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Few details on funds for anti-Islam movie

Christian group, salesman played role in its making

DUARTE, Calif. — The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together an ex-convict, an insurance salesman, and a Christian charity in production of a crudely crafted film that ridicules Muslims and the prophet Mohammed and has incited violent protests across the Middle East.

Media for Christ, a nonprofit that raised more than $1 million last year ‘‘to glow Jesus’ light’’ to the world, was listed as the production company for the film. Steve Klein, a California insurance salesman and Vietnam War veteran who has spent years protesting at mosques and espousing hatred of radical Muslims, acted as the film’s promoter.

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