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Attacks on American Embassy in Lybia

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Waylon Goodwin, Shift Editor

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Tuesday, September 11th,The U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on a US. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, computer expert Sean Smith, and two former Navy Seals: Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty were among the victims of the attack.

The attacks occurred amidst protest outside the embassy over an anti-Islamic film called, “Innocence of Muslims.”

According to CNN the movie depicts the Islamic Prophet Mohamed as a womanizer and the leader of a bloodthirsty group.

In an earlier report by the Associate Press, the movies self-proclaimed “manager,” is said  to be the actual director of the film, according to police

55 year old, Nakoula Basseley from Cerritos, California is reported to have shown the movie in small theatres in Los Angeles in June. It wasn’t until clips of the movie were shown on YouTube when it received world-wide protest.

The origin of the internet clips released is still a mystery, but actors and actresses of the movie are threatening to sue Basseley, who is reported by police to go by aliases such as Nicola Bacily, and Robert Bacily.

According to CNN actress Cindy Lee Garcia said she was told the movie was to be called “Desert Warriors,” a film about Egypt 2,000 years ago.

“I said why do this to us, he said no this is not your fault, you tell the world that I did this.” said Garcia.

According to Libyan Deputy Interior Minister, Wanis al-Sharif, four suspects were arrested at their homes on Thursday but no other details have been released at this time.

Smaller protests have also been reported in Bangladesh, Tunisia, Sudan, and Morocco.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s killings, in a statement released by CNN, President Obama has denounced the attacks saying, “We will bring to Justice those who took them from us.”

The bodies of the four slain Americans were flown to Andrews Air Force base on Friday, where they were met by family members of the deceased, President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and other dignitaries.

 

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