Sam Bacile

  • US judge refuses to order anti-Islam film off YouTube December 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests against the United States across the Muslim world on Friday lost her second legal bid to force the video off of YouTube. Denying a request by actress Cindy Lee Garcia for...
  • At UN, Muslim world questions Western freedom of speech September 29, 2012

    United Nations: Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this week arguing that the West was hiding behind its defense of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that have raised fears of a widening East-West cultural divide. A video made in California...
  • US: 'Anti-Islam' film director held in Los Angeles September 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of his probation, authorities said on Thursday. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was convicted in 2010 for federal check and sentenced to 21 months in...
  • Watch: Rally against 'anti-Islam' film turns violent in Kolkata September 27, 2012

    An anti-US rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'anti-Islam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The film,...
  • Kolkata: Rally against 'anti-Islam' film turns violent September 27, 2012

    Kolkata: An anti-US rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'anti-Islam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The...
  • Brazilian court asks YouTube to remove 'anti-Islam' film September 27, 2012

    Rio De Janeiro: A court in Brazil said it has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the movie that has touched off deadly protests across the Muslim world, the latest in a spate of court-ordered content-removal cases against the video-sharing site in Rio De Janeiro. Sao Paulo-based judge Gilson Delgado Miranda...
  • Bounty on US film director not official policy: Pak September 24, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government today made it clear that one of its minister's offer of a bounty of USD 100,000 for the maker of an anti-Islam film did not represent official policy but did not say whether any action would be taken against him. Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said Railway...
  • Bombay HC to hear plea against 'anti-Islam' film September 24, 2012

    Bombay: The Bombay High Court will on Monday hear a writ petition seeking a ban on the 'anti-Islam' film that is at the centre of a huge controversy currently. The film, 'Innocence of Muslims' by US director Sam Bacile purportedly shows Islam in bad light. The movie, that went viral on...
  • The low-budget film that sparked Libyan violence September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Probably just the title of the film by Sam Bacile was competent enough to make people angry in Libya, because it’s a bad film by any standard. The badly made film tries to describe the Prophet Mohammad as a womaniser and as someone who approved of child sexual...
  • Anti Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests September 12, 2012

    Los Angeles: A filmmaker has gone into hiding after his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked assaults on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where an American diplomat was killed. Writer and director Sam Bacile spoke on the phone Tuesday from an unidentified location. He remained defiant, saying Islam is a...