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September 14, 2010

Canada: Ottawa Citizen

Understanding what happened in Benghazi is important and further details will certainly begin to emerge in the next few days. What needs to be recognized, however, is that the presence of groups like Ansar al-Sharia is a symptom of a larger problem with roots in last year’s rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi. Ottawa Citizen

South Africa: Daily Maverick

While the analysts’ judgment remained inconclusive, sources said there were indications an organised group was either waiting for a chance to make opportunistic use of protests over the video or might have ginned up the protest to provide protective cover for a preplanned attack. Maverick

Egypt: Al-Ahram Online

Gamal Nkrumah

The film and the protests raging across the Arab world are ominous signs of a growing gap between the West and the Muslim world in terms of cultural values. Ahram On-Line

Kuwait: Kuwait Times

Badrya Darwish

After 9/11, the US has new laws. Let’s see the American government use those against non-Muslims too. The silence of the Arab and Muslim governments is amazing. It reminds me of the silence of the lambs. Kuwait Times

Bangaladesh: The New Nation

Unfortunately some Islamist groups take advantage of such provocationsand encouragement and resort to terrorism. But the general belief among theMuslims is that true Muslims cannot behave so intolerantly as terrorists. Itcannot be denied that such Islamist extremists are killing Muslims anddestroying mosques. So doubt exists, to speak generally, whether they arereally working for the good image of Islam or in the interest of Islam? The New Nation

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