LA NOW: One of the purported filmmakers behind "Innocence of Muslims," the low-budget anti-Muslim film that has generated unrest across the Arab world, issued a statement Monday saying that he was duped. Joseph Nassralla, whose nonprofit organization Media for Christ pulled permits for the film, said he was shocked by the final product and lied to by filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.
The statement was issued to anti-Muslim blogger and activist Pamela Geller, who also serves as executive director of American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America (GELLER AND NASSRALLA ARE PALS). Joseph Nassralla said his involvement with the film was limited to letting Nakoula Basseley Nakoula use his office as a shooting location.
Nassralla said when Nakoula initially approached him about the project, he did know what type of movie he was making (LIAR). Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has no movie or TV film experience he operates gas stations, but Joseph Nassralla has run a TV production company, The Way TV, for over 3 years, gee I wonder who made the film???
Joseph Nassralla, who said he has received death threats and remains in hiding, he said Nakoula used his organization's name to pull film permits without his knowledge (NOPE CAN'T DO THAT). He also said the finished product was not the film he agreed to help with. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has separately disclaimed responsibility for the movie. Bishop Serapion, head of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, said Nakoula Basseley Nakoula called him last week and denied any involvement with the film, (HE SAID- HE SAID).
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a balding, married father of three and an Egyptian Coptic Christian, who once owned a gas station, is believed to have worked on the script for “Innocence of Muslims” in a California jail cell. Production began weeks after he was released from a halfway house in June 2011 at Media For Christ and the WAY TV production studios 1040 Hamilton Rd., Suite #B Duarte, California run by Joseph Nassralla. Both of these goons are lying and Pamela Geller is trying to spin her own little lie to save herself.
Pamela Geller's Blog Solicited Funds For a anti-Muhammad Film in Feb 2012: We don't know (and may never know), where the funding for "Innocence of the Muslims" came from, but we do know that, according to a September 15, 2012 CBS investigative story that provided further details on Media For Christ's central role in producing the video trailer, the budget of the film has been reported to have been around $100,000 - a sum that Media For Christ's sizable 2011 operating budget of over $1 Million dollars could have covered.
Ali Sina and Pamela Geller: See Atlas Shrugs Blog Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Ali Sina writes, "A Movie about Muhammad: An Idea whose Time Has Come". Masses watch movies. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the worth of a motion picture? We need to make a motion picture about Muhammad – a biopic that reveals the details of his life. The Devil is in the details. New technology allows us to hide the identity of the actors. And we can distribute worldwide, even in Islamic countries. These would have been impossible a few years ago. In you have questions you can email me, Ali Sina, to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject box write Movie Investment you can find a link to my Papal account in www.alisina.org. WTH, the movie “Innocence of Muslims” would have been completed by Feb 2012 but lots of cash would be needed to promote and distribute the film in Islamic countries.
Ali Sina is a board member of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), an organization founded by Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Anders Gravers of Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE), and listed by the SPLC and ADL as a hate group. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are President and Vice President of SION.
REAL STORY: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Reported 9/13/2012. An inflammatory anti-Muslim film that has been blamed on the deadly attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya was produced by a Duarte-based Christian non-profit, officials said. Media for Christ, which has its administrative offices at 1040 Hamilton Rd., Suite #B Duarte, California took out a film permit for the production, according to City Manager Darrell George (not Nakoula Basseley Nakoula).
The producers, Media for Christ, also used Blue Cloud studios in Santa Clarita, also known as Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, as the film's location, City Manager Darrell George said. "It was filmed in Santa Clarita," George said. He said he obtained the information from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Much of the film was obviously shot in front of a green screen, several portions - especially where Islam is defamed - have been clearly overdubbed. Typically overdubs and green screen shots are done in post production studios like The Way TV.
Both Media for Christ and The Way TV are run by Joseph Nassralla Abdelmasih aka Joseph Nassralla of Arcadia CA who is listed as chief executive officer for both entities, and president of Media for Christ public records show, he and only he would have been able to pull the permit for the filming of the movie "Innocence of Muslims".
Boss man Joseph Nassralla and Media for Christ (M4C) applied for the filming permit for Desert Warrior (per San Gabriel Valley Tribune). M4C has IRS non-profit status and files 990 returns. The 2011 return shows donations of over $1 million dollars, and assets that could be used to produce the film.
The film used Hollywood forms: Casting Calls, Permits, SAG categorization. The film used modern green screen techniques, and sound editing and overdubs. The Media for Christ (aka www.ATVSat.com ) website is a video blog production. Joseph Nassralla knows how to roll a production. There is no evidence that the incompetent ex-gas jocky Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has any film experience.
Joseph Nassralla and Media For Christ In Duarte, California are part of the counter jihadist lunatic fringe of extreme right wing anti-Muslim zealots like Pamela Geller at the Atlas Shrugs website and Robert Spencer at the Jihad Watch website, the “Islamophobia Industry.” See video of Joseph Nassralla at Pamela Geller’s AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York City posted on the Jihad Watch website http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/09/joseph-nassralla-at-afdisioa-911-freedom-rally.html.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com