A comprehensive New York Times investigation into the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi found no evidence of involvement by al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups; in fact, according to the report, the attack was largely fueled by anger at the American-made video "The Innocence of Muslims."
Now that Obama's weighed in, just about everyone on Earth has spoken up about bizarre Innocence of Muslims trailer that sparked violent protests in the Middle East. Everyone, that is, except the man largely believe to be responsible for it: the 55-year-old Coptic Christian former gas station owner named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. We may not hear from him for a while, now that he's been imprisoned for parole violations and could face up to three years in prison.
Pakistani Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has offered $100,000 to anyone who kills the man who made the low-budget anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims, calling on al-Qaeda and the Taliban to help in the "noble cause". 55-year-old Coptic Christian Californian Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is believed to be the man behind the film. This has caused a bit of a PR problem for Bilour's party which is secular and stridently anti-Taliban and al-Qaeda. Let's hope Bilour isn't a Girls fan. Who knows what hell he might unleash on Emmy voters after last night's snub.
Not deterred by the explosive reaction to its last depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has once again published caricatures of the revered Islamic figure, prompting the French Foreign Ministry to order the closure of embassies, diplomatic missions, and schools in some 20 countries as a "security precaution."