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Mark Basseley Youssef

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

Appeals Court Orders YouTube To Take Down Anti-Muslim Movie Filmed In SoCal

An appeals court Wednesday ordered YouTube to remove a controversial anti-Muslim film that officials say sparked violence in the Middle East two years ago.

CBS Los Angeles–02/26/2014

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Filmmaker Behind Anti-Islam Film Released From Halfway House

A Cerritos man behind an anti-Muslim film that officials blamed for violence in parts of the Middle East is due to be released from federal custody this week.

09/26/2013

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

Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Due To Be Freed From Federal Custody

A California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in parts of the Middle East is due to be released from federal custody this week.

09/23/2013

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

Youssef, 6 Others Sentenced To Death In Absentia For ‘Innocence Of Muslims’

An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven Coptic Christians to death in absentia for making the anti-Islam film, The Innocence of Muslims, which was filmed here in Southern California.

CBS Los Angeles–11/28/2012

Mark Basseley Youssef, also known as Nakoula Nakoula,  was taken into federal custody last September on probation charges. (credit: CBS)

Anti-Islam Filmmaker Sentenced To Prison For Probation Violations

The California filmmaker behind a controversial anti-Muslim film was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday for probation violations in connection with a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2012

Our cameras captured sheriff's deputies escorting Nakoula Nakoula for questioning by federal probation officers on a separate matter. (credit: CBS)

Man Behind Anti-Islamic Film Had Many Aliases

Muslims across the Middle East outraged by an anti-Islam film made in America wanted swift punishment for the man behind the movie, and now Mark Basseley Youssef is behind bars. But he’s jailed for lying about his identity, not because of the video’s content.

09/28/2012

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