Yesterady, the US Ambassador to Libya was killed in a targeted rocket attack as a result of a US film slandering the Prophet. I honestly do not know much about this area of politics, but I happened to see a related story on Facebook about Libyan citizens protesting the violence, holding up signs that basically apologized on behalf of their extremists, and saying that their killers and thugs don’t represent all of Libya.
It is sad to see that it isn’t covered more widely because I can just see it breeding resentment in people who are craving for something to hate. BUT, nonetheless, it is a definitely beautiful thing to see empathy transcend sociopolitical boundaries.
From the Daily Beast:
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed
by Jamie Dettmer Sep 12, 2012 7:29 AM EDT
The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three State Department officials were killed last night in a targeted rocket attack, after riots over a U.S. film depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud. Jamie Dettmer reports.
TRIPOLI—The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three State Department officials were killed last night in a targeted rocket attack, after riots over a U.S. film depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud. The assault came as the envoy sought to reach safety during a vicious Salafist assault on the American consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, leading to a fierce five-hour fight that saw Libyan security withdraw under the intensity of the gunfire, according to Libyan officials. President Obama confirmed the deaths, calling them “outrageous.”
Libyan officials say Stevens was killed when his car was targeted deliberately as he and some staffers tried to move to safety following the initial attacks on the consulate. He is only the sixth serving U.S. ambassador ever to be killed while on duty. The attack involving dozens of gunmen from the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group as well as other militants saw fierce clashes between them and U.S. guards and Libyan security units.