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Ky. man mistaken for controversial film maker

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - Sam Basile has no professional filmmaking credits, doesn't live in California and finds a film insulting the prophet Mohammed "nuts."

Yet, Basile, a New Jersey native who lives in Glasgow, Ky., has been getting calls since the movie "Innocence of Muslims" ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast starting last week.

Basile told the Glasgow Daily Times that the idea he would be associated with such a movie made him sick.

Basile said he started receiving calls from media outlets last week asking if he was that Sam Bacile, a pseudonym for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the California man who made the film.

Basile hasn't received any threats but he thought there was a possibility he would be attacked by someone mistaking him for the filmmaker.


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