Skip to comments.Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests
Posted on 09/12/2012 4:39:12 AM PDT by Mozilla
An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where one American was killed.
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.
Protesters angered over Bacile's film opened fire on and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing an American diplomat on Tuesday. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner.
"This is a political movie," said Bacile. "The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we're fighting with ideas."
Bacile, a California real estate developer who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world.
"Islam is a cancer, period," he said repeatedly, his solemn voice thickly accented.
The two-hour movie, "Innocence of Muslims," cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.
The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube 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.
It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.
Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any manner, let alone insult the prophet.
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The uncompromising objectivity of journalist Shaya Mohajer really shines in this article.
“...Islam is a cancer ...”
That’s an understatement.
Sam Bacile will be blamed for all this by the media and the administration.
Its not his fault..Blame Obama and Hillary for being on the wrong side again.
**clarification... all this violence and mayhem.
You can’t portray Mohammed on film or in pictures but evidently you can portray Mohammed by naming 99.999999999% of Muslim men “Mohammed” who then appear in films and pictures.
Another Reichstag fire!!
'Religion' of 'peace' ...
Sooner or later we’ll have to fight.................
Lock and load, boys and girls.
I watched theYou Tube preview. This guy stole $4,999,000 of the $5 million he raised to shoot this. A bunch of high school kids in video class could do a better job with 5 year old camcorders and $20. With such an important subject you would think they would do a better job of it.
IMO Islam is more like HIV/AIDS a communicable and (often) sexually transmitted killer disease. Preventable if one cares
to take necessary precautions.
He was just pointing out how bad Islam is.
And this is an incorrect protrayal of Muhammad because...?
Because they told the truth.
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