September 14th, 2012
08:06 PM ET

Anti-Muslim Filmmaker under investigation and in hiding

Tonight, more pressure on the producer who has been in hiding since his controversial film ignited protests across the Muslim world. Federal authorities in California are investigating whether he violated  his probation.

CNN's Miguel Marquez is OutFront with more on the story.

The anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, which reportedly serves as the catalyst for erupting protests across the Middle East, is now linked to a Christian charity.

The low-budget movie, which insinuates the Islamic Prophet Muhammad was a fraud and a womanizer, among other accusations, was partially filmed on a Hollywood set.

Media for Christ, a Christian non-profit organization based in Duarte, Calif., applied for the film’s permit, according to spokesmen at Film LA, Inc., and the office of the County of Los Angeles.

The organization was established in 2005 "to become the light that shows Jesus Christ to all human beings."

"The International Media is crowded with many topics that do not bring glory to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ ," says the Media for Christ Myspace page. "The Lord has given me the vision for Media for Christ so we could proclaim the peace of Jesus through than effective Christian media that would positively touch everyone . "

Film LA, Inc. confirmed the movie was shot in Duarte, California last August, but that the studio was not aware of the specifics.

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