Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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September 14, 2012

Glasgow man mistaken for controversial filmmaker Sam Bacile

GLASGOW — The closest Glasgow’s Sam Basile has come to making a movie was documenting milestones of his kids’ lives.

The idea that he would be associated with a movie insulting the prophet Muhammed and labeling a religion a “cancer” made him sick.

“I saw the movie after I watched the news and my blood was boiling,” Basile said. “That guy is nuts to make a movie like that.”

Basile, who is originally from New Jersey, lived in California 12 years ago and was called by media in the state asking if he was the director of the film, Sam Bacile. Bacile’s name was reportedly a pseudonym for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, CNN reported on Friday.

It was also reported that because of anger toward the movie, trailers of which appeared on YouTube, protesters in the Middle East including Iran, Iraq, Egypt and Israel, along with surrounding areas, most notably Libya, gathered in mobs. Some attacked the U.S. Consulate in the city of Benghazi in Libya, where the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed, according to media reports.

Back in Glasgow, Basile started receiving phone call after phone call. He received seven calls in one day and his wife received some as well.

 

For the full story, read the Sept. 15 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

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