Libya: Muslims burn down U.S. consulate and murder one American in rage over film insulting Muhammad

More madness, but the end result will be more calls for restrictions on free speech. “Libya: U.S. staffer dies in attack on consulate,” by Sarah El Deeb for the Associated Press, September 11:

CAIRO — Protesters angered over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad fired gunshots and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing one American, witnesses and the State Department said. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, tore and replaced the American flag with an Islamic banner.

The black flag of jihad.

Tuesday’s attacks were the first such assaults on U.S. diplomatic facilities in either country, at a time when both Libya and Egypt are struggling to overcome the turmoil following the ouster of their longtime leaders, Moammar Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak in uprisings last year.

The protests in both countries were sparked by outrage over a film ridiculing Muhammad produced by an American in California and being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the United States. Excerpts from the film dubbed into Arabic were posted on YouTube.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton confirmed that one State Department officer had been killed in the protest at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. She strongly condemned the attack and said she had called Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif “to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya.”

Clinton expressed concern that the protests might spread to other countries. She said the U.S. is working with “partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.”

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” Clinton said in a statement released by the State Department. “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”….

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  1. says

    The latest news is 4 american deaths one of them the ambassador, i feel satisfied!! with anger, the naivety of the foreign policies of the united states is unbelievable

  2. says

    BBC broadcast news now refers to a Reuters report that the US ambassador was killed in a rocket attack on a car in attempyed escape from the consulate compound.

  3. says

    Hillary Clinton is responsible for all deaths of Americans in Libya.She supported the bombing of Caddafy forces and put in power the islamists.She was proud about this.
    But Caddafy was tamed in recent years and cooperating.Islamists are far more worse.If Caddafy was still in power and alive,Americans in Libya would be also alive.

  4. says

    Libya: Muslims burn down U.S. consulate and murder one American in rage over film insulting Muhammad


    Four Americans were killed, including American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

    He was murdered while trying to evacuate consular staff. The consulate was under grenade and mortar fire from the violent Muslim mob.

    This man was a hero, and he was murdered by Muslim savages.

  5. says

    Is it not strange that Christians did not riot when the movie The Temptations of Christ, which was a false blasphemy, came out.

    Why does Islam have no Golden Rule?