It is arguable whether are not the trailer for the movie 'Innocence of Muslims' was really the catalyst for the mob riots in Libya and Egypt. Many political pundits insist that this is just an excuse for the terrorist killings at the U.S. Embassy and anti-American riots. Another source of speculation in this matter is whether or not this film is in fact a full-length movie. More and more evidence is coming to light that suggests the trailer is all there is of the film.
As reported by the Atlantic Wire, no one has found a full-length copy of the film. The 13.5 minute trailer is the only evidence of its existence. The blatant amateurishness of the video adds credibility to the theory that a full-length movie was never produced.
Associated Press reporters Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Stephen Braun said, "Several Hollywood and California industry groups and permit agencies said they had no records of the project."
It is also being reported that cast and crew were duped into working on the film, later dubbed in Arabic. Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who had a small role in the film, claims she had no idea she was participating in an offensive spoof on the life of Muhammad. She was supposedly given a script titled 'Desert Warrior'.
If 'Innocence of Muslims' really is a fake, what was the motive of the filmmaker, an ex-con identified as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, as reported by Time? His intentions probably won't be clear until more is discovered about his background.
There are many reasons to believe that these riots may have very little if anything to do with this video. The most glaring indication that the terrorist attack at the embassy was a planned event may be the fact that it took place on 9/11.