “Bacile” was posting videos and commenting on articles in recent months and even days.

Another name being tossed about is that of Joseph Nasralla Abdelmasih, reported to be “the head of Media Christ, the organization behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked protests in the Middle East”. There is no proof that it is.

The Press Telegram reports:

Media for Christ, which has its administrative offices south of the 210 Freeway in Duarte, took out a film permit for the production, according to City Manager Darrell George… A Media for Christ employee reached by phone declined participating in the production. We didn’t film it and we’re against the movie because we respect all the religions,” said the man who declined to give his name. According to public records, Media for Christ took out a business license in 2006 at the Duarte location.

Steve Klein, who claims to have consulted a Jewish filmmaker using the name Sam Bacile, said Media for Christ “had nothing to do with the filming of this movie.” But Klein also said he could not say where exactly the video was filmed.

It was “somewhere in California,” he said. “I don’t know where.”

The AP mentions Steve Klein, “a Christian activist involved in the film project”. The  Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg spoke with Klein:

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