Libya: Protesters Attack US Consulate In Benghazi, One US Official Killed
Their feelings were hurt, so according to Islam they had absolutely no choice other than to attack and kill any infidels they could find …
Libya’s deputy interior minister Wanis al Sharef said: ‘One American official was killed and another injured in the hand. The other staff members were evacuated and are safe and sound.’ He could not say if the dead man was a diplomat.
In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, protesters climbed the walls of the US embassy, tore down the American flag and burned it.
The protests were sparked by outrage over a video being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the US, which the demonstrators say insults the Prophet Mohammed.
The US condemned the attack in Benghazi, amid reports that the mission had been set on fire and targeted with rocket-propelled grenades.
‘We can confirm that our office in Benghazi, Libya, has been attacked by a group of militants,’ State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
‘We condemn in strongest terms this attack,’ she added in a statement issued before reports of the death, which came on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.” Read more.
Flashback: Al-Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Benghazi, Libya – ‘Whomever Speaks Ill of This Flag, We Will Cut Off His Tongue’ – “Earlier this week, I went to the Benghazi courthouse and confirmed the rumors: an al Qaeda flag was clearly visible; its Arabic script declaring that ‘there is no God but Allah’ and a full moon underneath. When I tried to take pictures, a Salafi-looking guard, wearing a green camouflage outfit, rushed towards me and demanded to know what I was doing. My response was straightforward: I was taking a picture of the flag. He gave me an intimidating look and hissed, ‘Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut off his tongue. I recommend that you don’t publish these. You will bring trouble to yourself.’” Read more.