WARSAW (AFP) – Al-Qaeda may have played a role in the killing of four Americans in an attack on a US consulate in Libya, including the US ambassador, Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski said Wednesday.
“It’s possible that what happened is tied to worrying developments in eastern Libya and probably also in Egypt where we see extremist activities by Al-Qaeda playing on peoples’ emotions,” Komorowski told reporters, citing an intelligence report by Poland’s interior ministry.
Washington’s envoy to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed when a mob outraged over a low-budget American-made Internet video mocking Islam stormed the US consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.
“While we support the Arab Spring, this development is a cause for concern,” the Polish leader said. “We’re worried about seeing a resurgence of political elements thinking in terms of Islamic fundamentalism or radical political or military methods.”