Prophet filmmaker family goes into hiding

2012-09-17 21:09

Cerritos - The family of a film maker linked to an anti-Islamic movie has left their California home in the middle of the night.

A spokesperson with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's relatives left their Cerritos home about 03:45 on  Monday. Deputies gave them a ride and they were reunited with Nakoula, then taken to an undisclosed location.

Nakoula wore heavy apparel to disguise his appearance when he left his home over the weekend. He was interviewed by federal probation officers, who are reviewing a 2010 case in which he pleaded guilty to a bank fraud charge.

Federal authorities have identified Nakoula as the key figure behind Innocence of Muslims, a film denigrating Islam that ignited violence against US embassies in the Middle East.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-17 21:34

    Rumours have it, that he is somewhere in a a cave, in Afghanistan

      Lisel Van Wyk - 2012-09-17 21:45

      whahahaha Johan - so funny - look at all the hatred of a so called peaceful religion....

  • ken.magoro - 2012-09-17 21:42

    He better hide better than osama cause his his on a hit list of about 1.2 billion people

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-18 12:02

      Yup tooo true..don't underestimate stupid people on large groups...inb4 "How can you generalize like that" I mean most of the 1.2 billion.

  • Maxodin - 2012-09-17 22:20

    You anti religious nuts are foolish. So hey why not take a rattle snake and poke it and prod it as much as you like and see what happens. Then Blame the snake for biting you. Why don't you all just mind your own business and stop antagonizing religious people. Whatever comes that guy's way is what he deserves.

      jaba.kov - 2012-09-18 07:47

      maxodin - Muslims are not animals and they are not snakes! Muslims are human beings and the call to ask them to behave like a normal people is not asking too much. If you see something you don’t like (like a pathetic racist movie) roll your eyes and turn your cheek... there is no reason to go on a murderous violent campaign because of it... It only shows insecurity in their own religion. When Egyptian, Saudi and Iranian TV make anti-Christian and anti-Jewsh movies (which they do all the time - just youtube to find) you don’t see them acting like childish mobs who kill people and destroy property... the stone age is long gone.

  • Shagnaaz Abrahams - 2012-09-18 00:30

    He can run bt he cant hide- he will b dealt with nw by our creator and he will b heavily dealt with da day of judgment-

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-18 06:32

    Why did they have to kill a US ambassador over a film!!!!? like seriously!!? Over a flippen film, don't muslims have humour!? Imagine if christians would go around killing anybody who pokes fun at God or our Christ the saviour!!? My goodness!!!

      Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-18 06:54

      where is your humor,when catholic priest rape young boys,or were also raped and found it hilarious,??

  • juannepierre - 2012-09-18 06:49

    I would take my family and hide too before the Muslims start charging and slicing heads off... Over a film... How ridiculous. A film! Mind you don't they kill their mothers, wife's, sisters and daughters over things like honor. How murder and honor can be in the same sentence is beyond me... Islam reminds me of the dark ages.

      Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-18 06:57

      incest,beastiality,homosexuality,rape doesnt seem ridiculous to you,i see where you are coming from

      Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-18 07:09

      @juannepierre,babbling crap yet again! stick with what you know,like catholic priest raping boys,boy scouts getting raped,incest,bestiality,homosexuality,

      refiloe.shikwambana - 2012-09-18 07:36

      I agree with you 100%.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-18 08:09

      Gcodi -Muhammad was engaged to a six year old and thats the islamic prophet .Not to mention the millions of young girls married off to old men in th islamic world. I'd suggest not pointing fingers in that regard .

      wade.johnson.58726 - 2012-09-18 23:47

      @ Gcodi Mohomed: U see buddy, although most Christians won't agree with the statement that you made, they will at least respect your right to that opinion. That is the same right that you are trying to to deny those who criticize your religion. And no matter how many insults you throw at Christianity as a Religion, no-ones gonna see it as their duty to kill you. Can't say they say for Islam.

  • susanna.smit.7 - 2012-09-18 07:28

    I didn't see the film, but all these comments make me very curious in order to make up my own mind.

      jaba.kov - 2012-09-18 07:55

      And this is exactly what is so ironic about this situation! 99% of the people who saw this movie did so ONLY because of the absurd overreaction of the Muslim community. Instead of Muslims protesting the killings of 26000 Muslims in Syria in the last few months they rather go wild over a pathetic movie. I watched 13 minutes of that sad excuse for a movie… acting and production is so bad that its a even a disgrace to the Movie industry yet alone the Islamic religion. Islam needs to take a hard look in the mirror – cause their priorities are all wrong.

      daniel.couzens.58 - 2012-09-18 07:57

      The film is demeaning and appalling (no matter how the truth is substantiated) - its still freely available on YouTube throughout the S. African region. It reminds me of similar derogatory films in recent years aimed at the christian community (Depicting Jesus as a homosexual, etc). Although many here seem to praise the Islamic community for standing up for their beliefs, it should never be at the expense of innocent life. An entire nation cannot be held responsible for the acts of an individual, just as a religion cannot be held responsible for the acts of a man. So far I see the film accomplishing its intended purpose, to further divide the world and bring hatred rather than love and acceptance, surely even the non-religious amongst us can see this, @Gcodi_Mahomed, stop spreading hatred and try loving your enemy - no man can win another over by hating him, you'd be wise to take that to heart.

  • Raymon - 2012-09-18 07:53

    DelusionBuster: A word of warning... Don't be too vocal about Islam. N24 is somewhat biased. Say what you will about Christians, but be careful about Islam. Before you know it, you'll not be able to post on N24 anymore. (psssssst ... I think the editor or owner of N24 is a Muslim)

  • tyranvz - 2012-09-18 08:02

    This is so retarded. Who cares?! People need to focus on more pressing matters, like MTV not playing music anymore. Or the end of Egoli

  • robin.ludick - 2012-09-20 16:48

    What an incredibly irresponsible movie to make. As if islamic/christian relations aren't strained enough!!

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