Fanning the flames of religious strife:
Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that he intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion. Bacile, a California real estate developer in his fifties who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world. "Islam is a cancer, period," he repeatedly said in a solemn, accented tone.
This ($5 million) movie was not financed to make money in the box office, it was financed to stir up trouble and drive a wedge (deeper) between the U.S. and Islam.