SUNDAY AM, 12TH UPDATE WRITETHRU: Deadly demonstrations spread beyond the Middle East into Australia and Europe on Saturday as protesters angered over the crudely made anti-Islam propaganda flick Innocence Of Muslims clashed in front of U.S embassies, consulates and missions around the world and most intensely in Islamic nations.
The State Department has now ordered all non-essential staff and family members to leave its embassies in Tunis and Khartoum.
Meanwhile, CNN reported Saturday that federal agents have interviewed the Southern California man Nakoula Basseley (right) believed to be the filmmaker. Authorities say he went voluntarily and left the station after the interview.
His federal probation is under review: he was convicted of bank fraud in 2009 and placed on supervised probation for 5 years. Nakoula has been holed up with his family in their home in Cerritos, California.
The movie, which The Sunday Times says U.S. investigators now believe may never have been a finished feature, was backed by hardcore anti-Islam groups in the United States and was ignored even when trailers were posted on YouTube in July.
But after Egyptian television aired certain segments, violent protests erupted and began to spread.
When news of his flick first broke, the filmmaker identified himself to media as Sam Bacile and made up lies about his identity. But the paperwork filed for the Screen Actors Guild was ...... See Complete Article @ Deadline Hollywood