An Israeli filmmaker based in California released a movie which insulted and mocked Prophet Muhammad caused infuriating demonstrators to attack a U.S. consulate in Libya, killing one American, and breached the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. The film “innocence of Islam” was released earlier this year by Sam Bacile, a California real estate developer who wrote and directed the movie. The film which was shunned by movie lovers earlier this year when it was taken to the cinemas is now viral. The two-hour movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors.
Bacile envisaged the outcry and outrage that is been witnessed in Cairo and Libya, saying Islam is a cancer and his film is intended to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed when protesters opened fire on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
The film depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child intimate abuse, among other overtly insulting claims including calling Muhammad a fraud.
Steve Klein, a consultant on the film said he vowed to help Bacile make the movie but warned him that “(he is) going to be the next Theo van Gogh.” Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a film that was perceived as insulting to Islam.
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