Brand & Martínez

Brand & Martínez is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand & A Martínez

What we know about the controversial 'Innocence of Muslims' film

by Brand & Martínez

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Kashmiri Muslims shout anti-US slogans during a demonstration against the controversial film 'Innocence of Muslims' in Srinagar on September 14, 2012. Video-sharing website YouTube has blocked access in India to an anti-Islam film that surfaced in the United States and has since sparked deadly protests in the Muslim world, Google said on Friday. ROUF BHAT/AFP/Getty Images

Anti-American protests have spread to Tunisia, India, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen.

In Yemen 2,000 people tried to march to the U.S. embassy, but they were tear-gassed by police. In India thousands of Muslims burned American flags. And in Lebanon one person was killed by police after a crowd set fire to a couple of American fast-food restaurants.

All this after an American-made anti-muslim film sparked mob riots in Cairo and Libya earlier this week. In Libya, four Americans died, including the ambassador, Chris Stevens.

The movie called "Innocence of Muslims" was made here in Southern California.

Jessica Garrison of the Los Angeles Times joins the show to talk about the film's SoCal origin and the mystery behind the filmmaker's motivations.

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