Guardian: Anti-Islam Film Never Existed

Mystery deepens over US film linked to Benghazi protests


Cast say they were misled as evidence suggests film was post- dubbed and questions arise over funding and identity of director


By Rory Carroll,


 (Photo and video not Guardian whose article is deceptive and contradictory, Editor)

The anti-Islamic video that inflamed mayhem in Egypt and Libya and triggered a diplomatic crisis is at the centre of a growing mystery over whether it is a real film – or was ever intended to be.

Initial reports about The Innocence of Muslims being a $5m production made by an Israeli-American director named Sam Bacile unravelled on Wednesday as ruins of the US consulate in Benghazi continued to smoulder.

Bacile – originally described as a California-based Jewish real estate developer – appeared to be a fake identity, and Hollywood could find no trace of his supposed feature-length attack on the prophet Muhammad. The blasphemous, 13-minute “trailer” posted online – a ramshackle compilation of scenes which depicted Muhammad as an illegitimate, murderous paedophile – was real, but there was growing doubt that a film existed.

The puzzle left the US and Arab world confronting the possibility the crisis was triggered, if not conjured, by a cheap trick. The one undisputed fact was that in July a video in English was posted on YouTube under the pseudonym “Sam Bacile”. He entered his age as 75.

It comprised clumsily overdubbed and haphazardly-edited scenes. “Among the overdubbed words is ‘Mohammed’, suggesting that the footage was taken from a film about something else entirely. The footage also suggests multiple video sources — there are obvious and jarring discrepancies among actors and locations, ” wrote Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray.

That analysis appeared to be bolstered when a statement in the name of cast and crew was issued, distancing them from the footage. “We are 100% not behind this film, and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic re-writes of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred.”

Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress from Bakersfield, California, who had a small role in the video, told Gawker she had no idea she was participating in an offensive spoof on the life of Muhammed when she answered an agency’s casting call last summer. The script was titled Desert Warriors, she said, and contained no mention of Islam. “It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago. It wasn’t based on anything to do with religion – it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn’t anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything.”

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The character who on the YouTube clip was called Muhammad was in filming called “Master George,” Garcia said. The words Muhammed and apparently all offensive references to Islam and Muhammed were dubbed afterwards.

The actor said she was horrified that four US embassy employees, including the ambassador, died in Benghazi. “I had nothing to do, really, with anything. Now we have people dead because of a movie I was in. It makes me sick.”

She said the director, who went by the name Sam Bacile, claimed to be an Israeli real estate tycoon, but later told her he was Egyptian. He had white hair and spoke Arabic as well as English. He was keen that Master George – aka Muhmmad – be depicted in the worst possible light, she said.

Hollywood agencies said they had never heard of the film.

After a mob attacked the US compound in Benghazi, AP reported an interview with Bacile who said he was in hiding. He described himself as an Israeli-born Jewish writer. Israeli officials however said they had no record of such a person.

“Nobody knows who he is,” Yigal Palmor, the spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry, told the New York Times in a telephoned statement: “He is totally unknown in filmmaking circles in Israel. And anything he did — he is not doing it for Israel, or with Israel, or through Israel in any way.” He added the filmmaker was “a complete loose cannon and an unspeakable idiot.”

AP stood by its story. “We continue to report this story and gather new information to explain the origins of the movie and the individuals behind it,” said AP spokesman Paul Colford. “More coverage to follow …”

Speculation centred on the possibility that Bacile was a member of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Christian diaspora in the US. A self-described “consultant” on the film, Steve Klein, an insurance salesman from Hemet, California, gave interviewers conflicting details about Bacile and the film.

Klein, an author and anti-Islamic activist who claims to have led a “hunter-killer team” in Vietnam, was consistent in saying Bacile was not Jewish.

Jim Horn, a fellow anti-Islamic activist who knows Klein, told the Guardian Klein worked closely with expatriate Copts. “He’s been helping them to stand up for themselves against Islamic terror in Egypt. That’s what he does.”

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23 Responses to "Guardian: Anti-Islam Film Never Existed"

  1. duay khwaam nap theuu  September 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    The full movie was posted on youtube on the 14th.
    As I type now, it has 1,670,400 views recorded with some 18,022 comments.

  2. peppertime  September 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

    That is Great Britain. Who else. Me thinks thou dost protest too much and are directing through manipulation of facts, the angst of all on here toward the wrong country. Your comments are exactly supportive of the khazar zionist satanist agenda of destroying America. Read their bloody protocols written over 100 years ago and you will see who is who. Who are you?

  3. peppertime  September 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

    You are right, in fact I have photos of Pat Robertson, Benny Hin, and Ted Copeland giving the baphoment goat hand sign just like the leaders of all countries that will be on both sides of this so called bogus WW III. These are satanists and were hired and set up by Israel to control and manipulate the Christians. Remember in revelations it says that “The elite will be deceived and many will go over the cliff”. I am afraid that is true. There are way more Christians who are contributing to this endtimes than we can imagine. Support for Israel is support for Satanism, pagan worship, pedophiling children, blood letting and drinking in order to garner the power satan promises. They have it written right in the Babylonian Talmud that “Jesus was a sorcerer” and they said “…. he should have been boiled in a vat of his own excrement”. The only religious war we should be fighting is Christians against Satanists.

  4. peppertime  September 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Well, Yusef, you will be in good company since that is what Israel wants. THey want us completely destroyed so they can take over all other nations without intereference by the USA that they occupy but who continually resist. We are piss poor slaves.

  5. peppertime  September 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

    No, you have that wrong….. the biggest terrorist is Israel using her occupied colony the United STates of America.

  6. peppertime  September 17, 2012 at 8:32 am

    i have absolutely no proof, but that ambassador was doing very good in Libya in repairing our relations with the people there. I saw photos of him in his job being very happy, and the people also seemed to like him. Then I saw a huge photo and article on McCain showing up in Benghazi to bring in weapons, ammo and money for the cia/mossad controlled so called rebels. He was walking with the ambassador and he looked happy, but THE AMBASSADOR LOOKED HORRIFIED AND MAD. I THINK HE WAS NOT GOING TO GO ALONG WITH WHATEVER PROVOCATION THE STATE DEPT WAS GOING TO INCITE TO CREATE INSTABILITY ONCE AGAIN IN libya. I bet he was going to spill the beans and so they murdered him and had to find a way to cover it up and used this provocation which served a dual purpose.

  7. peppertime  September 17, 2012 at 8:18 am

    FactversusHype – Aaaah you have that wrong. Who created Israel is Britain and MI6 created our CIA and Mossad, so what we have here is British manipulation of everyone. They control Israel through Rothschild who is their acknowledge King. He has complete control of the “principality” called “The City Of London”, which is not part of england, just like Washington DC is not part of The United States. This is the British illuminati family using Israel as their military arm in the middle east and they were created to destabilize the middle east with religious wars in order to gain control over the oil fields in the middle east. So far its working.

  8. peppertime  September 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I agree with you. They are lying about the embassy which does not exist in that city. This must be an after thought action and that would explain why its so badly done. I suspect nothing has worked for them to try and start WW III and so they are using and manufacturing false flags to do so.

  9. The Rahnameh  September 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    The Israeli government lies — the initial reports were true. 100 Zionist donors and Zionist plans.

    The rest: typical Israeli cover-up (see Gaza Flotilla, Cast Lead, USS Liberty, Jonathon Pollard, or any other iota of fact or truth they continually try to twist and destroy).

    The Zionist project is going to end within 10 years.

  10. Gary Walker  September 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm


    There was no Moses, and most likely no Jesus. It is a grim fairy tale. We need to grow up.


  11. Buck7  September 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Oh, now you’re thinking too much. I was watching the idiot tube yesterday and saw a “news” report from one of those countries that featured a small blondish female that was right in the midst of rioters. Not 100% sure, but I think she was American(I was trying to listen over someone else talking). I was thinking to myself, if that riot was really about Mohamed being defamed, what western reporter in their right mind would dare to even show their face, let alone do a newscast right in the middle of it? As so many things involving the MSM, it just seemed fishy to me. Certainly the ambassador that was killed had nothing to do with the film clip in question, but he was murdered anyway. What would keep the rioters from tearing to shreds a western news crew for simply being a target of opportunity? So, I wonder the same as you. You and FvH both bring up good points.

  12. Ann  September 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    This thing is getting creepier by the day. Interesting article about the pawns, also VERY interesting info about Stevens in the comments that follow.

  13. wiggins  September 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Ditto.. The Telegraph.

  14. Ann  September 15, 2012 at 8:49 am

    An actress speaks out about how she was mislead–check out the original casting call–implies just another low budget film. The perverts are in a panic and they’re slipping up big time.

  15. Ann  September 15, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Jim Stone questions the existence of a consulate in Benghazi. Do we have one there or not?

  16. scousekraut  September 15, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I first began commenting on their “Comment is Free” board (nice meaningless slogan) several years ago. In about my third or fourth post I mentioned the Rothschilds and my account was immediately closed down. So I went back under another name from another PC and the same thing happened. I did it twice more and each time I was banned. The Telegraph’s message board appears to be far less censored than the Guardian. I also got banned from the INDEPENDENT. Another misleading name. BTW I never used any bad language.

  17. ricohands  September 15, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Don’t trust the Guardian one iota, was fighting the Hasbara trolls on there a few weeks back with facts and the moderator was deleting every single one of my comments while leaving their very obvious, and badly written, lies up. Never visit their website anymore.

  18. kristtheking  September 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Well, Yusef, what EVER tribe it was and or is- in the Holy Bible, those who deny Christ the messiah are anti-christs, and they are, by definition. Those who followed the teachings of the rabbis in ancient Israel that were not those of Jesus were called “the synagogue of Satan” (Rev 2:9). We were told that this ancient cabal, this conspiracy, would be revived again with vigor! in the “end times”. There are those who believe we are in those “end times” yours truly included, as the headlines seem to match up with biblical prophecy. This bizarre non-biblical “zio-con” stuff is completely anti christian, yet many folks are completely oblivious to that fact- you’ll find plenty of churches promoting that satanic agenda. I think all if not most of them on television do, and many of the 501c3 churches since they must conform to the good ole USA’s idea of what’s allowed.

  19. DaveE  September 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    No, the biggest terrorist organization is Israel, by far. Yeah. we dropped the bomb, after the Jews invented it and forced our hand developing it, testing it and using it. They wanted to use it on Germany, but it wasn’t finished in time.

  20. Tigrr  September 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Romney is just another puppet for Senior and Cheney, as were Junior and actor Regan. His taking millions in illegal campaign contributions from Israel pretty much confirms he will give them their war and drag US into it.
    Remember what the last GOP WH did to NY, America and the world…
    see youtube — CIA Asset Susan Lindauer Can Now Speak 10 years after 9-11.
    (as well as related interview by Duff on this site)
    Yeah, they did it. CIA and Congress knew.

  21. Tigrr  September 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    There seems to be at least two different events going on.
    First, the attack and murders in Lybian Embassy. Probably Bush WH and/or Mossad, as evidenced recently in 9/11 complicity. During the Democratic Convention major media was publishing articles that regarding ‘possible’ Bush complicity in 9/11. This event buried that story.
    Second, the riots/protests in Egypt and other countries. Likely there are other reasons behind this, and the “film” is just an excuse to execute the destruction.
    Bottomline, to kill over a bad movie is insanity. If these countries want to gain US trust, they had just destroyed it.
    US should cut all US Foreign Aid to the Mideast, it was never helping the average person anyways. ( Israel gets 4 times per person US Aid than any other country.)
    US should stop all immigration immediately from these place. Why reward terrorism?
    It will be interesting to see how this gets subdued.

  22. FactversusHype  September 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Many media are spinning this to disorient the masses. The US helped overthrow Libya, Egypt for profit/destablization. The cia jews zionists israel etc may be complicit, but don’t lose sight of who is in charge, who created israel in the first place, and all the US war and ‘tech’ corporations and fed reserv banks that enable them – –
    Many in US government along with zionists are responsible for spurring hate against muslims, counting on blowback to keep their phony wars going. The state dept had two days warning and let this happen, like 911, for the same reason obama’s drones kill muslims constantly. Israelis/zionist maybe cia may be involved, but It’s all about for US corporations/war profiteers taking over the world. It’s time to see their game for what it is. The US government war machine is the problem. It’s time for Romney to wake up the deadbeats by cutting off the Obama welfare train, then maybe the left will start protesting the phony wars and hate games. Don’t buy into ‘it’s just isreal and aipac’ or ‘it’s the cia’, it’s Many in government and the cabal behind it all.

  23. duay khwaam nap theuu  September 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Leave it to the Guardian to “clarify” things.

    If we actually had a Justice Department, the FBI could track down the maker and financiers of this thing (maybe the whole operation). Even if they couldn’t get convictions, it would be out in daylight.

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