Armed gunmen attack, set fire to US consulate in Libya; Another apology pending? Update: one American killed; Update: four Americans killed

Soon after news broke of a mob in Egypt storming the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tearing down the American flag, reports are emerging that an armed group has set fire to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Danya Bashir, a young entrepreneur who describes herself in her Twitter profile as “the next president of Libya,” says the attack may be linked to a film critical of the prophet Muhammad, which early news reports have cited as a possible trigger of the Egypt attack.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo outraged many by issuing an apology in response to the mob, tweeting, “We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” There has been no response from the consulate in Libya yet.

Egypt-based news site Ahram Online is reporting that the film in question is “Muhammad’s Trial,” which it says was produced by two Coptic Christian Egyptians living in the United States and pastor Terry Jones, who famously threatened to burn a Koran in 2010.

Black flaggers in Libya, too.  on Twitpic

Update: Sky News and other sources are reporting that an American has been killed in the attacks in Libya.

Update: Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were reportedly killed in the attack.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Uh…..I blame Bush?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.byrd.12 Mickey Byrd

    The ambassador in Cairo should know that his failure to act has now cost a life. How many more lives have to be lost before we stop worrying about hurting feelings? We don’t seem to mind hurting the feelings of Netanyahu but we worry about the feelings of terrorist.
    At home we have striking teachers unions… overseas we have two terrorists attacks on our embassies and the loss of one American life.
    I have heard nothing from the most powerful people in the world.

    • Becky Benge-Johnson

      Obama has made it clear that he does not back Israel….As Americans we need to decide who our allies are. Does this ring a bell for anyone: Any nation who stands against Israel shall not stand!

    • Becky Benge-Johnson

      Obama has made it clear that he does not back Israel….As Americans we need to decide who our allies are. Does this ring a bell for anyone: Any nation who stands against Israel shall not stand!

  • Dio Heerai

    Maybe if our lame ass president attended his security briefings he would be aware of these things

    • Sara Alderman

      and miss a round of golf?? Surely you jest (yes thats sarcasm) #AYFKM

  • gator

    This keeps happening, where next. I tell you what its time to find a koran take it down to your local convenience store and piss on it in front najib the clerk.

    • weRbroke

      Nah, they will only CURSE you out. Muslim capitalists in America will just send their money to support the cause on foreign shores.

    • weRbroke

      Nah, they will only CURSE you out. Muslim capitalists in America will just send their money to support the cause on foreign shores.

  • J. Cox

    OK leftist…please tell us again how BHO has made us loved by the world again!

    The fact that we sit back and do nothing further emboldens these guys,and this will continue until they understand we will not stand for this. Unfortunately..it won’t happen anytime soon.

    Ohh..btw..didn’t Obama back these guys?ya,thought so.SMH

    • gator

      Yes, he did. He needs to go now as well as his followers that so dearly love the lying, thieving, cheating bastard. Everytime i hear some obama smitten slave drooling over how much they love him i want to hit them in the head with a hammer. Typical argument, obama said this, oh no he didnt mean it that way and you are just a backwards racist for even questioning anything he says or does. Right, he cant go soon enough. Im tired of his kowtowing and backdoor meetings with foreign slime.

  • Michael Rice

    Bow your head in a a silent prayer during your lunch at a public school and you are threatened with lawsuits and otehr retribution.
    See a film that upsets you and you have basically been granted permission to shoot at people.

    • Becky Benge-Johnson

      This is true when you drink BHO kool-aid!! We cannot disagree with Muslim beliefs, but they can behead us for being Christian?? Set fire to our embassies, kill innocent Americans?? Tolerance, right?? Then we apologize? This country will be ruined if he gets another term…PLZ people, vote him OUT!!

    • Becky Benge-Johnson

      This is true when you drink BHO kool-aid!! We cannot disagree with Muslim beliefs, but they can behead us for being Christian?? Set fire to our embassies, kill innocent Americans?? Tolerance, right?? Then we apologize? This country will be ruined if he gets another term…PLZ people, vote him OUT!!

  • http://twitter.com/BLeFonque Buckshot LeFonque

    What an utter disaster of a presidency…with a lower case p

  • mojo

    Good thing the Muslim religion is so peaceful or we could be in trouble……if we convert them to Christianity would they riot if something was said about Jesus?

    • TomJB

      Of course! Don’t you remember all the murderous riots causing billions in damages after Passion of the Christ came out? Or when Christians burned down those museums in NYC when “Piss Christ” was on exhibition?

      I don’t have the links handy, but Im sure our resident trolls have them bookmarked

    • TomJB

      Of course! Don’t you remember all the murderous riots causing billions in damages after Passion of the Christ came out? Or when Christians burned down those museums in NYC when “Piss Christ” was on exhibition?

      I don’t have the links handy, but Im sure our resident trolls have them bookmarked

  • weRbroke

    Perhaps the October Surprise will be the east coast longshoreman strike? Shutting down ports all down the east coast? Talks are in mediation…
    Obama is backing Rahminal against the CTU…
    Obama won’t meet with Bibi…
    Gays want to get married…
    Climate change just won’t cooperate…
    Chevy Volt is LOSING it’s juice…
    GM owes taxpayers $25 billion…
    Jobs numbers just SUCK…
    Obamacare is sinking the healthcare ship…
    DWS is lying to the Jews…
    Voice Vote to add GOD back into the D platform…
    Fluke, a recent law school grad, is the belle of the DNC ball, whining for free BC.
    Dancing Vaginas…
    MOODY is getting the downgrade ready…
    Foodstamps UP…
    Disability UP…
    $16,000,000,000,000 in debt and adding $3 MILLION every minute…

    • Aestro

      You’re not allowed to say Vagina anymore.

      • weRbroke

        Are you trying to silence women now? #YouMustBeADemocrat

        • Aestro

          I take it you’re unfamiliar with Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum.

          • weRbroke

            I am familiar with the grandstanding.
            I highly doubt that any WOMAN in that room would have appreciated it if any MAN used the word PENIS in such a snarky manner. they would be CLUTCHING THOSE PEARLS…and calling all the dogs.
            Their comments were not for PROFESSIONAL reasons, but to pick a gender fight. Democratic women use their vaginas when it is convenient for them to make a STATEMENT that riles the bases. Frankly, I think LESS of them for playing this one in session.
            Brown — ” “Finally Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.'”
            the statement from the Republicans speaks volumes, as does the actual discussions that day. “The Democrats will continue to use this issue as a distraction because they want to talk about everything except our record of accomplishments in reforming Michigan and the fact that they have opposed those accomplishments at every turn,” Adler said. “We’re focused on moving Michigan forward, and the House Democrats are welcome to join us whenever they are ready.”

    • nc

      What’s your point? Don’t you know that Romney is a rich, out of touch guy?

      • weRbroke

        I’d rather have a rich guy running this nation than a community agitator in an empty suit.

    • nc

      What’s your point? Don’t you know that Romney is a rich, out of touch guy?

  • allenbarr

    Use all the stockpile of napalm on those creatures from Lybia.

  • BeeKaaay

    Quick! We need more apologies! /sarc