First, I would like to congratulate you and the staff at the “Libya Herald,” for such an insightful paper.
I am . . .[restrict]a 35-year-old male from the State of Nebraska, United States of America. Ever since the No Fly zone was put into effect in 2011, I have followed your country, Libya.
I am saddened about our Ambassador and our three other Americans being brutally murdered in Libya. I know how important our Ambassador viewed Libya and how sacred Libyans became to him and to America.
I am appalled at the video which insulted Islam and that offended the entire Middle East. For a country to become a total stable and free country, one must accept all positive things possible and human. I value freedom of religion. As a Christian, this freedom does not mean I care any less for Muslims, Mormons, or any other religions. But, we must be tolerable to all persons’ beliefs. With freedom of religion comes freedom of speech. We cannot always censor someone’s negativity or hate. If a country views this man’s freedom of speech as representing all America, then we must view the attack against our four Americans, as representing all of Libya. And we know that is not fair and we all know that is not true.
I want to think our Ambassador and his staff were brutally murdered by terrorists, as the entire world remembered the acts on America soil back in 9/11/2001. I want to believe it was terrorism, not what Libya will become.
I follow your paper. I follow the Libyan people. I have seen thousands of pictures of Libyans protesting against the terrorists whom killed our Americans. I have read the signs Libyans have held in their hands stating, “This is not how we treat those who helped us…”
America has always led the way to democracy and freedom for countries. We have spent trillions upon trillions of dollars in the Middle East. It is not because we want to force some religion on the entire world, but because we see how people in that region want democracy. We seen how terrorists were brutally killing their own people alongside the dictators of hate and greed.
As we are seeing in Syria, we seen how a dictator will wipe out his entire nation before being challenged or before he allows his own people the precious experience of democracy or independence.
I have come across a very important Facebook page, “The Sorry Project.” This page has touched my heart and has touched the souls of millions of Americans. It is a page that shows how hurt Libyans are by our Americans being murdered.
I have no doubt Libyans are disgusted and disappointed that their friend, our Ambassador, and his staff were brutally murdered. I have no doubt that Libyans are not those terrorists and that the Libyans want an ally in America.
At times, sadly, terrorism can prevail and kill a lot of people. But, terrorism never wins. America never gives up and we don’t give in. Americans find terrorists and we bring them to justice.
I hope, and I can sense, that the relationship between America and Libya WILL prevail. We will become two countries that can become the best of friends and the best of Allies. We will do this because our strength, understanding, and acceptance of one another’s country will be understood.
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
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