September 12, 2012 2:35 AM
Egyptians protest outside U.S. Embassy in Cairo TuesdayEgyptians protest outside U.S. Embassy in Cairo Tuesday (AFP/Getty Images)

(AP) LOS ANGELES — An Israeli filmmaker went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where one American was killed.


Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

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