Behind The Protests In Libya And Pakistan

Behind The Protests In Libya And Pakistan

Protests in Libya and Pakistan are prompting calls to reign in militias and retaliate for an anti-Muslim video. Kojo explores reaction to the death of a U.S. ambassador and the bounty on the head of an American filmmaker.

Protests in Libya sparked an order to disband the country's rogue militias, one of which may be linked to the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. And protests in Pakistan over an anti-Islamic video led to a bounty on the head of the American filmmaker. With the Libyan and Pakistani presidents both in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the world is watching their moves to diffuse tensions at home.


Arif Rafiq

Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute; Columnist for The Express Tribune in Pakistan

Frederic Wehrey

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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