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‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Bizarre Casting Call And Nakoula Basseley Speculations

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The controversial Innocence of Muslims movie included a bizarre casting call announcement which included a warning about nudity and neglected to mention the film would focus on the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. The film was originally entitled Desert Warrior according to excerpts from the call for performers posted on Back Stage and republished by The Blaze.

The actors in the film issued a statement on Wednesday, claiming they feel taken advantage of and were misled about the intention of the motion picture.

The Back Stage advertisement for actors noted a character named George, who was a strong leader, a killer with no remorse, a romantic, and a tyrant. The character of Assad would be portrayed as a man with an Israeli accent who was a bearded tribal leader. The character of Hillary was described as a woman who is 18 but looks much younger, features a petite build, and a look of innocence.

Shooting for the film allegedly began last August. The producer noted in the casting call was named Sam Bassiel; the spelling differs from the last name currently circulating in association with the Innocence of Muslims. An Associated Press report published by The Daily Beast claims a man named Nakoula Basseley could be the man behind the production.

According to the Associated Press, Basseley admitted his involvement in the Muhammad movie and may be the manager of a production group behind the production of the religious movie. The news organization has not been able to find proof of the existence of a man named Sam Bacile. Basseley allegedly stated he knows the filmmaker, who claimed to be an Israeli Jew.

The cellphone number used by a person claiming to be the producer of the Prophet Muhammad video was reportedly traced back to Nakoula’s home. The AP also maintains that the alleged production manager has a long criminal history and has used the Bacile persona before. A movie consultant interviewed by The Atlantic stated that Bacile was not the filmmaker’s real name and that he was not really Israeli and possibly not even Jewish.

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8 Responses to “‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Bizarre Casting Call And Nakoula Basseley Speculations”

  1. Alex White

    This is all yet another diversion through religion to deter the public's attention once more from the fact that they're trying to sign another treaty, similar to ACTA, called The Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Sign the petition against it at "3 Days to Stop the Corporate Death Star".
    Religion is and has always been a tool to control the masses.

  2. Cheryl Ann Cambis Graham


    Switzerland Voters overwhelmingly approved a Constitutional ban on construction of a Minarets, Which broadcast prayer call to Muslims.The Minaret is a sign of Political power and demand.

    This is a great move for the Swiss and should be followed by other countries, especially the USA! Muslims move into a country and then expect to be able to practice their own laws, etc. The Muslim religion is about submission……..submission to those in charge and there are too many extremists in this religion. You want me to be more accepting of Muslims? Then I want to see groups, lots of groups come out condemning the actions of the extremists groups which they have not done at all.

    They've not apologized for any killings or destruction done by them and by doing so basically condone their actions! When Muslim countries allow the building of Christian or Jewish churches then maybe the idea should be rethought! Ask Denmark how the Muslims have screwed up their country and Spain and France. The Muslims have ruined all those countries with their behavior, beliefs , etc. Mohammed was nothing more than a Person who play on Peoples FEAR….not a great role model.The religion must change the hatred they teach to their young children. All religion at one time were violent but they change , Its time for a over haul of the Quran. And then maybe the world would be better for everybody.

    This is My opinion people under Islamic Law are not allow to speak their opinion , Lets make sure the United States of America always allows free speech. Because in some country's instead of losing your though, You wind up losing your HEAD.Like they say talk is cheap. Opinions must be express to allow Freedom to grow and make life better for everybody.


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