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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Amendment 1, Constitution of United States of America
The White House confirmed today that, in a “senseless [and] outrageous” act in the words of the President of the United States Barack Obama, United States Ambassador to Libya Mr J. Christopher Stevens and 3 American staff members were killed in a mob riot at the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 night.
It is our educated and informed concern at One World that a few elements in the United States and in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) may be provoking a US military response in the region to ultimately confront Iran or for Iran to confront the United States in the region(both of which we strongly oppose) by attacking US facilities and personnel physically. It could be extremist elements such as Al Qaeda or its loose-coupled affiliates taking advantage of the Sam Becile film release on You Tube and/or other loosely-coupled militia groups with or without the support of their governments to detract the United States from executing its evolving defense posture.
First, a violent and lethal attack on a US Consulate abroad is an act of war against the United States. United States should expect Libyan Leader Mr Mohammed el-Magarief, despite his apologies, to restore law and order in an expedited manner to ensure the situation does not result in a declaration of war by the United States against Libya.
Second, US consulates and embassies worldwide are US territories and US law applies as it does on US soil. The protestors had violated Amendment 1 of the US Constitution by assembling in a violent manner. Libya in future is urged to follow the example of Egypt set by President Mohammed Morsi to “[commit] to protect foreign embassies, diplomats and employees” and to follow legal norms in seeking redressal for any grievances about religious insults emanating from the United States.
@nato should continue to support Mr Mohammed Magarief of Libya in restoring law and order to bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to justice in Libya.
It is our position at One World to respect Islam and Sharia as practised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) including Masdar City, Qatar, and the Islamic Republic of Iran in the evolution of the Middle East, North Africa and other de jure Islamic countries of the world toward Ummah.