A screenshot from the YouTube movie 'Innocence of Muslims' by filmmaker Mark Basseley Youssef.

SoCal Filmmaker Forced Into Hiding After Anti-Islam Film Blamed For Libya Attack

Sam Bacile, 56, went into hiding after his movie sparked attacks by Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya that left four Americans dead, including a U.S. diplomat.



Muslim UC Students Convicted For Disrupting Israeli Diplomat Visit

A group of University of California students were found guilty of misdemeanor charges for disrupting a speech at UC Irvine by the Israeli ambassador in Feb. 2010

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Zeena Sabri (L) and Rima Karuf join members of the Society of Arab Students at the University of California, Irvine to protest the destruction of a cardboard wall that was supposed to portray the security wall built to keep Palestinian suicide bombers out of Israel on May 27, 2004, in Irvine, California. The students believe the burning of the wall in the campus free speech area was a hate crime. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Judge Allows Case Against UC Muslim Students To Move Forward

The charge stemming from a speech given by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren on Feb. 8, 2010, at UC Irvine has largely become a battle over the legal definition of free speech.


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Pepperdine Professor To Quit Diplomat Post Over Religious Beliefs

Ambassador Doug Kmiec is accused of excessively writing and speaking about his Catholic religious beliefs — the very job he says the president called him to do.


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11 Muslim Students To Be Arraigned For Allegedly Disturbing Speech

Eleven Muslim students charged with disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. at a California university are due in court.


Students gathered at a rally in front of the administration building at UC Irvine in support of the “Irvine 11,” the group of Muslim students who disrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech on campus February 8, 2010. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Muslim Students Want DA Thrown Off UC Irvine Case

An attorney for one of the students says prosecutors illegally obtained search warrants and focused on his clients’ perceived religion by dubbing the case the “UCI Muslim case.”


11 Muslim Students To Be Arraigned On Disturbance Charges

Eleven Muslim students are set to be arraigned Friday on charges of disrupting a speech by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine, in a case that has stoked intense debate about the freedom of speech.


Gregg Donovan, Official Ambassador of Beverly Hills, welcomes passersby to the corner of Via Rodeo and Rodeo Drive, January 12, 2002, in Beverly Hills. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Beverly Hills Lays Off Ambassador Gregg Donovan

Just how bad is the economy these days? So bad that even the kingdom of Beverly Hills has had to lay off its ambassador.