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Salman Rushdie Calls 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmakers 'Disgusting'
Salman Rushdie on 'Innocence of Muslims': 'Outrageous and unpleasant and disgusting, The makers of "Innocence of Muslims," the shoddily produced movie that has sparked violence across the Middle East, shouldn't look to Salman Rushdie for sympathy. Though the Booker Prize winning author found himself the target of death threats by radical Muslims after the publication of "The Satanic Verses" 23 years ago, he believes that the filmmakers behind the movie are "disgusting." Appearing on NBC's "Today" Monday morning, Rushdie said that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a convicted felon who served time for manufacturing methamphetamine and reportedly directed the anti-Muslim movie, differed from him in more than cultural pedigree. "He did it on purpose," Rushdie said. "I mean, he set out to create a response, and he got it in spades."