Authorities: Man behind anti-Islam film arrested
A U.S. District Court hearing was scheduled for Nakoula on Thursday afternoon. It was closed to media and the public.
Nakoula is on probation for a 2010 federal check fraud conviction.
Protests have erupted around the Middle East over a 14-minute trailer for the film “Innocence of Muslims” that depicts Muhammad as a womanizer, religious fraud and child molester.
Nakoula, a Christian original from Egypt, went into hiding after he was identified as the man behind the movie trailer, which was posted on YouTube.
Source: The Associated Press