Michigan Senator Carl Levin is condemning yesterday’s attacks against American diplomatic outposts in Libya and Egypt.
The attacks killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.
The outposts were attacked by Libyans and Egyptians upset with a video ridiculing the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The video was produced by an Israeli filmmaker living in California.
Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any fashion.
Senator Levin blames religious fanatics for the attack…
“It’s a very vicious kind of extreme religious fanaticism which we’re seeing reflected here. And we’ve got to condemn, and have condemned, and the President’s condemned and the Secretary of State’s condemned this activity in the strongest possible way.”
Levin said the Libyan government has strongly condemned the attacks as well, and he acknowledged that country’s work to crack down on religious extremists.
He also warned that if Egypt does not condemn the attacks in equally strong terms, it could lead to a breakdown of that country’s relationship with the United States.