The filmmakers responsible for the anti-Muslim video the White House claims is behind the rioting across the Middle East could face the death penalty for the crime of making an incendiary movie.
So, too, could a Florida pastor who helped promote the project.
Egypt’s general prosecutor on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for Florida Pastor Terry Jones and seven Coptic Christian Egyptians linked to an anti-Islam video on YouTube that sparked riots across the Middle East, The Associated Press is reporting.
The eight individuals, none of whom are believed to be in Egypt, are charged with harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information. They could face the death penalty.
While the Obama administration has been eager to blame the film, and not its own policies, for the Middle Eastern violence, it’s likely few protesters have actually seen the movie in question.