North Africa

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice: Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was not premeditated

September 16, 2012

“Rice said the FBI is examining the attack, saying their investigation “will tell us with certainty what transpired.””

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Libya’s National Congress: Militants responsible for the attack on the U.S. Consulate have links to al-Qaeda

September 16, 2012

“U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal on Friday that they are investigating indications that a local group of Libyan militants, Ansar al Sharia, held a series of conversations Tuesday with al Qaeda extremists about the assault that day on the consulate.”

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Official: Libyan Government has identified 50 people involved in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya

September 15, 2012

“”Four have been arrested. Some of the others may have escaped via Benghazi airport, maybe to Egypt, but this not confirmed. We have given their names to all of the Libyan border entry points.”"

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Analysis: United States preparing for a “long siege of Arab unrest”

September 15, 2012

“The upheaval over an anti-Islam video has suddenly become Mr. Obama’s most serious foreign policy crisis, and analysts say it is calling into question central tenets of his Middle East policy.”

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U.S. State Department orders non-essential staff to evacuate the U.S. Embassies in Tunisia in Sudan

September 15, 2012

“The U.S. embassies in Tunis and Khartoum were attacked on Friday by protesters infuriated by a widely disseminated anti-Islamic film, made in the United States, that insults the Prophet Mohammad and has provoked a violent reaction across the Muslim world.”

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Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf: Foreigners involved in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya

September 15, 2012

“Magariaf’s interview with NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin was the first time any Libyan official has said foreigners were involved in the planning and execution of the Tuesday night attack that took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others.”

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Israel Foreign Minister: United States ignored signs of the “radicalization” of the Arab World

September 15, 2012

“Senior figures in Jerusalem claimed that Washington was burying its head in the sand and ignoring the increasing radicalization.”

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Sudan rejects U.S. request to send Marines to bolster security at the U.S. Embassy

September 15, 2012

“On Friday, around 5,000 people protested against a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad, storming the German embassy before breaking into the U.S. mission.”

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton warns Arab Spring Nations to protect Foreign Embassies and end the violence — or else

September 15, 2012

“Clinton said such assaults are misguided and fly in the face of the better society many in these countries recently fought for when they overthrew authoritarian rulers.”

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Romney: Obama Administration’s first response to the Cairo Protest demonstrated “sympathy to the attackers”

September 14, 2012

““What I said was exactly the same conclusion the White House reached, which was that the statement was inappropriate. That’s why they backed away from it as well,” Romney told me.”

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Protests continue in Egypt despite the Muslim Brotherhood’s cancellation of rallies

September 14, 2012

“The Muslim Brotherhood cancelled planned rallies across Egypt, opting instead for a smaller demonstration at Cairo’s Tahrir Square.”

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Report: Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula knew the grave consequences his film could cause before releasing it

September 14, 2012

“”You’re going to be the next Theo van Gogh,” Steve Klein, a consultant on the film, told the AP he told Bacile. Van Gogh, the AP explains, was the Dutch filmmaker who was killed after making a movie perceived as insulting to Islam.”

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#DrudgeRetort — Drudge falsely claims that a “Black Flag of al-Qaeda” was raised over the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia

September 14, 2012

To assume there is no difference between the Black Flag of Islam and the “Black Flag of al-Qaeda” is to assume that there is no difference between al-Qaeda and all other Muslims.

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Protesters set the German Embassy in Sudan on fire, luckily after the building was vacated

September 14, 2012

“The German Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan was on fire Friday after protests against the online anti-Islam video, a journalist on the scene, Isma’il Kamal Kushkush, said. No embassy personnel were believed to be inside.”

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U.S. State Department has gone into “full-blown crisis mode”, setting up a 24-hour monitoring team

September 14, 2012

“”We have been monitoring events in the Middle East and North Africa intensively today, and working with our personnel and missions overseas and host governments to strengthen security in all locations and to respond effectively where protests have turned violent,” the official said.”

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