Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

US Marshals and courthouse security stand guard at the courthouse garage entrance as alleged anti-Islam filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is moved into a vehicle by US Marshals following his appearance on probation violation (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Calif. Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Ordered Jailed

A federal judge on Thursday determined a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight risk and ordered him detained.


Muslims shout anti-US slogans during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Karachi on September 15, 2012. The Pakistani Taliban on September 15 issued a call to young Muslims worldwide and within the country to rise up against an anti-Islam movie. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/GettyImages)

Feds Interview Calif. Filmmaker Tied To Anti-Islamic Movie

A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday.


Tunisian protesters holding a religious flag and a lumber try to storm the US embassy during a protest against a film mocking Islam in Tunis on September 14, 2012. Protesters break through into the compound of the US embassy in Tunis, undeterred by volleys of tear gas and warning shots fired by security forces. (credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/GettyImages)

Probation Department Looking at Anti-Muslim Filmmaker

Federal probation officials are investigating the activities of a southern California filmmaker convicted of financial crimes who has been linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East.


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Police used tear gas as they clashed with a crowd protesting outside the US embassy in Cairo against a film mocking Islam. (credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages)

US Identifies Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Blamed for Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence […]