(Vatican Radio) - U.S. President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the killing of
J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya. Mr. Stevens was killed
in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate, fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. Regional
correspondent Nathan Morley reports:
Obama called the attack "outrageous," and confirmed that three other Americans were
killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
that an "angry crowd" marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, to vent their fury about
an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims.
of Libya's ruling party Mohammed Al Megaryef has condemned the consulate and sent
condolences to the family of those killed.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Hooper, with
the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says the mob which have attacked the consulate
are just giving more publicity to the person they feel insulted the Prophet Muhammad.
not Muslims in general", he said. "It's a tiny minority of Muslims who are reacting
in the wrong way to intentional provocation."
The United States was taking
added security measures to protect its citizens worldwide after Tuesday's attacks.