September 17, 2012
The US-made Innocence of Muslims was produced and directed by an Egyptian-American Coptic Christian, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula who lives outside Los Angeles under the pseudonym Sam Bacile. The producers of the film, intent on enraging Muslims, hired actors without informing them exactly what they were participating in.
Islam represents an existential threat and the film denigrates Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
The film is designed to stir the flames of the civilization wars. It has succeeded.