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The Insulting, Anti-Muslim, Low-Budget Film That Provoked The Attacks On American Embassies

•, Aly Weisman
 Bacile, who wrote and directed the controversial film, spoke to the AP by phone from an undisclosed location, calling Islam "a cancer" and saying he "intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bacile is "a California real estate developer who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, [who] believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world."

A search on IMDB shows Bacile has no other film credits to his name.

The low-budget, arguably poorly-edited and acted two-hour film that was shot in just three months during the summer of 2011 cost $5 million to make, required 59 actors and about 45 production crew members.
Bacile tells AP the film was financed with help from more than 100 Jewish donors.

The 13-minute English trailer on Youtube insults the prophet Muhammad, calling him a fraud and philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse and had "young girl" wives.

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Sharon Jarvis
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It's a disinformation  campaign.  Bacile is a phony name and he is not an Israeli-American Jew.  It is more likely he is an Egyptian Christian Copt--with good reasons to hate Muslims.  But he's backed by right-wing Christians who are hoping to bring on Armageddon.

Comment by Ernest Hancock
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Riiiiight. And the USA's foreign policy had nothing to do with it.