An anti-Islamic film sparks protests across the Muslim world, which lead to the death of US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens1
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September 12 - Violent protests have sprung up across the Muslim world in response to an amateurish and offensive video portraying Muslims and Mohammed as cartoonishly vile. The most violent protest was in Benghazi, Libya, and claimed the life of the US ambassador, Chris Stevens, as well as three other embassy staff. This issue touches on human rights to freedom of expression, rights to life and security, and freedom of religion.
Protests in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco--all featured in this playlist--were destructive but not violent, and generally centered around burning American flags, raising Muslim flags, and chanting slogans. The riot in Libya, however, included a coordinated mob using heavy weaponry, including rocket launchers. In fact, it was coordinated to an extent where US officials are investigating whether it was the pre-meditated plan of a group who merely used the offensive film as a pretext.
Terrorism and mob violence are both human rights issues, as they involve the targeting of civilians for reason of their affiliation. While most of the protests--like those in Egypt--did not reach the level of human rights violations, the violence in Libya moves it to a higher level.
Cairo, Egypt, Sept 11 - Protesters destroyed an American flag and raised one emblazoned with the Shahada, a Islamic creed.
Egypt, Sept 11 - ABC News coverage of protests in Cairo.
Cairo, Egypt, Sept 11 - Thousands of protesters targeted the US embassy over a film that they said was insulting to the Prophet Mohammed40:37.4-0:52.4
Libya, Sept 11 - Al Jazeera reports on the protest mob who stormed the US consulate in Behghazi, killing the ambassador and 3 others.50:00.0-0:45.1
by Al Jazeera English 13,858 views
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned an attack on a US diplomatic compound in Libya which has left an American citizen dead.
Violence broke out during a protest about an amateur film made in America.
It's content is proving controversial because it has portrayed the Prophet Mohammad, which is forbidden in Islam.
The demonstrations are not just limited to Libya and are likely to spread to other countries.
Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington DC.
Libya, Sept 11 - Images of the US Embassy in Behghazi, after an angry mob stormed the building. Four embassy staff, including the ambassador, died.60:01.7-0:27.3
USA, Sept 12 - Mitt Romney's comments on the killing of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other staff.71:20.0-1:56.9
by PBS NewsHour 20,291 views
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the attack on the consulate in Libya and takes questions from the press about his campaign's response to what happened.
USA, Sept 12 - President Barack Obama's comments on the killing of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three others.
Tunisia, Sept 12 - Protesters burn a American flag t-shirt, while carrying flags and signs with religious sayings and photos of Osama bin Laden.90:52.8-1:12.5
by tunisiatalks 8,970 views
تظاهر تونسيون أمام السفارة الأمريكية بالبحيرة إحتجاجاً على بث الفيلم المسيء للرسول عليه الصلاة والسلام...رافعين شعاراتٍ و لافتاتٍ و مهللين بأصوات التكبير، حيت تمت إقامة الصلاة في الطرف المقابل من السفارة كما قام ثلةٌ بإحراق علم الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية .
Morocco, Sept 12 - Protests spread to Morocco the day after they ignited in Egypt and Libya; this one is in Casablanca.100:02.3-0:17.3
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Libya, Sept 13: A citizen group made this video, which features Libyan citizens speaking against violence and terrorism.11
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This is a single statement by diverse number and slice of Libyan society. Condemning the violence that was conducted against the US Embassy in Benghazi Libya, killing innocent people along with Ambassador Chris Stevens.
شرائح مختلفه من الشعب الليبي تعبر عن نبذها للتطرف وتشويه صورة الاسلام على ايادي الخارجين عن القانون. بكلمة واحدة معبرة.
انا ضد ليبي
مقتل السفير الامريكي كريس ستيفنز
USA, Sept 13 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks out in support of religion and freedom of expression, and against the video and violence121:45.1-2:37.0
by U.S. Department of State 15,093 views
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton comments on violence in Libya, Egypt and Yemen during her remarks at the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on September 13, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]
Yemen, Sept 13: The crowd cheers as a man replaces the American flag above the embassy with an Islamic banner, in protest of the anti-Islamic film