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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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121.

TheQueen    

you need to understand that muslims are not all the same ! ppl who have killed the ambassador are muslims extremists ! , the movie maker did it all on purpose.. his goal was to incite violence and then raise hatred against muslims in general.. because of some ppl violent behaviour ! but still nothing justifies violence !
may the victims of this incident rest in peace..

675 days ago
122.

BB not bb    

Don't you just love how the phony Chrisitans then come out of the woodwork to tell you to love and forgive everyone? They are about as much use as a pack of jihadists. They support their cause, not the cause of Christ or America. I am sick of them misrepresenting Christ and his teachings for their own political agendas.


To have the true word in front of you and spit on it like that is pathetic. At least the Muslims are ignornat fools but someone pretending to study the Word has no excuse. They bash the faith of other believers who don't agree with them on things not even in the Bible.


Beware of the wolves in sheep's clothing in the last days. They seem all innocent but just want to tear apart real Christians. That they can make excuses for Islam and these people shows who they follow

675 days ago
123.

BB not bb    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29o6AJjtUN0

And for all you jihadi pyros, how do you like this burn? And for you who think you can tell me what to watch and what to think, how do you like me now??


Islam Is lame. Don't blame the messenger, blame the prophet.

675 days ago
124.

Syed Shafqat    

These culprits have made the Muslims hearts hurt.
We all believe in freedom of expression, but it doesn't mean to hurt the feelings of others.
The persons involved in our Beloved Prophet's (P.B.U.H) insult, will surely burn in Hell, Aameen

675 days ago
125.

bon    

I guess obama's apologetic tour did nothing but show what a weak government we have, so the idea of a video causing the violence is ludicrous. This was a well orchestrated, preplanned attack.

675 days ago
126.

BB not bb    

http://www.randpacusa.com/Foreign_Aid_Petition.aspx?pid=0918p

Sign this petition to end aid to our enemies Libya, Egypt and Pakistan. Avenge Ambassador Stevens and the other staff senselessly murdered for this cult of demons.

Americans need to act before it is too late for all of us.

675 days ago
127.

misty    

The so- call movie is a laughting matter. not for inteligent people to go mad about killing , looting, and threatening world's peace with wide-spread violence.

675 days ago
128.

JA    

TMZ, you should be ashamed of yourselves for posting his picture when he did not want to be in the public eye right now. You and everyone who posted his picture just caused his future death. No different than the cartoonist in Norway. Use your brains...

674 days ago
129.

misty    

TMZ thank you.

674 days ago
130.

misty    

Oh ! hope I'm in tract now

674 days ago
131.

misty    

This is a little confusing, but the saying goes try and try again you'll succeed at last. so I'm trying that my brains are a liittle fuggy presently but I'm at it.

674 days ago
132.

Cynthia Scott    

Here we go again. I'm going tired now it's hours with going around and around.,

674 days ago
133.

Cynthia Scott    

Oh please ease up on the depressed film maker whom target his own birth country for his woes. He did not kill anyone nor say to go killing and looting the peace loving Americans. This is pure ignorant and stupid hooliganism. He only made a film to laugh at leave him alone.He's entitle to his freedom of speech. He already has a traumatic life earlier in life leave him alone he did not kill.

674 days ago
134.

Cynthia Scott    

No video is causing those violence it is stupid, uneducated, wild fools whom does not know about the true Almighty God to have fear and belief in him is creating all this violence. This a living shame and disgrace for the human generation..

674 days ago
135.

Cynthia Scott    

Thank you I do believe I'm finally pass now.

674 days ago
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