Innocence of Muslims

Convicted Nakoula has no regrets over portrayal of Prophet Mohammed

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is escorted out of his home in this September. Photo: Reuters

The convicted fraudster behind an online video that outraged Muslims with its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed as a thuggish deviant says has no regrets, The New York Times reported yesterday.

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 5:52am

Maker of anti-Islam film jailed a year for breaching probation

Mark Basseley Youssef is escorted from his home by Los Angeles County Sheriff's officers on September 15. Photo: Reuters

The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world has been jailed in the US for a year for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offence.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year

Lawyer Steven Seiden (right), defending Mark Basseley Youssef, briefs the media in Los Angeles last month. Photo: AFP

The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world was jailed in the US for a year on Wednesday for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offence.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, September 30, 2012

New Jakarta governor's election confirmed

30 Sep 2012 - 3:04am

Curbing free speech can't stem hatred

The right of free speech, a central pillar of democracy and a free society, cannot be regulated with taboos and no-go areas, otherwise speech would no longer be free. Once the principle of control was established there would be no end to it.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Hong Kong's peaceful protests against US video show restraint

Protests in Hong Kong against a US-made video that has enraged Muslims have been in sharp contrast to those in the Middle East, Pakistan and elsewhere. Here, they have been largely peaceful and orderly. Leaders have stressed the need for calm and reason. Such restraint is a lesson for other Islamic communities.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

What's being said on

On the protest by Hong Kong Muslims against the film Innocence of Muslims:

Dan Gar - While the movie was clearly an impetus, a lot more was in play, such as a decade-plus war on (radical) Islam. Most of the protest material was aimed at decrying discrimination and slighting of their religion.

26 Sep 2012 - 12:42am

Hong Kong Muslims set a good example

Leaders of the Muslim community gather at Kowloon Mosque. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong people hit the streets at the drop of a hat, so we can hardly deny the same right to our ethnic and religious minorities. Local Muslims on Sunday staged one of their largest rallies in years to protest against Innocence of Muslims, a short film made in the US which has been seen as ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:10am 3 comments

US slams Pakistani minister’s filmmaker bounty

Muslim protesters hold a rally and march in Hong Kong on Sunday to condemn a film made in the US. Photo: David Wong

The United States on Sunday denounced a US$100,000 bounty offered by a Pakistani politician for killing the maker of an anti-Islam film that has triggered a wave of deadly protests.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Muslims in Hong Kong unite to protest incendiary film

About 800 Muslims marched from Chater Gardens to the US consulate in Central on Sunday. Photo: David Wong

About 800 Muslims and their supporters in Hong Kong marched to the US consulate on Sunday afternoon to protest an anti-Islam film made in the US that incited violent protests worldwide last week.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Anti-Islam movie leads to US$100,000 bounty on filmmaker's head

Protests in Lahore, Pakistan, have flared over an anti-Islam film made in the US. A Pakistan official has called on the Taliban and al-Qaeda to join the hunt for the filmmaker. Photo: EPA

A Pakistani official on Saturday placed a US$100,000 bounty on the head of the maker of an anti-Islam film that has sparked a wave of violence and anger, as Muslims mounted fresh protests worldwide.

Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour also called on the Taliban and al-Qaeda to join the hunt and help accomplish the “noble deed”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Protests over Prophet film turn violent in Indonesia and Afghanistan

A supporter of a hardline Islamic group shouts slogans yesterday outside the American embassy in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters

Protests over an American film mocking Islam turned violent for the first time in Afghanistan and Indonesia yesterday, as hundreds of angry men clashed with police, hurling stones and shouting "death to America".

18 Sep 2012 - 4:12am

Hezbollah calls for week of Lebanon protests over film

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called for a week of protests across Lebanon over a film mocking Islam, as symbols of US influence were targeted by angry Muslims across the world.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Harriers destroyed in Camp Bastion attack that left two US marines dead

A still from a video that was posted online by a Taliban media unit on Friday shows smoke rising from Camp Bastion. Photo: AP

Insurgents who attacked a British airfield where Prince Harry is stationed, killing two US marines, wore US Army uniforms and destroyed six Harrier fighter jets.

Nato yesterday detailed unprecedented damage from the attack on Camp Bastion, one of its largest bases in Afghanistan.

17 Sep 2012 - 5:07am