Movie attacks Islam's Prophet Muhammad; director absconding

Los Angeles, Sept 12: Film director Sam Bacile absconded following deadly violence at US Missions in Egypt and Libya. Ruckus started in the countries after the screening of Bacile's movie which criticised Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

An American State Department officer has been killed while the protesters set on fire the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi city on Tuesday, Sept 11.

56-year-old Bacile, the writer and director, claims that he is an Israeli Jew and he believes that his film will enlighten his people about the drawbacks of Islam. His excerpts, after dubbing into Arabic, have been posted on YouTube.

While speaking from an unidentified location, Bacile on Tuesday remained defiant about what he showed in his movie. Demanding to make his film a political statement, Bucile asserted, "Islam is a cancer."

One of the controversial statements from Bacile's movie claims that Muhammad was a philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condoled the death of the American officer and said, "As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack."

She also added, "In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions and American citizens worldwide."

Led by hardline Salafist leader Wesam Abdel-Wareth, a mob went violent in Cairo protesting against the low-production movie said to be offensive to Prophet Mohammad. The movie is believed to be an old one but a TV channel showed the film recently sparking the fresh violence in the cities.

CNN reported, "The black flag, which hangs atop a ladder inside the compound, is adorned with white characters that read, 'There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger,' an emblem often used in al-Qaeda propaganda."

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