Libya attacks: ‘Punish anti-Islam filmmaker`
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh condemned the mob attack that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans on Tuesday night.
New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday condemned the mob attack that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans on Tuesday night.
The mob attack on Tuesday is presumed to have been a spontaneous act triggered by outrage over a movie called "Innocence of Muslims" that mocked Islam`s Prophet Muhammad that was produced in the US and excerpted on YouTube. The amateurish video also drew protests in Cairo, where angry ultraconservatives climbed the US embassy`s walls, tore down an American flag and replaced it with an Islamic banner.
Asserting that no one has the right to hurt the sentiments of any religious group, Digvijay Singh tweeted that the person who made film denigrating the Prophet must be punished too.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama vowed in a Rose Garden address that the US would "work with the Libyan government to bring to justice" those who killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, information manager Sean Smith and two other Americans who were not identified. Three other Americans were wounded.
Stevens was the first US ambassador killed in the line of duty in 30 years.