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Huffington Post: Anna Gurji & 'Innocence Of Muslims': Horrified Actress Writes Letter Explaining Her Role


-By Kia Makarechi

September 17, 2012- Anna Gurji is one of the actresses who starred in "Desert Warrior," a movie that was supposed to be about tribal battles prompted by the arrival of a comet on Earth. Unfortunately, "Desert Warrior" was given a heavy dose of dubbing and post-production editing. The film is now known by a new, infamous name: "Innocence of Muslims."

The anti-Islam movie, which now centers on a negative portrayal of Muhammad, has led to riots around much of the Arab world. After a series of bizarre twists involving false identities, the man behind the project has been identified as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a man with a criminal past that includes convictions on federal fraud and methamphetamine charges. Nakoula was taken in for questioning early Saturday morning, but was not under arrest.

In a letter posted on author Neil Gaiman's website, Gurji makes explicit that she was not privy to Nakoula's plans.

"There was no mention EVER by anyone of MUHAMMAD and no mention of religion during the entire time I was on the set," she writes. "I am hundred percent certain nobody in the cast and nobody in the U.S. artistic side of the crew knew what was really planned for this 'Desert Warrior.'"

The actress said that when "people [ask me what my reaction is] after seeing that," she only has one word to offer: "shock."

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