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Anti-Muslim Film

The Man Behind the Movie

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9/17/2012 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nakoula Basseley NakoulaThis is the man whose anti-Muslim movie -- "Innocence of Muslims" -- has triggered a wave of violence in parts of the Muslim world.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula -- who produced the low-budget movie -- is seen here with Anna Gurji, one of the actresses in the film. The photo was shot this year, during production.

Nakoula, who lives in Cerritos, CA., got backing for the movie from hardcore anti-Islam organizations. The flick triggered violence in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed in the violence.


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The attacks occurred on the anniversary of 911.

That tells you everything you need to know about how "spontaneous" they were.

581 days ago


Ignorance and hatred is running this world backwards! Seriosuly since when is it ok to talk about each other's religions. The Muslims... do not talk about anyone's beliefs... they talk about the unjust being done to them by foreign governments. And yet when an incident occurs like this the west is quick to point out their faults. Look in the mirror westerners its the fault of your respective Gov'ts and your lack of education and care of others that has the world in the state it is currently in. Educate your self... and grow up... the world is a big place and until you do so you will not be welcomed overseas.

581 days ago


Oh yes, all this violence and the fact that it started on 9/11 is totally spontaneous because of this obscure film. Riiiigght. Even it was, is this justification for the violence and murdering 4 Americans? When churches were burned and Christians killed in Egypt last year, did Christians storm Egyptian embassies around the world and kill people? The answer to both questions is a resounding NO! There is no excuse for the current Mideast violence, whatever lame excuse they and their sympathizers use.

581 days ago


These radical Islam muslims will use anything to invoke violence.

581 days ago

BB not bb    

I want to see this man protected and guarded around the clock. Do they have The Guardian Angels out ther in his area. We need people who are street smart and not afraid to live as normal Americans to help protect this man who has shown the world that we do have free speech. We don't need their backwards sharia culture here. They need to step off.

581 days ago

BB not bb    

What if all our crazy gangs who like their American freedom, such as biker gangs, went and stationed themselves as protection for this man? Do you think the Muslims would want to mess with him then? They are basically a pack of bullies in a world cult of bullies called Islam. They abuse others because someone abused them first.

Salman Rushdie has been hdiing in England for many years. I don't think we should allow that kind of fear in America. If Americans know who this man is, they should keep an eye out for him and protect him. He is on the front lines of standing up for our rights. He is not afraid to say what needs to be or is someone's desire to be said.

If the Muslims start acting up here there is going to be a massive civil unrest that could lead to martial law and detention camps. Maybe these Muslims need to be shown who is boss before it gets out of control.

581 days ago


It is not the film that is causing this violence. It is extremist Muslim fanatics... Plain and simple. The media needs to get their **** together and blame who is to blame.. You're doing more harm than good..

581 days ago

some guy    

Everything under the sun has become the target of ridicule at one point or another. If you cannot accept that, you do not belong in the 21st century.

581 days ago

Selebraties Suck    

"Anti-Islam Filmmaker Donated Million Dollars To Obama Campaign"

581 days ago


The funny thing is is that muslins around the world are proving the filmmaker right by their actions. Muslims are acting the exact same way as they were portrayed in the film.

581 days ago


Are you guys kidding me?? Reading the comments on here just made me sick and confirmed how ignorant people are!! How is it so easy for people to hate the religion of Islam because of uneducated extremist rebels that parade around murdering people in the name of Islam. Well guess what I am a practicing Palestinian American Muslim woman that is against violence! Shocked? Well guess what most Muslims also feel the same way as I. Have you guys not paid any attention to the Muslims that are protesting these violent protests that are happening? Maybe because the media rather focus on the rebels to make us all look like savages. I love my religion; it humbles me and helps me make decisions in my daily life. I am constantly trying to learn of the prophets teachings because it would make me a better person. There were people that SPIT on the prophet everyday as he walked by and he ignored it! I think of that any time I become angry by someone that is doing wrong to me so that I don't behave like an idiot. Stop being ignorant and respect Islam as we are taught to respect all life!
PLEASE save your twisted "knowledge" on Islam with facts about my beautiful religion. Don't use Muslim hating websites and books as your sources. Pick up an actual book on the Prophet peace be upon him.


581 days ago


Most people in the Middle East hate Americans and look for any reason to cause havoc with us. The seem to just LOVE to fight over anything...seriously.

581 days ago


If they really want a fight, lets give then 1.

arm the drones. Target Set , Fire !! BOOM !!

take that Muhammad. right up your ass.

581 days ago


This lame-a$$ video on you tube has nothing to do with what's going on in the Middle East. Nobama 2012!

581 days ago


It's sad that this man has become the scape goat for our governments failed foreign policy.

581 days ago
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