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  • Producer of anti-Muslim film released from L.A. prison

    August 15, 2013 | 9:30 am

    The producer of the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” which sparked violence in the Middle East and elsewhere, was released from a Los Angeles prison.

    Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, of Los Angeles, was released to a halfway house to serve the remaining weeks of his prison term....

  • Producer of anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison for probation violations

    November 8, 2012 | 10:54 am

    An Egyptian Christian who was one of the key figures behind an anti-Islam film that sparked violence in the Middle East and elsewhere was sentenced to prison.

    Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, of Los Angeles, who reportedly wrote and produced "Innocence of Muslims," was sentenced...

  • California man linked to anti-Islam film in custody, court spokesman says

    September 27, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world was in custody on Thursday, a court spokesman said ahead of bail hearing in Los Angeles.

    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, has been under investigation by probation officials looking...

  • Ahmadinejad calls ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film an Israeli plot

    September 21, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday produced another anti-Israel conspiracy theory by saying the film “Innocence of Muslims,” which has been linked to protests throughout the Arab world, was a plot by the Jewish state to “divide [Muslims] and spark sectarian conflict,”...

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  • Egyptians clash with police near U.S. embassy

    September 14, 2012 | 8:50 am

    Egyptians angry at a film they said was blasphemous to Islam clashed on Friday in Cairo for a third day with police who blocked the way to the U.S. embassy, where demonstrators climbed the walls and tore down the American flag earlier this week.

    "God is Greatest" and "There is no...

  • Egyptian admits involvement with anti-Islam film, Jewish connection seems unlikely

    September 13, 2012 | 9:46 am

    He’s not a Jew.

    At least, that’s the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead. 

    The filmmaker...