The Film Behind the Embassy Attacks Might Only Be a Trailer, the Director Is Not Real

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The attacks in Libya and Egypt are being blamed on a film that might not exist and made by a director who is not real.

The film which supposedly sparked violent attacks in Egypt and Libya might only be a trailer and there is no director by the name of Sam Bacile.

The film’s consultant admitted that Sam Bacile does not exist.[Update 9/15: The consultant is being accused of being the director by the FBI. His name is Nakoula but he has used the pseudonym Sam Basile]

There is no use speculating at this point who made the film, if there is a film.[Update: 9/15:There is one report that there is a film that was shown to about 10 moviegoers at a rundown theater in LA]

via raw story

A man who claimed he’s the creator of an anti-Muslim film that’s sparked violent protests in Libya and Egypt may not be who he says he is.

The mysterious “Sam Bacile” supposedly spoke to The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and The Times of Israel, claiming to be a California real estate developer and an Israeli Jew who raised $5 million for the film from 100 other nameless Jewish donors.

However, since those stories were published, several cracks in that description have emerged, and now reporters are wondering whether he even exists at all.

The WSJ reported that he’s 52, but the AP placed his age at 56. Raw Story‘s own inquiries could not find a ”Sam Bacile” linked to any California court filing, which would be highly unusual for a real estate developer. He’s also missing from U.S. genealogy databases and the major social media networks…read more at raw story