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ISLAMISTS WHO STORMED AMERICAN EMBASSY IN LIBYA GET TASTE OF EXACTLY THEIR OWN MEDICINE
September 22 2012
Benghazi, Libya – To watch one side of the narrative the Islamic world has spiraled out of control. Riots have erupted in almost every country with a Muslim majority, primarily around American embassies, and all because of a little film than no one would have paid attention to had it not been for the riots.
To extend that conversation, those riots are tied to a larger disease within the Muslim community and a general hatred for the United States and the West which has really only tried to help these countries. In that narrative, they are ungrateful religious fanatics who really just need to be quelled and quieted once and for all.
That, of course, is the most simplistic line possible. Like all countries, Muslim nations are complex and diverse and have many people of many diverse opinions. While it is true that some are protesting and causing trouble the millions of people in these nations are not rising up in arms to fight the West. In fact, at least in Libya, thousands have come out in support of the West with some even storming the compound of the militia believed responsible for the Libya embassy attack and burning it to the ground, though of course they may only be doing that to draw the Americans back into the country so they can kill even more of them.
“I don't want to see armed men wearing Afghani-style clothes stopping me in the street to give me orders, I only want to see people in uniform,” University student Omar Mohammed told the BBC.
Upwards of 30,000 protestors took to the streets of Benghazi to show support for the United States and more than a few stormed the barracks of the Ansar al-Sharia militia, burning it to the ground.
Most of the militia members ran away like scared little girls because most terrorists really are cowards.
“I have to say that seeing this happening is really heartening. It shows that not everyone in Libya is a dangerous fundamentalist nut bag, or at least not a dangerous fundamentalist nut bag who hates America. That’s an important distinction I think, the hating America thing,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “If people are going to go out and burn down building belonging to the bad guys, well that’s fine, just fine really. As long as they are keeping the flames burning the evil doers we are all going to be in a better place.”
It’s not clear how many of militia members might have been killed or injured but every one of them is believed to be a little confused as to why things didn’t work out for them.
“It has to be distressing for these guys to do this thing, to plan it out like that and to actually carry it out and have success only to have what you thought were your own people turn on you. Clearly they miscalculated the whole thing and are now paying the price,” continued Hander. “Unless of course this is part of their plan, to make the Americans feel like Libya is safe once again so that they come back and then are assaulted once again. It could well be that these new protestors are really just the old protestors in a different form. Heck, they’re basically all the same out there anyways. You just can’t trust them either way.”
Ansar al-Sharia officials could not be reached for comment because they were still running away like cowards.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent