Thursday, 13 September 2012

Pambazuka - Libyan humiliation a driving force for anti-Americanism

Pambazuka - Libyan humiliation a driving force for anti-Americanism

Al-Nass (The People) and other television channels of ‘Satellite Salafism’ broadcast news of a year-old mediocre film trailer about the life of the Prophet Mohammad, made by an Israeli-Californian and championed by a Florida-based Christian pastor. Across the waters, radicals spurred each other on. The reactions in Cairo and Benghazi were swift. Crowds formed in front of the US embassy in Egypt and the US consulate in Libya, storming them and, in Benghazi, a rocket-fired grenade – it seems – killed four US officials, including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens....
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