‘Porn director’ made anti-Islam film mocking Prophet Muhammad
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 14:49
  
Washington: The inflammatory anti-Islam film that has led to protests across the Muslim world was produced by a US-based religious group called Media for Christ and was reportedly directed by a pornographer.

The man apparently behind the film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, is a US-based Egyptian Copt and fraudster who may have violated his parole, American officials said. According to news 24, the film was directed by 65-year-old Alan Roberts, a veteran who has made porn films like Young Lady Chatterley II and Karate Cop.

The film was promoted by a network of right-wing Coptic and Evangelical Christians with a radical anti-Muslim agenda, like Egyptian American provocateur Morris Sadek and Terry Jones, a Florida pastor notorious for publicly burning a Quran, the report said.

The film has amateurish production values, with actors who wear laughable false beards appearing to hover weightlessly in front of stock desert footage. But its depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as a thuggish deviant offended many Muslims, and has sparked a wave of anti-American protests that have cost several lives and saw mobs burn US missions, schools and businesses.

According to Paul Audley, president of Film LA, which issues filming permits in Los Angeles, a group called Media for Christ was issued a one-day shooting license in August 2011 for a film with the working title Desert Warriors, the report added.

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First Published: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 14:49


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