Sometimes, democracy isn’t a good thing. When the dictators of Egypt and Libya were overthrown by revolutions, it would make you think that the society would become more open and tolerant and whatnot, but instead both societies have regressed from the days of the dictatorships. Angry rioters protesting a mysterious, unnamed movie attacked the United States embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, yesterday. The flag was ripped down in Cairo and destroyed; in Libya, one US State Department official was killed by the crowds in Libya and two others were injured. The Egyptian protesters were affiliated with the Ultra soccer club that brought down Mubarak; the Libyan protesters were rallied by radical group Ansar al-Sharia.
“We are heartbroken by this terrible loss,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.” She added that the government was ”working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions and American citizens worldwide.”
It goes without saying that the movie is critical of Islam and depicts Mohammed in a negative light, hence the protests and crazy rioting. The people behind the amateur film have not been determined, though some prominent blogs have published a YouTube clip of the purported film showing a series of disjointed, terribly-acted scenes depicting Mohammed as a killer, child molester, and womanizer. Why that translates to attacking the US government I don’t know.
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