Libyans use social media to apologize to Americans
As the violence continues in the Middle East, some Libyans expressed their solidarity with Americans on Facebook yesterday. We're taking a closer look at this interesting story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
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Images posted to Libya Alhurra Livestream Facebook page displayed many Libyans holding peaceful protests decrying the Benghazi attacks. Libyans in Tripoli and Benghazi are holding demonstrations condemning any violence and mourning U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
The community responds to Libyans using social media to express their sympathies:
thedirtman: "Facebook's and Twitter's greatest assets are that it provides common people a chance to share these feelings. While commoners on online media are sharing successes and regrets among people, the media (ours and theirs) are spreading messages in various languages that pander to people with violent inclinations."
circlesquared: "People communicating without hate...what a beautiful thing, thank you for this perspective."
Earl_Dixon: "These are common folk, trying to send us common folk a MSG, Unfortunately fear and hate, come with a large segment of blindness and hearing loss."
Hardytoo: "I think this better reflects the sentiments of the majority."
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- House Republicans consider cutting funds to Libya and Egypt
- Why the US must stay the course with Libya and Egypt
- What Mitt Romney’s Libya statements show about his worldview
- Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah gets serious about Libya and Romney
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