Nakoula Basseley Nakoula of course is the mastermind behind the film The Innocence of Muslims. Nakoula directed the cheap, lousy film which attacked the Prophet Mohammed in some pretty vicious ways. The actors were told they were making an innocent movie. After the filming was done, their lines were dubbed over with other lines attacking Mohammed in various ways.
An article in an Egyptian paper first notified the Muslim world of the film. The film had already been out for a few months, but the Muslim world had not yet gotten wind of it.
It turned out that the Muslim world first heard of the film about the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks this year. This led to violent and even deadly riots across the Muslim world, including an attack on the US embassy in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.
Nakoula is an Egyptian Copt. Another Copt was also deeply involved in making the film. The other major faction involved in the film was headed by Steve Klein, a fundamentalist Christian. Another group was associated with the Christian fundamentalist Church of the Kaweahs just south of me in the Central Valley of California.
When the film first came out, Nakoula sought to put the blame on Israelis and Jews to deflect attention from himself. He said he was an Israeli and claimed that the cheapo movie had been funded by 100 wealthy US Jews. Truth is that no Jews were involved in the making or funding of the film.
However, some Jews have defended Nakoula. Jewish defenders include major Jewish bloggers such as Pamela Geller. Geller is an extreme Zionist and radical Islamophobe. Her blog is called Atlas Shrugs. She has appeared on this site before in the comments section. Robert Spencer is another radical Islamophobe. He is a standard rightwing Republican neocon. However, his roots are with Maronite Christians in Lebanon.
So we can see that the major promoters and defenders of the film other than stateside fundamentalist Christians are the Christians and Jews of the Middle East and their supporters. Middle Eastern Muslims do not play well with minorities, and both Christian and Jewish minorities in the region have suffered greatly at the hands of the Muslim majority.
To be fair, this does include the Jews of Israel. The settler-colonial nature of the project is probably of secondary consideration to many Middle Eastern Muslims. They simply will not accept a Jewish state on the region on what they consider to be Muslim lands. In fact, I believe they won’t even accept a strong Jewish presence in the region. If Jews are to live in the region at all, it should be as an oppressed minority under Muslim majority rule.
So we can see that some of the biggest Muslim haters are those Middle Eastern religious minorities who have borne the wrath of Middle Eastern Muslims’ hatred of religious minorities. The Muslims have created this monster via their oppression of religious minorities in the region.