B’nai B’rith International deplores the rocket attack in Benghazi, Libya on the U.S. consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American security staff. Stevens was the main United States representative in Tripoli and served as the envoy to the rebel movement in Libya that overthrew Moammar Gadhafi.
This attack, along with the attack on the U.S. consulate in Cairo, Egypt hours earlier, is unacceptable and should be condemned in the strongest words possible. There is absolutely no justification for these barbaric acts.
Some have cited inflammatory video material as justification for the attack. The video in question is offensive and contrary to the ideals of religious tolerance, but it cannot be used to substantiate such acts of violence.
Stevens honored the United States with his long and devoted service.