More benign Benghazis
After Libyan mobs brutally and shamefully killed the US Ambassador, counter-mobs are now mobbing the original mob. Which is kinda, well it feels somehow positive, but you should never project too much reason on mobs.
In a show of mass frustration at the armed groups, protesters seized control of several militia headquarters on Friday night and handed them over to Libya’s national army in what appeared to be a coordinated sweep. They also stormed the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, a hard-line Islamist militia that has been linked to the attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi that killed the ambassador and three other Americans. (NYTimes
While they seem not murderous still a mob I guess. But it’s cheering that there are Libyans against crazy division. That anti-Islamic movie is very offensive and disgusting, but not worth killing people over. Or even making such a huge fuss over, which is what the man producing the inflammatory video wanted, note to the Sri Lankan Muslims protesting outside the US Embassy.
However, I do get that the US is casually and publicly racist towards Muslims, the Republican party especially. That is kinda worth protesting over. But protesting over a video which was designed to make Muslims look crazy just makes Muslims look crazy. And none of this is worth killing people over, at all.