"Donc, si c'est vrai, un groupe de Chrétiens, ou au moins un Chrétien, désireux de calomnier les musulmans a mis en danger les Juifs. Comment cela? L'histoire que "Sam Bacile" est un Juif israélien, soutenu par "100 donateurs juifs", s'est répandue comme un traînée de poudre à travers le Moyen-Orient. Il n'est pas possible de démentir une telle histoire. Il est clair que la responsabilité de la violence incombe aux gens qui ont commis les violences. Mais si elle est vraie, cette fiction que le film anti-Mohammed a été produite par un Juif est lâche et méprisable. Hélas, la fiction sur "Sam Bacile" et que des Juifs étaient derrière ce film n'aurait pas pu se répandre sans l'aide de l'Associated Press et due Wall Street Journal, qui ont tous deux rapporté, sans aucune forme de vérification indépendante, que "Sam Bacile" prétendait être israélien." Evidemment la presse française n'a été que trop heureuse de leur emboîter le pas. Associated Press change de ton maintenant. Jeffrey Goldberg:
From the Associated Press, which previously reported that Sam Bacile was a real person, and an Israeli Jew:
The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in managing and providing logistics for the production.Nakoula Basseley [Bacile?] Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview outside Los Angeles that he was manager for the company that produced "Innocence of Muslims," which mocked Muslims and the prophet Muhammad and may have caused inflamed mobs that attacked U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. He provided the first details about a shadowy production group behind the film.
Nakoula denied he directed the film and said he knew the self-described filmmaker, Sam Bacile. But the cellphone number that AP contacted Tuesday to reach the filmmaker who identified himself as Sam Bacile traced to the same address near Los Angeles where AP found Nakoula. Federal court papers said Nakoula's aliases included Nicola Bacily, Erwin Salameh and others...Nakoula denied he had posed as Bacile. During a conversation outside his home, he offered his driver's license to show his identity but kept his thumb over his middle name, Basseley. Records checks by the AP subsequently found it and other connections to the Bacile persona.
So, if this is true, then a group of Christians, or at least one Christian, eager to slander Muslims have endangered Jews. How so? The story that "Sam Bacile" is an Israeli Jew, with "100 Jewish donors," has spread across the Middle East. It is not possible to withdraw such a story. The onus for violence is on the people who commit violence, of course. But if true, this fiction that the anti-Muhammad movie was a Jewish production is cowardly and despicable. Alas, "Sam Bacile" could not have spread the apparent fiction that Jews were behind this film without the help of the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal, which both reported, without independently checking, "Sam Bacile"s claim to be Israeli.