Al-Qaida Calls for More Attacks on Embassies

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CAIRO (AP) - Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is praising the killing of the U.S. ambassador in Libya and called for more attacks to expel American embassies from Muslim nations.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula says the killing this week of Ambassador Chris Stevens was "the best example" for those attacking embassies.

It says protesters' aim should be to "expel the embassies of America from the lands of the Muslims" and called on protests to continue in Muslim nations "to set the fires blazing at these embassies."

A statement posted Saturday on Islamic militant websites suggested al-Qaida was trying to co-opt the wave of angry protests in the Muslim world over a film produced in the United States denigrating the Prophet Muhammad. It said Tuesday's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was motivated in part by the killing in a U.S. drone strike earlier this year of a Libyan who had been al-Qaida's second-in-command.

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