United States diplomatic envoy slaughtered in Benghazi, Libya, during riot
by Artur Tofan
The United States (U.S.) Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American embassy staffers were killed in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday, September 12, during a deadly assault on the American consulate.
The ambassador was found unconscious and transported to the hospital were doctors tried to revive him for 90 minutes, according to CNN’s report.
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack,” said President Barack Obama, addressing the nation outside the White House on Wednesday, September 13. He also confirmed that 50 U.S. marines were dispatched to Libya in efforts to secure the country and aid the Libyan investigation, according to CNN International. “Make no mistake Justice will be done,” pledged Obama.
The interim Libyan government came forward swiftly, condemning the bloody attack, calling it “cowardly” and “senseless,” according to the same source. “This is not acceptable to the Libyan people; this is not acceptable to our values,” stated Prime minister Mustafa Abushagur in an interview about the assult with CNN.
Muslims throughout the Middle East have been demonstrating outside U.S. diplomatic missions and burning American flags, outraged by a video produced in the U.S. that allegedly contains content that is offensive to Islam. The YouTube clip portrays the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, killer, and child molester.
Islam forbids the depiction in any form of the Prophet Mohammed.
“Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith and as long as there are those who would take innocent life in the name of God, the world will never know a true and lasting peace,” acknowledged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with President Obama by her side.
Libyan authorities launched an investigation on Wednesday, September 13. “We have some names and some photographs. Arrests have been made and more are under way as we speak,” stated Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur in an interview with CNN on Thursday.