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  •  The day after the attacks, (11+ / 0-)

    a spokesman for Ansar al-Sharia indicated that the attack was in response to the film:

    At a news conference the day after the ambassador and three other Americans were killed, a spokesman for Ansar al-Shariah praised the attack as the proper response to such an insult to Islam. “We are saluting our people for this zeal in protecting their religion, to grant victory to the prophet,” the spokesman said. “The response has to be firm.”

    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    by NMDad on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:53:29 AM PDT

    •  This is from the same NYT article: (10+ / 0-)
      The fighters said at the time that they were moved to act because of the video, which had first gained attention across the region after a protest in Egypt that day. The assailants approvingly recalled a 2006 assault by local Islamists that had destroyed an Italian diplomatic mission in Benghazi over a perceived insult to the prophet. In June the group staged a similar attack against the Tunisian Consulate over a different film, according to the Congressional testimony of the American security chief at the time, Eric A. Nordstrom.

      Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

      by NMDad on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:59:53 AM PDT

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