Who Is Sam Bacile? Anti-Islam Filmmaker's Bio Doesn't Add Up

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In one interview "Bacile" called himself "an Israeli Jew," in the other he called himself an "Israeli-American." Klein had indicated in an interview that Bacile was concerned for relatives still in Egypt.

Searches of federal and state public records including civil and criminal court documents and real estate filings revealed no mention anyone with Bacile's name.

There is no record of a Sam Bacile, or a similarly named person, having received a real estate license in California.

A 13-minute trailer for the video was posted in July and received little notice.

Last week the trailer was dubbed in Arabic. The video was quickly viewed tens of thousands of times, but more importantly it was aired and discussed by influential and radical Muslim preachers with large satellite television audiences.

Many of the protesters in Egypt had never seen the video, but said it sparked them to storm the U.S. embassy on the anniversary of Sept. 11.

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