» 09/12/2012, 00.00
VATICAN - LEBANON
Vatican slams anti-Muslim provocations, cites pope's positive example in Lebanon
The head of the Vatican Press Office condemns the "unjustified offense and provocations against the sensibilities" of Muslims caused by a movie mocking Muhammad. Such actions "nourish tension and hatred, unleashing unacceptable violence." In Lebanon, Benedict XVI wants to build coexistence among believers. A meeting in Beirut's Museum Square is held to welcome the pope.
12/09/2012 LIBYA - UNITED STATES
US ambassador killed in Benghazi attack
Three staffers are also killed. Bodies have been flown to Tripoli before leaving for a US military base in Germany and then stateside. Suffocation was the cause of death. An Islamic group claimed responsibility for the attack.
13/09/2012 LEBANON - VATICAN
Patriarch Rai: pope calling for peace in Syria, anti-Islam movie offends everyone
For the head of the Maronite Church, Benedict XVI comes as a witness of peace in the Middle East, demanding governments, interested parties and mercenaries to stop buying and using weapons. Together, Christians and Muslims can build for a real Arab Spring. The movie that denigrates Muhammad is an insult to all religions. It is unclear who the director and producer are.
22/09/2012 LIBYA - ISLAM
Young Libyans attack Salafi militants base
The people, tired of the violence and armed gangs, burned the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, the group suspected of killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The population refuses to accept the militia oppression or imposition of a fundamentalist Islam.
Benghazi in revolt against Islamists following deadly attack
The attack targeted a hospital and destroyed several buildings: death toll continues to rise. It is the first act of violence against civilian targets after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Thousands take to the streets to demand an end to the government and the expulsion of the Islamist militias. The Pentagon sends 500 marines to the NATO base in Sigonella (Sicily, Italy).
Libya, Msgr. Martinelli: the Coptic Orthodox and all Christians are not a target of extremists
For the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli the attack against the church of St. George in Dafniya is the result of social unrest sweeping the country. The Coptic community celebrates Christmas without any more threats.
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