People have felt fear, frustration, anger, and even hatred in the wake of the consulate attack in Benghazi. Drowned among the calls for retaliation and demonstrations of anger is a movement to show Americans the sorrow of the Libyans.
The Sorry Project was started by Libyans who wanted to show Americans and the world that they condemn the attacks on the United States Embassy and terrorism. They also wanted to show their deep felt sorrow for the loss of Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Facebook page Libyans against Terrorism has spearheaded this project to contribute to their mission statement.
terrorism is an act of violence that doesnt relate to neither Islam or religion nor humanity in any way , us as Libyans of all ages and categories are trying to demonstrate our contempt towards these outrageous acts and we made this page in honor of the late Chris Stevens may your soul rest in peace and may your legacy go on
الارهاب تصرف عنيف لا يمت لا للأسلام او الاديان او حتي الانسانية بأي صلة , نحن كليبيين من كافة الاعمار و الطبقات نحاول ان نضهر ازدرائنا من هذه الممارسات الدنيئة و قد بدأنا هذه الصفحة عل شرف كريس ايفنز ولندعو ان يرحمك الله و ليستمر ارثك
The Sorry Project
Group demonstrations have been raised in Tripoli and Benghazi with people young and old holding up signs in Arabic and English condemning terrorism, radicalism, and the attacks on the US Embassy. The Sorry Project currently has around 3,000 followers and a nearly viral posting on Buzz Feed, but the efforts of the Libyan people are being drowned in angry messages and calls for attacks. The Media has only nominally picked up the story and have favored the spin on how the attacks will affect the American presidential race.
The attacks on American embassies worldwide are shameful to many Muslims who wish to have peace and feel that an attack was uncalled for on a country that helped them during their call for democracy. Moderate Muslims are trying to yell above the noise to say that extremists do not speak for them. Many are even afraid that retaliation will ensue from all the violence that has happened on September 11, 2012. The Sorry Project is hoping to connect these people with others around the world and help Americans and Libyans to relate on a human level rather than a cultural or religious level.
The Sorry Project
The Libyans also feel great pain over the loss of Chris Stevens who many saw as a friend to their people and wanted to give their sympathies to his family and country.