Sam Bacile

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 […]


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American Filmmaker In Hiding After U.S. Ambassador’s Death

A controversial film insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad sparked furious protests in Egypt and Libya, leading to the death of an American Ambassador and three other Americans.