After the anti-Islamic movie "Muslim Innocence" inspired the horrific and deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, more and more bizarre facts about the provocative film are surfacing. According to actress Cindy Lee Garcia, no one in the film's production was aware they were making a piece of anti-Islamic propaganda.
Garcia says the script she and other actors were given was simply titled "Desert Warriors," and that they believed they were making a film about the life in ancient Egypt.
"It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago," Garcia told Gawker. "It wasn't based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn't anything about Muhammad or Muslims or anything."
Garcia, who appeared as a woman giving her daughter to Muhammad for marriage, said that when they were filming, they referred to the character now known as Muhammad as "Master George." The "Muhammad" lines, and other overt references to religion, were added in in post-production.
Garcia is horrified at the final cut of the film.
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"I had nothing to do really with anything. Now we have people dead because of a movie I was in," she said. "It makes me sick."
After Garcia spoke up, the movie's entire cast and crew released a statement to CNN saying they were misled about the film's true nature as a propaganda tool.
"The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer," the statement reads. "We are 100 percent not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic re-writes of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred."
And a look at the film's trailer definitely supports the case that the crew had no idea about the producer's intentions.
An analysis from "On The Media" delves into the film's trailer, discovering that every reference to Islam in the trailer was dubbed over and added in post-production, usually quite badly. It's obvious that the actors are mouthing different lines.
Some lines in the 14-minute trailer that have clearly been added in post-production include "Mohammad is Allah [sic] messenger, and the Quran is our constitution!" and "Is your Mohammad a child molester?"