The death of Amb. Christopher Stevens is a blow to those Libyans who worked closely with the US diplomat before and after the 2011 revolution. Marco Werman speaks with Alaeddin Muntasser, who had known Stevens for five years.
Ambassador Chris Stevens was known as an exceptional diplomat who valued contact with regular people. Many who worked with him years ago were shocked to learn that Stevens was killed in Benghazi last week. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.
In Libya, since the killing of Chris Stevens in early September, demonstrations and vigils have protested against violence. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Alaeddin Muntasser, a friend of ambassador Stevens about the turn of events.
While it was first believed that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was then result of protests over a seemingly anti-Muslim video, U.S. officials now believe an al-Qaeda backed group orchestrated and planned the entire thing. U.S. officials have vowed justice for the four Americans killed.
Chris Stevens was not just known and liked in Libya, but in fact all across the Middle East. And with him gone now, killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, American efforts in the region will be hampered.
A French magazine ignited a storm of controversy on Wednesday when it published a series of cartoons that lampoon and mock the Islamic Prophet Mohammad. The publication comes just days after a video produced in the United States, also deemed offensive to Muslims, set off days of protests across the Middle East and Africa.