Associated Press reporting the guy ‘Sam Bacile’ is actually a Coptic Christian - Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Some of the earliest reports from Egypt were claiming this (The view held by Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists - the movie was made by exiled Copts.)
But once this person claimed he is actually a some kind of Israeli - medias and columnists started to publish it without warning or caution.
I have no idea how making such film would benefit coptic communities in Egypt. But who or what could be even further ‘behind’ him -
I’m not thinking about it.
And this is not even guaranteed to be the final fact. AH. Why we have to live like this.