A bit late, but it looks like there’s a silver lining to the recent killing of the US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. Before we focus on that, though, I’d like to also acknowledge the three other US officials in the US Embassy in Libya that died, along with the ten Libyans who died in the process, whom of which I think haven’t been acknowledged nearly enough, at least not here in the states.
But the attack last Tuesday was a raid on the US Embassies in both Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya has been reported to be a response to an American film that had anti-Islamic tendencies, depicting the Prophet Muhammad as “a homosexual, pedophile and slave owner: all highly offensive to Muslims worldwide”.
The Egyptian president couldn’t agree more, commenting that the crude depiction of the Prophet Muhammad excused the killing of US citizens. I wonder if he also thought it excused the killing of Libyan officers. Or for that matter, if any Egyptians were killed during the raid of the US Embassy there, if he thought it would’ve excused the killing of his own citizens.
However, the Libyan deputy prime minister, Dr. Mustafa Abushagur, condemns the attack, saying “This is an attack on America, Libya and free people everywhere.” and Libyan citizens seem to agree. But don’t take my word for it – Look for yourself: