Anti-American Violence, Policy Challenges in the Presidential Race
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US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed by an armed mob in Libya. Today, protests continue at US outposts elsewhere in the Muslim world. We talk with reporters, diplomats, pollsters and others about anti-Americanism -- its roots and its consequences. Also, the latest on the producer of the film, Innocence of Muslims.
Banner image: Protesters break the windows of the US embassy in Sana'a September 13, 2012. Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
Protecting Diplomats in the Face of Protests ()
The US embassy in Sana' s, the capital of Yemen, is described as an armed fortress inside a protected zone. George Washington University professor P.J. Crowley is a former Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.
Violence against America in the Muslim World ()
US Marines have arrived in Libya and FBI agents are on their way in the aftermath of the armed attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Libya has arrested four people and says others are under surveillance, but why did the attack occur where the US is popular for liberating the country? In the meantime, protesters are outside embassies in Cairo and Yemen's capital, Sana'a, and there's growing concern about protecting American personnel. We hear that anti-American anger goes well beyond spontaneous outrage over a crude and blasphemous film.
- David Kirkpatrick: New York Times, @kirkpatricknyt
- Nicholas Burns: Harvard Kennedy School of Government, @BelferCenter
- Mohamed Younis: Gallup Polls
- Ronald Bruce St. John: political scientist and author
The Mystery Behind the Anti-Muslim Video ()
The film that's caused so much trouble around the world is crudely produced and full of blasphemy hateful to Muslims. At first, the producer of Innocence of Muslims described himself as an Israeli-American citizen who raised money from wealthy Jews. Now it turns out he's somebody very different. Laura Rozen reports from Washington for Al-Monitor.com.
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