US Embassy Attacks in Libya and Egypt on 9/11’s 11th Anniversary

In case you missed the news report in between the sports updates and local weather, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, 2 American embassies were stormed.  The attack in Libya resulted in the deaths of at least 4 people, including the American Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stephens, and the Foreign Service Information Management Officer, Sean Smith.  Here is an interesting read about the reaction to these events by the US Embassy in Egypt and the American leadership.  I am not often in the habit of quoting Hillary Clinton but I have to agree wholeheartedly with her statement, “There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. ”  I think it’s rather interesting to note the lack of condemnation for these attacks.  Here is another report on this from CNN.  Even the liberal publication, the Huffington Post, is in on the reporting, posting just hours ago about 7 embassies in the Middle East warning of possible attacks.  There is no such warning on the website of the Embassy of the United States in Muscat but there is a contact number for  “emergencies involving American citizens” ((968) 2464-3400)

Muscat Daily covered the attack in Egypt on the front cover today as well as a larger report on a bombing in Yemen that resulted in the deaths of 13 but failed to mention the embassy attack in Libya and murders there.  Times of Oman had on their front page a report on “Jobless Youth net fish to get riches“…The last time I checked, an attack on another country’s embassy is considered an attack on their very soil and should be regarded as one of the most uncivilized things to do in diplomatic relations.  Such attacks often occur as the country in which these attacks occur withdraws security from such locations in collusion or at least in agreement with such attacks.  Here is a list of attacks on modern diplomatic missions that have occurred over the past 183 years – a hall of shame if you will.  Local blogger, Mimi, also known as “Shy Rebellious Arab Girl”, has written about the recent attacks and her thoughts on them here.  In her post, I really appreciated the video she inserted on “Remembering Ambassador Chris Stevens”.

Here’s a fascinating article from that looks into the latest violence in an article titled, “The Mocking of Muhammad and the Condemning of Christ“.


6 responses to “US Embassy Attacks in Libya and Egypt on 9/11’s 11th Anniversary

  1. According to Sunna, the prophet Mohammed killed those who insulted him, but the US Ambassador didn’t insult him!

    • am sorry to tell u that u r mistaken mimi,, coz if u remember correctly u r not supposed to give punishments but wait for Allah to punish them,, re-read ur sources first before you speak,,, and personally i believe all those that feel insulted and must take revenge are idiots who think it should be them that protect the prophet’s name using violence when instead they should become the bigger person and try to understand that this person just wishes to become famous and it does not matter to him what he does to be famous

  2. Just received this email:

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Muscat, Oman
    September 13, 2012

    Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens
    Security situation in Oman

    Demonstrations have begun in front of the U.S. Embassy in Muscat. It is possible that the demonstrations could grow in size. U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the area of the Embassy. There may also be additional protests in the coming days. In light of recent attacks against U.S. missions in Cairo, Benghazi, and Sanaa, U.S. Embassy Muscat is carefully monitoring the current security situation in Muscat and throughout the country.

    We remind U.S. Citizens to avoid areas where demonstrations are occurring, and recommend that you avoid the Embassy area. Even protests that are intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. As always, please be aware of your surroundings and monitor local media.

    • His majesty sultan taboos was like a brother to my uncle wh died at themilitary acadamy at sandhurst my uncle Hassan lays became the Somali ambassador and and sultan wahoos as my uncle told me always helped hi maanshallah I wish I could meet his highness sultan taboos in Oman my Arabic quite good he is a great man I would love to meet him…..salaam from Fatima my email Goodluck

    • Thanks, Cathy. I think it’s a real shame that people seem more offended about being offended than the loss of human life!

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