Outrage Ensues Across the Arab World Over Killing of US Ambassador
Arab netizens have condemned the cowardly attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last night (Tuesday 11 September, 2012). Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed when militants fired rockets  at them as they were being driven to a safer location after protesters surrounded the consulate building.
News reports say protesters surrounded the Consulate, outraged over a film which ridiculed Prophet Mohammed, produced by an American-Israeli film maker. In Cairo, a similar protest was staged, where protesters  scaled the US Embassy walls, tearing down the US flag, and replacing it with an Islamic banner.
The killing of Mr Stevens and three other US Consulate staff has outraged netizens from across the region.
The Libyan Youth Movement asks:
@ShababLibya : What did attacking the consulate last night achieve? Nothing but destruction, violence, & utter tragedy
Abdulraqeeb Al Azzane notes [ar]:
Nasr Aldbea says [ar]:
Khalil Agha tweets [ar]:
Saudi Fahad Albutairi reminds us [ar]:
And Libyan Ahmed Misrata agrees:
@AhmedEMisrata : Last night's event was a disgrace to our revolution, our martyrs and most of all, a disgrace to the teachings of the Prophet PBUH #Benghazi
From Egypt, Schehrazade remarks:
@_Schehrazade_ : A man doing his job got killed in #Libya because some amateurs made a worthless movie and some freaks valued it. Continue hating.
And from Benghazi, @N_Benghazi writes:
@N_Benghazi : The Prophet (saws) wouldn't have accepted that innocent blood be spilled because people are offended over some nobody's movie. #libya
Egyptian writer Karim El Degwy predicts [ar]:
And still in Egypt, Nadia El Awady concludes [ar]:
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