U.S. probation officials are looking into potential violations of prison release terms by a California man linked to an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests at U.S. embassies in Muslim countries, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.
Media reports have linked Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year-old man living in a Los Angeles suburb who served time in prison for bank fraud, to the making of the video. Clips of the film circulated on the Internet under several titles, including "Innocence of Muslims."
"The U.S. probation office in the central district of California is reviewing the case," said Karen Redmond, spokeswoman for the administrative office of the U.S. Courts in Washington D.C., who was contacted from Los Angeles.
The 13-minute English-language video, which was filmed in California, portrays the Muslim Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) engaged in crude and offensive behaviour.
Protests against the obscure film were taking place at the same time as an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya's city of Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans on Tuesday. Protests have spread to other countries across the Arab and Muslim world.
Source: Leader Post