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Egypt issues arrest warrants over anti-Islam video
 
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the presumed creator of the offending film Innocence of Muslims, is escorted from his home by Los Angeles officers on Sept. 15.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the presumed creator of the offending film Innocence of Muslims, is escorted from his home by Los Angeles officers on Sept. 15.
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Egypt has issued arrest warrants for seven Egyptian Coptic Christians — including Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (pictured), who lives in southern California — and Florida-based American pastor Terry Jones for their alleged involvement in the production and dissemination of an anti-Muslim film that has caused widespread anti-American riots across the Muslim world. "The case is largely symbolic" since all of those named in the warrants are outside of Egypt and unlikely to travel there to face charges. "The prosecutor's decision to take legal action appears aimed at absorbing at least some of the public anger over the amateur film, which portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon." Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview last week that he was the manager of the company that produced the movie, entitled Innocence of Muslims. Jones also told the AP that he was contacted by Nakoula to promote the movie.

 

 

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