facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Al-Qaida urges attacks on U.S. diplomats

Sept. 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM   |   Comments

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Yemeni branch of al-Qaida Saturday implored Muslims living in the West to attack American diplomats.

"They can harm and hit the enemy much easier than we can," the Italian news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italia quoted the al-Qaida organization in Yemen as saying.

Al-Qaida's call for a "crusade" against American diplomats was in reaction to a crude, low-budget film produced in the United States that made a mockery of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

"Whoever meets American ambassadors or envoys, should follow the example of the Libyans who killed the American ambassador," the terrorist organization said. "The film published in America smears our prophet Muhammad, peace be with him, and is part of a never ending crusade against Islam."

Violent protests have broken out in numerous Muslim countries since an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
China questions Americanism in SATs
2
Dairy Queen hit by Backoff malware breach
3
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop
4
St. Paul police arrest a black man for sitting on a bench waiting for his children
5
Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli airstrikes on schools and hospitals
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback