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Published On: Wed, Sep 12th, 2012

Sam Bacile, Muhammad filmmaker, goes into hiding as Terry Jones speaks out VIDEO

Angry protesters blame an amateurish American-made video (See Below) denouncing Islam attacked the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, killing the US Ambassador to Libya and two others, while Egyptian demonstrators stormed over the fortified walls of the United States Embassy.

“Muhammad” trailer is blamed for protests in Egypt and Libya screenshot/YouTube video

The “trailer” was uploaded to YouTube by Sam Bacile, whom The Wall Street Journal Web site identified as a 52-year old Israeli-American real estate developer in California. He told the Web site he had raised $5 million from 100 Jewish donors to make the film. “Islam is a cancer,” Mr. Bacile was quoted as saying.

The video gained international attention when a Florida pastor began promoting it along with his own proclamation of Sept. 11 as “International Judge Muhammad Day.”

In a statement on Tuesday, the pastor, Terry Jones of Gainesville, Fla., called the film “an American production, not designed to attack Muslims but to show the destructive ideology of Islam” and said it “further reveals in a satirical fashion the life of Muhammad.”

He said the embassy and consulate attacks illustrated that Muslims “have no tolerance for anything outside of Muhammad” and called Islam “a total deception.”

Mr. Jones inspired deadly riots in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011 by first threatening to burn copies of the Koran and then burning one in his church. He also once reportedly hanged President Obama in effigy.

Bacile has gone into hiding, fearing for his safety, making this statement: “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.”

2010 photo/Mark Taylor

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