Mark Basseley Youssef
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.