Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Aujali believes that rioting anti-American Muslims across the world think the U.S. government is behind an anti-Islam film that’s sparking outrage, he told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren on Thursday. In fact, he shared his personal belief that those behind the film are “terrorists like anybody else.”
Van Susteren asked Aujali to clarify after he laid blame for the protests on the controversial film. When she asked if people understood that the American government was not behind the video, he couldn’t deny it.
“It is very difficult to distinguish in the Middle East now, because of the different system we have, that when anything comes from the country they believe that the government is responsible for that,” he said.
He then quickly moved to label those behind the movie “terrorists.”
“I believe now that Terry Jones and his colleague, the one responsible for this move, are terrorists like anybody else because they are responsible for what happened in Benghazi”
Aujali made those comments despite saying earlier that the attacks on U.S. embassies were carried out by a “very small” group of “stupid people.”
You can watch the candid remarks below starting at about 2:30: