Nightly News | September 15, 2012
>>> we are learning more about those responsible for making the video that triggered so much of the violence we have seen. several cast and crew members say they were duped into working on a film last summer that was turned into a poisonous 14-minute trailer. one of the key figures agreed overnight to answer questions from authorities, not about the content of the film but about his probation status. mike taibbi has our report.
>> reporter: shielding his face from the cameras an ex-con and ultra conservative christian was escorted from his home to voluntarily answer questions about his role in the video.
>> he is not a danger to anybody or anything. he's right now being interviewed by federal probation officers to see if he is, in fact, in violation of his federal probation .
>> reporter: he said he only provided logistics help but other key figures long sounded similar to those expressed in the video.
>> wake up, america!
>> reporter: another egypt born c coptic christian who was a speaker at the protests against the so-called ground zero mosque.
>> they conquer our country the same way conquer america.
>> reporter: media for christ includes a website and the studio where the video was made. one of the regular show hosts is stephen klein .
>> mighty proud of it.
>> reporter: his leaflets painted islam in such ugly terms he's on several hate speech watch lists . with klein as the self-described consultant the video from the studio was a bargain basement bait and switch project titled desert warrior with actors who say their video was dubbed over. they even put osama bin laden in the title to hype a theater screening though there may not have been a completed movie. the uh video did come out of the studio and while klein stood by his role in it.
>> i will live and die by the truth, period.
>> reporter: he was soon seen leaving town because of death threats. and nasrala was gone, his facebook page saying he, too, always tells the truth.
>> reporter: akoula said he would go to an undisclosed location for his and his family's safety.