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Libyan-Americans in Colorado condemn deadly attack on U.S. Consulate

DENVER — Libyan Americans across Colorado are speaking out and condemning the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that left four people dead late Tuesday.

“He was very charming and he shook everyone’s hands…he took photos,” said CU Denver student Mouath Baesho, a Libyan American and acquaintance of the slain ambassador.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Government announced the investigation into the incident remains ongoing and that officials are looking into the possibility an outside terror group, like Al Qaeda, may be involved.

“”These people want the attention to yet again be on Libya and say who is in control and this a chaotic country…Islamists want to be in control and this is clear from what happened last night,” said Nabil Echchaibi, a religious expert and professor with CU-Boulder`s Center for Media, Religion and Culture.

The American Muslim community is also expressing outrage over the attack and calling for calm.