Google takes down Muhammad Video in US

Yesterday Computerworld posted : "Google faces Israeli lawsuit over controversial Prophet Muhammad video" where "Arab-Israeli lawmakers and religious leaders Wednesday asked the Jerusalem District Court to force Google to take a controversial video off of YouTube."

It seems that the ‘threat’ from Israel was all it took. As of 8:00 AM EDT 9/20/2012 the video was down. Here’s a screenshot I took:

Google takes down Muhammad Video in US. Snapshot from 8:00 AM EDT 9/20/12

While that link, I guess the main link to the video is down, the Link Onsite here at Rancid News is still up. I now wonder if this is the same video ? If anyone has watched the video it would be helpful if you could confirm the one hosted here is the same in the comments /reply section below.



Damage Control: Mystery surrounds maker of anti-Muslim film – was he an Israeli Jew?

Does the filmmaker whose movie sparked the deadly Libyan assaults even exist?

Questions arose Wednesday about the identity of Sam Bacile, who has claimed responsibility for the movie in media interviews. An expert in far-right extremist groups said he had doubts about whether Bacile was a real person, and a consultant on the film said the name was a pseudonym and he was unsure of the man’s true identity.

The anti-Muslim video apparently sparked outrage in eastern Libya, where a mob stormed the U.S. Consulate and killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Tuesday night.

A version of the film — “Innocence of Muslims” — first screened in Hollywood this summer, sources say.

Then called “Innocence of Bin Laden,” the film was shown in a theater on Hollywood Boulevard on June 23 to an audience of less than 10, a source familiar with the showing said. An “attractive” woman stood on Hollywood Boulevard trying to interest passersby in the movie, but got few takers, the source said.

“The acting was of the worst caliber,” the source said.
The source said the man who brought the film to the theater was not named Bacile.

A man who identified himself as Bacile told the Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that he was an Israeli Jew living in California and had made the movie with $5 million in donations from 100 Jewish donors.

Read more via LaTimes

US Marines, Guided Missile Destroyers headed to Libya

Two U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers were sent toward the coast of Libya following the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three consulate employees, Fox News reported citing unnamed military officials.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed on Tuesday after the diplomatic facility in Benghazi was attacked by an armed mob angry over a U.S.-produced film that is said to be insulting to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

According to Fox News, a team of about 50 U.S. marines was also sent to Libya and will be dispatched in the country’s capital of Tripoli.

“A Marine “fast team” is being sent from the U.S. Naval base in Rota, Spain. They are expected to go to Tripoli,” Fox News reported.

The move comes after U.S. President Barack Obama ordered “all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe.”

Libyan Ambassador to the United States Ali Aujali put the blame for the attack on supporters and sidekicks of slain Gaddafi, while the U.S. intelligence service initially reported that the attack was linked to al-Qaeda.

US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens Dead

Final moments of Chris Stevens, US ambassador to Libya. He died of wounds after mob and Islamist attacked US embassy in Benghazi with rocket launchers.