CAIRO — The attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was carried out by a small group of militants who arrived late at night, unleashed a fusillade from AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, then torched and ransacked the building, according to witnesses and U.S. officials.
Republicans have rushed to compare the US Embassy attacks in Cairo and Benghazi with the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis that arguably sunk Jimmy Carter 1980 re-election. You can see the temptation, but the comparison is both silly and cynical – for the following reasons. First, and most obviously, the 1979 crisis lasted 444 days. This [...]
Although riots in Egypt and Libya were said to be provoked by a blasphemous portrayal of the prophet Muhammad, Islam scholars say the teachings are ambiguous and co-opted for political ends.
The Innocence of Muslims drew almost no one to the cinema in California. In Benghazi it provoked deadly fury
Notables took to Twitter to share reactions to the killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. diplomats; the tweets included criticism of the film that sparked the protests in Libya and Egypt, "Innocence of Muslims."
The trailer for the video at the center of the violence in Libya and Egypt was uploaded to the Web by an individual whose identity remains in question.
About 24 hours before the mob attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, al-Qaeda's leader made his first public statement for four months.
The above picture depicts a man waving the flag of declared enemies of the United States over US government property on the anniversary of September 11. Some reflections on what the incident tells us...