The Yemeni American Public Affairs Council (YAPAC) strongly condemns the attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Yemen, Egypt and the consulate in Libya, which resulted in the loss of innocent life.
While we do not condone the fictitious and spiteful film that was made against the Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) devoted Muslims should not get provoked by this hateful film and turn to violence to opine in the matter. We call upon all religious leaders to do their part by standing against these senseless acts and explaining to the Muslim public that this film is hateful BUT is the work of individuals and is NOT supported or condoned by the people of the United States or our government.
YAPAC also calls on Yemeni president, Mr. Abdu Rabu Hadi, to investigate the suddenly lax security situation around our embassy in Sana’a and hold those responsible for storming the embassy and those who may have collaborated or didn’t do their job in protecting the embassy.
Furthermore, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the United States diplomats that were killed in Libya and wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
We call on our U.S. government to ensure that adequate security measures are reviewed and put in place in all of our Embassies abroad to ensure the safety of our diplomats and staff. We also call on our moderate, loving and peaceful brothers and sisters in Islam, especially the religious, political and national leaders, around the world to not only use peaceful measures in voicing their opinions, but to condemn and make their voices louder than those who wrongly speak on behalf of our religion and nationalities by way of violence.
In addition, we call on the foreign governments hosting our U.S. Embassies to put in adequate security measures to protect the embassies, as they are the hosts and protectors. Those who speak in moderation, peace and cooperation must take a compelling stand so that the minority zealots are not speaking on our behalf and dictating the discussion.
Yemeni American Public Affairs Council