This image made from television shows scorch marks around a doorway at the Italian consulate, in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Libyans protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate in Benghazi on Friday and clashed with police in turmoil that left at least nine people dead, an Italian diplomat said.
ASSociated Press: Libya Suspends Official After Deadly Riots
Libya suspended its interior minister Saturday, citing an “excessive use of force” in riots the day before that left at least 10 people dead in the bloodiest protest yet against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons roiling the Muslim world.
The controversy claimed another political casualty in Italy as Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli offered his resignation after wearing a T-shirt featuring the drawings, a provocative move blamed for Friday’s protests at the Italian consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, in which at least 10 people were killed.
And, so, Libya is suspending the official who helped restore law and order after rioters attempted to burn a foreign embassy?
This image made from television shows a police officer in front of a burning vehicle near the Italian consulate, in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Libyans protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate in Benghazi on Friday and clashed with police in turmoil that left at least nine people dead, an Italian diplomat said.
More on the suspension:
Libya’s parliamentary secretariat announced the suspension of Interior Minister Nasr al-Mabrouk and said all those involved in Friday’s riots “and the officials responsible for them” should be referred to investigations and to the courts.
“We condemn the excessive use of force and the inappropriate way that went beyond the limits of carrying out the duties of the police,” the secretariat said in a statement.
It also declared Sunday a day of mourning for
You mean the dumbass demonstrators that attempted to torch the Italian embassy and who rioted over an Italian politican wearing a Muhammad Caricature T-shirt?
Really – how deadly ridiculous can you be?
How do you spell FANATICAL MORON?
More on the Muhammad Caricature T-Shirt FLAP:
The riot appeared to be a reaction to Calderoli’s decision to wear a T-shirt printed with the cartoons. His declaration that he would do so was widely published in Libya.
Calderoli, a member of the anti-immigrant Northern League Party, wore the T-shirt beneath a suit on Friday and showed it off during an appearance on television. Hours later, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi asked for his resignation.
Calderoli said Saturday he had agreed to offer his resignation to stop “the shameful exploitation which in these hours has been directed against me,” the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
There was no demonstration outside the Italian Embassy in Tripoli, a possible indication of greater state control in the capital. Politics is tightly controlled in Libya â€” a former Italian colony â€” and open dissent is rare.
This is unbelievable and orchestrated.
Libya and Pakistan need to “crack down” on the Mullah’s who are instigating and ordering people to die.
World events spinning out of control because of cartoons…….
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