Economic Policy Journal
September 12, 2012
News reports have indicated that the film mocking the Prophet Muhammad,
that has resulted in outrage in the Muslim world and the attack on the
U.S. embassy in Libya resulting in the death of U.S. Ambassador Stevens,
was made by Sam Bacile. But is there really such a person?
U.K.'s Daily Mail reports:
A search is on for the man behind the 'blasphemous' film that branded
Mohammed a fraud, pedophile and a womaniser and sparked deadly protests
after records apparently reveal he does not exist.
The producer, whose movie led to demonstrations that left the U.S.
ambassador to Libya and three other American officials dead on Tuesday,
claimed he was an Israeli Jew named Sam Bacile and living in California.
But his identity began to crumble as it emerged Israeli authorities had
no records of him being a citizen, and there were no property, phone,
license or court records of Bacile in California.