In a world where religion tolerance is preached, a 56 year old Isreali-American, Sam Bacile might have bitten more than he can chew as his youtube movie has been blamed for the protests around diplomatic posts in Libya and Egypt, which culminated into the attack on the US embassy in Lybia, and led to the death of US ambassador to Libya.
The film titled “Innocence of Muslims” was earlier posted on YouTube and was later reposted after being translated into Arabic. The clip, an amateurish production featuring dozens of actors, portrays Prophet Muhammad, believed by Muslims to be God’s prophet, as a womanizer, a homosexual and a child abuser.
“This is a political movie,” the AP quoted him as saying. “The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re fighting with ideas.”
A source close to the cast and crew of the film told NBC News that the man known as Bacile misled the actors and production crew.
“The entire crew and cast are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer,” the source said. “We are 100 percent not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic rewrites of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred.”
The Nigerian Police have responded to this development by beefing up security in the Northern part of the country to ensure extremists don’t take advantage of Bacile’s video to cause chaos in the land.
Although the video has been taken down, the damage has been done and four lives have been lost. Who does this if not a psycho?