‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Director Gives First Interview

The man who kicked the hornets’ nest has granted his first interview since the furore caused by The Innocence of Muslims on YouTube. Serge F. Kovalesky and Brooke Barnes report for the New York Times:

Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making “Innocence of Muslims,” his crude YouTube movie trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, philandering thug.

Does Mr. Nakoula now regret the footage? After all, it fueled deadly protests across the Islamic world and led the unlikely filmmaker to his own arrest for violating his supervised release on a fraud conviction.

Not at all. In his first public comments since his incarceration soon after the video gained international attention in September, Mr. Nakoula told The New York Times that he would go to great lengths to convey what he called “the actual truth” about Muhammad. “I thought, before I wrote this script,” he said, “that I should burn myself in a public square to let the American people and the people of the world know this message that I believe in.”

In explaining his reasons for the film, Mr. Nakoula, 55, a Coptic Christian born in Egypt, cited the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Tex., as a prime example of the violence committed “under the sign of Allah.” His anger seemed so intense over the years that even from a federal prison in 2010, he followed the protests against the building of an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero in New York as he continued to work on his movie script.

Until now, only the barest details were known about the making of the film that inspired international outrage. Initial reports made it seem as if the film had been thrown together in about a year.

But a longer, more intricate and somewhat surreal story emerges from interviews with Mr. Nakoula…

[continues in the New York Times]

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  • echar

    How convenient!

    • Andrew

      In what way?

      • Ceausescu

        I think he’s referring to this:

        “In explaining his reasons for the film, Mr. Nakoula, 55, a Coptic
        Christian born in Egypt, cited the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Tex., as a
        prime example of the violence committed “under the sign of Allah.”

      • echar

        It all seems convenient to me. For who I do not know.

  • Miracles

    a dickhead gets 15 minutes of fame for being a dickhead. next…

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    While I applaud him for considering self immolation, I feel compelled to chastise him for not going through with it.

  • BuzzCoastin

    I want to personally congratulate the guys who put this psyop together
    especially the crew at 2435 Laurel Canyon Blvd
    even after Gen. Betrayus admits that this piece of Sid & Marty Kroftness
    was totally irrelevant to the riots
    it’s still being treated with significance
    Bravo! Encore!

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    What’s he in prison for?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Iaminnocenttheblood-Ofthisjustmanyouseetoit/100002857705077 Iaminnocenttheblood Ofthisjust

    $5 million from Israeli Jews to make that film…
    Was he also hired to try to disprove the “Canard” that they “Own the media”?

    (sorry deny machine, I believe the first report, not the ADL sponsored cover up)

    $5 million is worthy a “Deathstalker” a “Caligula”. If people have to die for a stupid hate movie, it should be a GOOD stupid hate movie.

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