To the news that sounds a bit bizarre; the actress Cindy Lee Garcia who has played the role of lead actress in the blasphemous movie that portrayed (God forbid) the profane role of Prophet Muhammad. It was a mockery that sparked extensive outcry across the entire globe.
According to the actress’ statement, she was tricked in playing the lead role while unaware of the anti-Islamic script of the film. Moreover, she sued the producer of this movie, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who is currently in hiding.
The Californian judge, Luis Lavin, declined the actress’ plea to remove the video from the Youtube saying that the alleged producer had not been given a copy of the lawsuit.
It is quoted “My whole life has been turned upside down in every aspect,” she said. “My family has been threatened.”
This particular movie was the sole reason to spark a cruel outrage and demonstrations across the Middle East, Asia and North Africa, that led to the death of the U.S ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens (late), along with four other American citizens in a deadly attack on the U.S consulate in Benghazi.
In Pakistan alone 19 innocent people lost their lives due to fiery protests held across the country. Till today, Youtube is banned in Pakistan & Sudan by the orders of their respective federal authorities. The film was released in the United States on behalf of their ”freedom of speech” feature. Youtube & the White House were quoted by reuters to say ”We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we do not permit hate speech…” and the 14 minute short film ”is clearly within our (their) guidelines and so will stay on YouTube”
‘Innocence of Muslims‘ was initially released into digital mediums on July 1, 2012 that later got attention of Arabic and Egyptian news channels.
The film, Innocence of Muslims, is a serious contradiction towards the genuine beliefs of the religion Islam and a severe impiousness that degrades the sacred teachings and ethics of Islam.