Egypt Orders the Arrest of U.S.-Based Coptic Christians Responsible for Controversial YouTube Video

Police in California have detained Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in connection with the controversial YouTube video “The Innocence of Muslims,” that has sparked riots and protests in Muslim countries throughout the globe.

Egypt has also issued an arrest warrant for the controversial Florida preacher Terry Jones, famous for leading a ceremony to burn Qurans, who is also accused of, “insulting the Islamic religion, insulting the Prophet and inciting sectarian strife.”

The arrest warrants will be filed with Interpol. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is named in the charges. Mr. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is a convicted felon residing in California.

Riots in Cairo following the revelation of the film were some of the most brutal. Rioters successfully scaled one wall of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and replaced the American flag with an Islamist flag, according to the BBC.