Since Tuesday’s 9/11 anniversary, American diplomatic offices in the Middle East have been under siege from Islamists angered by a YouTube clip allegedly criticizing Mohammed.
In Benghazi, protesters raped and murdered America’s ambassador to Libya, then killed three of his employees, then burned down the consulate entirely.
In Cairo, Egyptian protesters destroyed the American flag and raised Al Qaeda’s flag over the city’s U.S. embassy. Protesters chanted that there were “still a billion Osamas” just one week after the Democratic National Convention repeatedly boasted of President Obama’s decision to kill the former Al Qaeda leader. Marines defending the embassy were allegedly denied the use of live ammunition.
These attacks have spread to countries such as Tunisia, Morocco, and Yemen, where protesters are destroying American flags and buildings in the name of Islam.