Busted: Anti Muslim film maker likely identified [AP]
When I first heard of ‘Sam Bacile’ I couldn’t help but wonder first of all what kind of name that was — it surely didn’t sound the least bit American and to me, personally, it sounded like a made up pen name.
So, I took to the web using a bit of web sleuthing and a bit of help from other sites and found this piece of disturbing information — what is believed to be the real identity of ‘Sam Bacile’.
Keep in mind, Bassel on his Facebook page claimed to be an Egyptian movie producer living in Hollywood California regularly producing movies about the Islamic culture and Mohammed using well documented evidence in the history books
A quoted Facebook post from the now vanished page:
“Hello, I am a producer in a America and I live in Hollywood California,” he wrote in a July 15 post, well before the controversy erupted in Egypt. “I recently produced a movie that I believe to be one of the most historically important movie of our times. It is a 2 hour long movie about the entire life of the Prophet Muhammad from start to finish. Everything that is depicted in the movie is very true and well documented in all historical books that are found and taught in all Islamic countries.”
Delivered to Daily News from the Associated Press:
“Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview outside Los Angeles that he was manager for the company that produced “Innocence of Muslims,” which mocked Muslims and the prophet Muhammad and may have caused inflamed mobs that attacked U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. He provided the first details about a shadowy production group behind the film.
“Nakoula denied he directed the film and said he knew the self-described filmmaker, Sam Bacile. But the cellphone 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. Federal court papers said Nakoula’s aliases included Nicola Bacily, Erwin Salameh and others. …
Nakoula denied he had posed as Bacile. During a conversation outside his home, he offered his driver’s license to show his identity but kept his thumb over his middle name, Basseley. Records checks by the AP subsequently found it and other connections to the Bacile persona.”
- Who is “Sam Bacile”? (commentarymagazine.com)
- Israeli filmmaker in hiding as protesters outraged by portrayal of Prophet Muhammad (rt.com)
- California man confirms role in anti-Islam film (goerie.com)
- Libya Protests Spurred By Anti-Muslim Film Whose Maker’s Religion Is Widely Reported But Little-Known (huffingtonpost.com)
- Anti-islamic film search leads to coptic Christian in California (guardian.co.uk)
- The low-budget film that sparked Libyan violence (ibnlive.in.com)