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US consulate attack in Libya: unrepentant film-maker goes into hiding

Alex Spillius
London Telegraph [1]
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.

Full story here. [1]