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The Anti-Islam-Film Riots

The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : First Reactions
A burnt car at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi after an attack on Sept. 11: The State Department has revealed that the violence wasn't sparked by protests against an anti-Islam film after all.

Revealed: The Benghazi attack wasn't preceded by protests

Ahead of a House hearing on the attack that killed a U.S. ambassador, the State Department contradicts accounts given by others in the Obama administration

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: In defense of CNN

The most trusted name in news is getting pilloried for publishing details from the late Ambassador Stevens' journal. Critics ought to leave CNN alone

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Instant Guide
Christopher Stevens in Tripoli on Sept. 12: The late ambassador's personal journal was left on the floor of the consulate compound in Benghazi where he was fatally wounded.

Was CNN wrong to mine the late Chris Stevens' journal?

The news channel returns the late Libya ambassador's personal writing to his relatives, but not before it checks out some newsworthy details — and reports them

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Opinion Brief
The president should simply ignore the "awful YouTube film," says Marc Lynch at Foreign Policy.

Should Obama trash-talk Innocence of Muslims at the U.N.?

The White House says Obama will "reject the views in this video" when he speaks to world leaders this week, instead of just outright ignoring the YouTube film

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Forecast
An armored tank sits outside the official residence of the French ambassador to Lebanon in Beirut after a French magazine published offensive caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

France's Muhammad cartoons: Will they divert anger away from the U.S.?

America has faced rioting outside its embassies over an anti-Islam film. But now that a Parisian magazine is ridiculing the Muslim prophet, France may be next

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Slideshow
Anti-American protests around the world: A visual history

Anti-American protests around the world: A visual history

The U.S. has a history of rather aggressive foreign policy that is sometimes perceived as jingoistic meddling — and those in other countries have expressed their ire

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Timeline
A Muslim holds a sign while protesting in front of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok: Demonstrations against the Innocence of Muslims have spread to at least 20 countries.

The anti-Islam-film riots: A timeline

The violent protests against the ultra-inflammatory Innocence of Muslims video seem to have sprung out of nowhere. But in truth, they didn't

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : By the numbers
Supporters of the Islamic political movement Hizb ut-Tahrir are seen protesting outside the U.S. Embassy in London, Sept. 16.

The worldwide protests against anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims: By the numbers

An incendiary U.S.-made film smearing the Prophet Muhammad has sparked outrage in at least 20 countries from Libya to Australia, triggering deaths and dozens of arrests

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Analysis
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the presumed creator of the offending film Innocence of Muslims, is escorted from his home by Los Angeles officers on Sept. 15.

Why some U.S. conservatives are siding with an anti-Islam filmmaker: 5 theories

Crowds of Muslims worldwide continue to protest a U.S. film denounced by both Obama and Romney. So why is the auteur becoming a cause célèbre on the Right?

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Opinion Brief
A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally in Benghazi condemning the killers of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and the attack on the U.S. Consulate.

Do Libyans want us to stay or go?

After Islamist militants killed American diplomats, the U.S. is pulling out of its Tripoli embassy. But Libyan leaders and others are begging Americans not to abandon them

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Burning Question
A screengrab from the violence-inciting trailer of Innocence of Muslims: The U.S. government says the movie was made by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a Los Angeles-area Egyptian Coptic Christian with a rap sheet.

Mideast riots: Who's behind the anti-Islam video?

Intrepid reporters and federal investigators seem to have found the man behind Innocence of Muslims — and he's almost as mysterious as his bigoted film

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Fact Sheet
Chris Stevens, the late U.S. ambassador to Libya, smiles at his home in Tripoli on June 28: Ever since his days in the Peace Corp three decades ago, Stevens wanted to be an ambassador.

The quietly heroic life of Ambassador Chris Stevens

Friends and colleagues mourn the loss of a longtime diplomat who bravely and selflessly put himself in harm's way

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Opinion Brief
Egyptians replace the American flag with a black Islamic flag at the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

Fallout in Libya: Has the Arab Spring turned against us?

After the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, the role of the West in building Arab democracies becomes even more problematic

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Controversy
The "filmmakers" behind the Innocence of Muslims trailer "lied to get a bunch of struggling actors onscreen, made up a new script, then put some scenes on the internet," says Slate's Dave Weigel.

Does the movie that provoked the Libyan slayings even exist?

An offensive trailer for the film fueled deadly riots in Egypt and Libya. But according to enterprising reporters, the claim that an entire film exists may be a lie

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : Instant Guide
The Innocence of Muslims, which portrays Muslims as immoral and violent, is characterized by shoddy production and terrible acting.

The obscure anti-Islam film that sparked Egyptian and Libyan riots: A guide

How did a low-budget, amateurish piece of agitprop set off deadly riots against American citizens in the Middle East?

 
The Anti-Islam-Film Riots : The List
Christopher Stevens in April 2011: The late U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed along with three other Americans when the American Consulate in Benghazi was attacked by Islamists on Sept. 11, 2012.

The slaying of the U.S. ambassador in Libya: 5 talking points

After attacks by mobs furious over an amateurish anti-Islam video, the Obama administration is shaken by the first killing of the head of a U.S. embassy in decades

 
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