- Posted September 13, 2012 by
Watertown, New York
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Who Funded the Film That Killed Our Ambassador Christopher Stevens? Free Speech? No, This Cost Lives
The attack on the US Embassy in Libya was terrifying, but the response to the attack, has been far more disturbing.
Yes, those responsible for the murder of foreign service officers will be brought to justice, but what about those that funded the hateful film, "Innocence of Muslims," that lead to the attacks?
CNN has reported that the actors were mislead about the purpose of the film.
(Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy)
Sam Bacile, a name now known to be a pseudonym, the writer, director and producer of the movie, which he says showcases his view of Islam as a hateful religion, was funded by $5 million from about 100 Jewish donors whom he declined to identify.
Bacile is in hiding.
"Steve Klein, a consultant on the film, said the filmmaker is concerned for family members who live in Egypt.
Klein said he vowed to help Bacile make the movie but warned him that "you're 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.
"We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen," Klein said.
Bacile's film was dubbed into Egyptian Arabic by someone he doesn't know, but he speaks enough Arabic to confirm that the translation is accurate.
It was made in three months in the summer of 2011, with 59 actors and about 45 people behind the camera.
The film claims Muhammad was a fraud.
An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.
It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.
The film refers to the Prophet as a bastard.
Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any manner, let alone insult the prophet.
A Danish newspaper's 2005 publication of 12 caricatures of the prophet triggered riots in many Muslim countries."
Video that sparked the Attacks in Libya and Egypt
(This iReporter watched the 14 minutes of film.)
"Bacile, said he believed the film will help his native land, Israel, by exposing Islam's flaws to the world."
"The full film has been shown once, to a mostly empty theatre in Hollywood earlier this year, said Bacile.
Bacile says, "he had not anticipated such a furious reaction to his film and said: "I feel sorry for the embassy. I am mad".
'Sam Bacile's' statements are opposite of what his consultant, Steve Klein said.
Klein said they discussed the outcome and how the Islamic people would view the film. Klein warned Bacile."
Bacile is now in hiding.
'Bacile' isn't his real name. Bacile knew.
So what else does Bacile know?
It would be interesting to see the funding sources for this movie. I wonder if there are AIPAC or Sheldon Adelson connections to it.
"Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.
"I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good," said Bacile. "America should do something to change it."
The story goes deeper.
Morris Sadek, friends with Rev. Terry (burn the Koran) Jonessaid that he had promoted the video on his website and on certain TV stations, which he did not identify."
Rev. Jones threatened to burn the Koran two years ago on the 2010 Anniversary of America's '9/11'.
"Islam is a cancer, period," Bacile said repeatedly, his solemn voice thickly accented.
"This is a political movie," said Bacile.
"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."
Bacile, a California real estate developer who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world."
Which brings us to the U.S. Presidential Elections
How much influence does Israel have over our foreign policy through campaign donations?
Jerusalem official accuses White House of lying about requested Netanyahu-Obama meeting
"The Israeli government on Wednesday accused the White House of lying by denying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested to meet US President Barack Obama later this month in the US."
"The accusation will likely serve to further escalate diplomatic tensions between the two countries, which have ramped up in recent days.
White House spokesman Tommy Vietor had said earlier that no such request was made or rejected.
On Tuesday evening, after reports surfaced claiming Obama refused to meet Netanyahu during his short US trip later this month — reportedly due to a scheduling issue — it seemed like bilateral relations were headed toward a serious crisis.
But later that night, the president called Netanyahu and the two leaders spoke for about an hour, seemingly calming the situation.
According to a statement the White House published after the conversations, Netanyahu and Obama agreed to continue holding “close consultations” regarding the Iranian nuclear program in the future
Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu launched an unprecedentedly bitter attack on the US administration, saying that countries that refused to set deadlines for Iran to give up its nuclear program have no right to tell Israel to hold back on taking preemptive military action to thwart the regime’s nuclear ambitions.
“The world tells Israel to wait because there is still time. And I ask: Wait for what? Until when? Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,” Netanyahu said.
His statement constituted a harsh rebuttal of comments made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said on Sunday that the US will currently not set deadlines or give ultimatums regarding Tehran’s refusal to curb its nuclear program."
Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel - Bush Adviser
Maybe Netanyahu, like Mitt Romney, hasn't thought this thing through. There will be 100,000 + innocent civilian deaths from fallout from the bombing of this reactor.
TIPP Poll: Jewish Support for Obama Plunges 19% Since '08
Planned 9/11/ 2010 Koran burning in US called off by
Florida pastor, Rev. Terry Jones
Hate films have no place in this world, what exactly was the films purpose other than to anger these people? Now the fear tactics kick in to scare the fools in this country and abroad. Is this a War justification?
This film is a Virtual giant spoon stirring the pot of ignorance; now let’s see what else happens.
This is the same as kicking an ant hill or messing with a hornets’ nest.
Could it be more obvious what is going on here?
Some are now saying this was Al Qaeda. Maybe it was.
But did Al Qaeda finance this film?
So, will our predators take out the funders and filmmakers as well as the jihadists or Al Qaeda that actually pulled the trigger?
The pieces have been moved on the chessboard.
They've taken our Knight for whom we grieve. So, what is our next move?