L.A. Cleric’s Influence in Film

A California Coptic preacher known for his fiery attacks on Islam influenced the three men who have been most closely tied to the amateurish trailer that inflamed the Muslim world this week. Zakaria Botros Henein of Huntington Beach had close ties to Steve Klein, Joseph Nassralla, and Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 77-year-old man’s son told reporters that he could not reveal his father’s present location because “his life is in danger.” The son said that he did not think his father was involved in the production of Innocence of Muslims, though Botros did defend the trailer in a Friday television broadcast.