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US man behind anti-islam film sentenced

world Updated: Nov 09, 2012 00:48 IST

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Mark Bassely Youssef, the man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East earlier this year, was sentenced to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter. He then issued a provocative statement through his attorney.

Shortly after Youssef left the courtroom, his lawyer, Steven Seiden, came to the front steps of the courthouse and told reporters his client wanted to send a message.

"The one thing he wanted me to tell all of you is President Obama may have gotten Osama bin Laden, but he didn't kill the ideology," Seiden said.