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Filmmaker behind anti-Islam film is 'not Israeli'

Steve Klein, a consultant on anti-Islam film 'Muslim Innocence' says filmmaker behind movie is using pseudonym, not Israeli and " I doubt he's Jewish... I can tell you this for sure, the State of Israel is not involved, Terry Jones (the radical Christian Quran-burning pastor) is not involved. .
Klein added that there were about 15 people associated with the making of the film, "Nobody is anything but an active American citizen. They're from Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, they're some that are from Egypt. Some are Copts but the vast majority are Evangelical."-

The man behind the anti-Muslim movie which has ignited riots throughout the Muslim world is not Jewish or Israeli, contrary to reports published in various media outlets.


A man who identified himself as a "consultant" to Sam Basile, the filmmaker behind the controversial movie on Wednesday told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg that the claims were untrue.
Steve Klein told Goldberg that "Bacile, the producer of the film, is not Israeli, and most likely not Jewish, as has been reported, and that the name is, in fact, a pseudonym." He said he did not know "Bacile"'s real name and added that Bacile contacted him because he leads anti-Islam protests outside of mosques and schools, and because, he said, he is a Vietnam veteran and an expert on uncovering al Qaeda cells in California.


Klein told Goldberg: "After 9/11 I went out to look for terror cells in California and found them, piece of cake. Sam found out about me. The Middle East Christian and Jewish communities trust me."


When asked about Basile's true identity Klein said: "I don't know that much about him. I met him, I spoke to him for an hour. He's not Israeli, no. I can tell you this for sure, the State of Israel is not involved, Terry Jones (the radical Christian Quran-burning pastor) is not involved.


"His name is a pseudonym. All these Middle Eastern folks I work with have pseudonyms. I doubt he's Jewish. I would suspect this is a disinformation campaign."


Klein added that there were about 15 people associated with the making of the film, "Nobody is anything but an active American citizen. They're from Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, they're some that are from Egypt. Some are Copts but the vast majority are Evangelical."



http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4280848,00.html


Added: Sep-13-2012 Occurred On: Sep-13-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Anti-Islam film, Muslim Innocence, Filmmaker, Not Israeli
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  • surprised they didn't claim it was an iranian who makes films on his off days from making nuclear weapons

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  • should have added Allah snackbar, gaybar into the dialogues.

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  • Dont say anything bad about our religion or we will cut your head off because we are insecure in our rediculous beliefs about a 7th century pedophile!

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  • he's a coptic christian activist:

    http://www.israellycool.com/2012/09/12/who-is-sam-bacile/

    i can understand him using an alias but it seemed pretty stupid to make up a claim of 100 jewish donors,

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    • @golem So it wasn't you pretending you were Israeli then?

      C'mon surely you know these wierd people, they're right up your street Lol

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    • @golem, "isreallycool" is not a reliable source. Sounds biased to me.

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    • @ElegantDecline

      i fully support his right to mock Islam, we have free speech and if anything needs mocking it's that deranged cult built on a mountain of lies and debasement. I also know you are a virulent Israli basher so you would have used this character to further your jew/israel hatefests

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    • @nutsflipped

      you vomit propaganda on this site on a daily basis, don't get me wrong i enjoy it for the entertainment value, but it is what it is, that blog simply listed the evidence as they found it, it was an alias

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    • @golem And you fully support his right to pretend that he's Israeli I suppose...thereby deflecting attention on to people who have nothing to do with this film

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  • check this out. my comment below downthumbed by arab trolls. the truth hurts i guess.
    this is quite amusing.

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  • Don't care 100 jewish donors makes this film jewish provocation try.

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  • If Mossad was behind this, they wouldn't be the obvious front man, they'd be 1 or 2 levels down in the development and planning, untraceable, and definitely hidden.

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  • They are Israelis by their look and their accent. Stop bullshiting! The Israelis, that hate Christians, are trying to blame it on Copts Egyptian christians in order to get them massacred in Egypt.
    The Israelis are allied with AlQaeda and in fact, AlQaeda is not offended by this movie but uses it as an excuse to kill Christians.
    AlQaeda did not kill the ambassador over the movie, but because the USA failed to deliver to them stinger missiles in Syria.

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    • @nutsflipped They don't look or sound particularly Israeli to me, plus the guys that dubbed the movie to Arabic have a very distinctive Egyptians accent (probably Coptic-Egyptian living in the US).

      The whole thing sounded very weird from the start, he if the guy was an Israeli someone would have known him (Israel is a very small country) and he wouldn't go into hiding in the US, he would more likely flee back to Israel.

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    • @exPFC Wintergreen, You don't vacation in Egypt? Many Israelis travel to Egypt, work and study Arabic there (or used to, I don't know now). Many Israelis are Egyptian Jews, like your infamous Elia Cohen. That can be the explanation for the Egyptian accent.

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  • I thought he said he was?

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  • bullshit! they are all Israelis with Israeli accents!

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  • The director is an arab egyptian coptic-christian.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/sam-bacile-anti-islam-filmmakers-bio-add/story?id=17222103#.UFFD1rLN_91

    There were no jews or Israelis involved in the making of the movie or in its funding

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8532344

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  • I am from the Middle East by origin and I can easily tell an Israeli accent when they speak in English a mile away... Every actor in that boring farce of a movie was a Jew and more specifically, Israeli

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  • yea he was just born and raised there...LOL!

    cowardly leftists begging for mercy! you are why the terrorists keep attacking, you are the blood these parasites smell in the water.

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  • Of course it was not the jews!!!!
    Who could think such a thing!!!!!
    And coming from aydeo, this just HAS to be credible information.........

    Oy vey.......

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    • hahahahahah

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    • @Tongueboy Oh you dont buy it do you?
      may i suggest ABC or MSN? i'm sure you can find this information on many news sites by now.
      you gonna cry now little nazi?

      http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8532344

      or

      http://abcnews.go.com/US/sam-bacile-anti-islam-filmmakers-bio-add/story?id=17222103#.UFFD1rLN_91

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    • @daillest remarkable comment. you must be the pride of your family.

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    • @tubezzz suck it JOOBOY... go spread your obvious propaganda somewhere else...... you are so fucking transparent...

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    • @tubezzz Yeah....... the whole nazi thing is kinda wore out......
      My country gives you a lot of money.
      All you do is cry for more and produce NOTHING.
      Payback NOTHING.
      Now you try to drag us into another war for NOTHING.
      Idiot fucking religious asshats.
      You are no better than muslims.
      Fucking animals who should have been left in the desert to fight each other to the death.
      Your problem is that you refuse to evolve.
      You will be wiped out.
      All of you.
      Your own prophecy's predict it.
      You are all to More..

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  • mmmmmmmmm...... na don't buy it.... if it smells like a cat looks like one and does cat like things then its a jew.... i mean cat

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    • @daillest

      even if it was an Israeli it seemed silly to claim yu had one hundred jewish donors, it sounded far-fetched, i support the making of the film and can understand why he needed an alias, but he went overboard with it

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    • @golem There were no jewish doners. you can read the links i posted a few comments above this or just check out the news. it was all one big disinformation attempt to place the blame on Israel.

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  • Very interesting....I hope we get to the bottom of this...will be particularly interesting if an evangelical American Christian turns out to have been pretending that he's Jewish/Israeli...

    The evangelicals are Israel's 'worst best friend'

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    • @ElegantDecline

      Who really gives a shit who made this horrendous waste of cellulose video production.

      If "your" religion is so weak and ridiculous that you have to go around killing people over some lame comedic attempt then you really are beyond all repair.

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    • @ernie2skidoo

      bingo

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    • @ernie2skidoo Of course, and I personally hope that more videos and cartoons are produced, why? Because eventually they'll get over it, they have to, that's human nature...

      However, that's a separate issue, may point is with the recent history of anti-semitism and conflict in the Middle East, producing this and then pretending that your Jewish is wrong and dangerous...

      In fact, its exactly what anti-semites used to do in early C20th Europe to rile up people against the Jews and cause massacres More..

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    • @ElegantDecline

      Ok, and what do you have to say about the hooligans in Cairo....?

      Are you going to "understand" them, like you just did with the Israeli embassy storming, cuase the filmmaker might be an Evangelical or Israeli....?

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    • @ElegantDecline

      Hooligans stays hooligans- thats behind human nature

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  • WOW!

    More spin than an Iranian Centrifuge!

    Keep up the good work Aydeo!

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    • @DEADBEEF

      ...but less than the kaaba'fuge..

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    • @DEADBEEF

      Spin of what...?

      This is an item from the media, could be true or false just as 95% of the other LL items.

      Let's say he is Israeli, so...?
      Will it justify the hooligans in Cairo,Lybia and Yeman you adore so much...?

      Keep up the good troll Deadbrain!

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    • @aydeo

      So why don't you post your opinion as well? Rather than blindly post?

      I suspect you are centrifugally challenged.

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    • @DEADBEEF

      My opinion should be quite clear- The ugly violence which is right now spreading all over the Muslim world is nothing more than ugly hooligan violence, and who actually made this stupid short film is pointless.

      But since one version of the director idnetity was published (I also wrote in first it was an Israeli), every one has the right to bring a new version of details.

      If you wish to prevent me that right than you can do it in your own channel. Not in mine.

      I hope you sense the More..

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  • Your fucking gods are such fucking retards.

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