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Man behind anti-Islam film arrested for violating probation’s terms

Published: 03/10/2012 04:11:00 AM GMT
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Washington: The United States authorities have arrested the man who has major hand in making of the anti-Islam for violating terms of his probation.

By Farhan Iqbal


Washington: The United States authorities have arrested the man who has major hand in making of the anti-Islam for violating terms of his probation.

According to the authorities, the man belongs to California and he is behind making the pathetic film in which Islam’s beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has been made fun of. The blasphemous film has triggered the violent protests across the Muslim world. He has been arrested by the US authorities as he has violated the terms during his probation.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was convicted in 2010 for federal check and sentenced to 21 months in prison. Under terms of his probation, he was not allowed to use computers or the Internet for five years without approval from his probation officer.

US Attorney’s spokesman in Los Angeles, Thomas Mrozek, informed that Nakoula was arrested after federal probation officials determined that he had violated the terms of his supervised release.

A US District Court hearing was scheduled for Nakoula on Thursday afternoon. It was closed to media and the public.

Protests have erupted all over the Muslim world over a 14-minute trailer for disgusting movie which has hurt the sentiments of the Muslims. There have been protests across the globe and turned violent on a number of occasions killing dozens.

Nakoula, a Christian originally from Egypt, went into hiding after he was identified as the man behind the trailer. The full story about Nakoula and the video still is not known.

A film permit listed Media for Christ, a Los Angeles-area charity run by other Egyptian Christians, as the production company. Most of the film was made at the charity’s headquarters. Steve Klein, an insurance agent in Hemet and outspoken Muslim critic, has said he was a consultant and promoter for the film.

Meantime, a number of actors and workers on the film have come forward to say that they were duped. They said that they were hired for a film titled “Desert Warrior” and there was no mention of Islam in the script.

Those references were dubbed in after filming was completed. Actress Cindy Lee Garcia has sued to get the trailer taken down, saying she was duped.


US authorities have arrested anti-Islam film producer

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