Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The man behind the video that sparked deadly protests in Libya goes by the name of Sam Bacile, and describes himself as a property developer.
Appearing to have no discernible track record in film, religion or politics, Bacile identifies himself as an Israeli Jew and said he produced, directed and wrote the two-hour film, “Innocence of Muslims”.
Speaking by telephone to the Associated Press from an undisclosed location, Bacile, who went into hiding on Tuesday, remained defiant, saying Islam is a “cancer” and that he intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.
“Islam is a cancer, period,” he repeatedly said, claiming the film cost £3.3 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 7:37 am