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'Innocence of Muslims' creator has no regrets

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula told the New York Times he had no regrets about making the anti-Muslim film.

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Members of Indonesian Islam-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) stamp their feet on a banner displaying an illustration of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (R) the film-maker behind the US-based extremist Christian produced film 'Innocence of Muslims', during a rally outside the US embassy in Jakarta on Sept. 30, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

The New York Times published Monday its investigation into the man who insulted and inflamed the Muslim world with an absurd movie entitled, "Innocence of Muslims."

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55 year-old Coptic Christian from Egypt and former gas station manager, has spent the last two months behind bars. And from his cell, Nakoula - arrested and sentenced for fraud - showed no remorse over the film that led to lethal riots around the world, including Tunisia, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Morocco, Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon and Indonesia.

Nakoula told the Times:

“I thought, before I wrote this script,” he said, “that I should burn myself in a public square to let the American people and the people of the world know this message that I believe in.”

The viral video blasphemously depicted Mohammad as sexually depraved idiot and murderer. (It's important to note actors in the video were duped into thinking it was an action film to be titled, “Desert Warriors”).

Nakoula explained his reasons to the Times, citing Muslim "atrocities," such as Fort Hood Texas killings. He told the newspaper it was a typical example of bloodshed "under the sign of Allah.”

Reuters reports Nakoula will spend one year in prison for violating his parole. A condition of his previous release was the prohibition of his using an alias. When Nakoula released the video, he did so under the name Sam Bacile, among others.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121126/innocence-muslims-creator-says-he-has-no-regrets