Al-Qaida praises Libya attack on Americans

Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen praised the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya as a "great event" Saturday, and urged followers to kill other American diplomats across the Muslim world.

Demonstrators chanted "Obama, Obama, we love Osama" and waved signs declaring, "Behead all those who insult the Prophet."

 Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group's Yemen branch is known, sought to ride the wave of anger in the Arab street with its web posting that urged Muslims to step up their demonstrations and violence.
 The group said the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on Tuesday by a mob that stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and set it on fire was the "best example" for Muslims in other nations to follow.
 "What has happened is a great event, and these efforts should come together in one goal, which is to expel the embassies of America from the lands of the Muslims," the web statement said.
 The group urged protesters in Muslim nations "to set the fires blazing at these embassies."
 Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula consists mostly of militants from Yemen and Saudi Arabia and is regarded by the United States as the most dangerous arm of the network founded by Osama bin Laden.
 Muslims have blamed the U.S. government for the film -- even though Washington has condemned the movie and explicitly denounced insults to any religion

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