UPDATE Anti-Muslim vid ACTUALLY made by Jihadists! re:Sam Bacile Exposed?
UPDATE 9/26/12 FOX NEWS- Analyst: Innocence of Muslims Film Actually Made By TERRORISTS I love it when I’m (possibly) right! I said here on 9/12/12 “Might the video be a product of the Jihadist propaganda machine specifically designed to inflame Jihadi sympathizers?” Read the entire article, I was playing with the “anagram-as-name” theory, but stilll…
A video on Youtube is being blamed for triggering Jihadist riots in Egypt and Libya. The riots included an attack on the US Embassy in Libya, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Reports today indicate there were no U.S. Military security on-site. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri’s brother was at the riot outside the US Embassy in Egypt.
The Associated Press claims to have interviewed “Bacile” via phone, describing him as a 56-year-old Jewish real estate developer. AP further quotes “Bacile” as saying “This is a political movie. The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re fighting with ideas.” “Bascile” also criticized the lack of security at the embassy. (How was he familiar with embassy security when the AP article appeared this morning?) Fox News article citing AP
The video, which I watched in full, is most certainly an over-the-top caricature of Muhammad, the Koran and Islam in general clearly designed to insult Jihadists. (For this article, I am ignoring free speech implications.) The English version of the video contains subtle linguistic idiosyncrasies which leads this writer to conclude English may not be the writer’s/actors’ primary language.
Naturally, there is a “Sam Bacile’s Haters is on facebook” (sic) page. Note the poor grammar within that title: the possessive of “Bacile’s”, the “Haters is on…”. It appears that English is not the Facebook page creator’s primary language.
The Daily Beast questions whether “Sam Bacile” is a real person, implying that he may merely be a provocateur. The video is being blamed for Islamic savagery in what now appears to have been a well-orchestrated attack. Might the video be a product of the Jihadist propaganda machine specifically designed to inflame Jihadi sympathizers?
Regardless of whether the video and Facebook page creators are connected, the thought occurred to me that “Sam Bacile” might be some sort of anagram. (I should point out that I have been watching Season 4 of “Fringe” on DVD. If you are not familiar with the show, think of it as an intellectual’s “X-Files”.)
“Sam” can be an anagram for the Muslim American Society: The Muslim American Society… “is the de facto arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. The agenda of the MAS is to … impose Islamic law in the U.S., to undermine U.S. counterterrorism policy.” (credit Jihadwatch.org)
Further, Bacile may be an imperfect English-as-a-second-language-bastardization-anagram for “Al-Icab”, literally “punishment” in Arabic. This was also the name of an obscure Jihadist group with some connection to the notorious Abu Nidal Organization.
Did a Jihadist with a truly twisted mind combine the Muslim American Society (MAS) with the Arabic “punishment” to create “Sam Bacile”? Is the video in fact Jihadi-produced propaganda? Stay tuned as the full story behind the riots continues to unfold.
The cast of the video say they had no idea that it would be anti-Islamic and that their lines mentioning Muhammad were dubbed (even a cursory view of the video supports this claim). Further, one actress in the video said that the video’s director spoke Arabic on the set. NEWSMAX: Actors Claim They Were Duped in Anti-Muslim Movie