Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

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

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

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

Hearing Set For Alleged Filmmaker Of Anti-Islamic Movie

A man behind an anti-Islamic film that sparked violence in the Middle East is expected in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to determine whether he should be sent back to prison for violating his probation.

10/06/2012

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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Judge Denies Actress’ Request To Force YouTube To Remove Anti-Muslim Film

A judge denied a request Thursday made on behalf of actress Cindy Lee Garcia to issue a restraining order forcing YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film blamed for causing riots in the Middle East.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2012

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Actress In ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Film Sues For Its Removal

An actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film trailer that has sparked riots in the Middle East is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander, and is asking a judge to order YouTube to take down the clip.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2012

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SoCal Muslims, Coptic Christians Speak Out Against Anti-American Violence In Middle East

High-ranking members of Southland Muslim and Coptic Christian communities held a news conference Monday condemning the anti-American violence in the Middle East.

09/17/2012

Lily Dionne (credit: CBS)

2nd ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Actress Says Actors Were Unaware Of Film’s Anti-Muhammad Plot

A second actress from the controversial anti-Muslim film “Innocence of Muslims” says she is stunned by the backlash ignited by the low-budget project.

09/17/2012

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Family Reunited With Alleged Anti-Islam Filmmaker

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

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/17/2012

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Alleged ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Filmmaker May Be Back In Hiding

A Cerritos man believed to be the maker of an anti-Islam movie that sparked riots around the globe may be back in hiding.

09/16/2012

Neighbors say this front door, shown in the movie "The Innocence of Muslims," belongs to Nakoula Nakoula, the film's producer. (credit: CBS)

Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Hires Attorney

The Cerritos resident behind the anti-Muslim movie that has inflamed the Middle East has obtained legal counsel.

09/14/2012

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Police Beef Up Security At Religious Congregations After Fallout From ‘Innocence Of Muslims’

The LAPD says there is no reason to believe the Southland is a terror target despite fallout from a low-budget movie that depicts Islamic prophet Muhammad in a negative light.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2012

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Cerritos Neighbors React After Anti-Islam Filmmaker Identified

A Cerritos home believed to belong to the producer of an anti-Islam movie credited for provoking attacks on U.S. embassies by Muslim extremists was the focus of international attention on Monday.

09/13/2012

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