Anger and violence over anti-Islam incidents – Tuesday's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya, resulting in the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, is not the first time anti-Islam incidents involving Mohommad and the Quran have spawned death and violence. An armed man stands amid burning buildings and cars inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, September 11. An armed mob, protesting a film they said offended Islam, attacked the compound.
May 2005 – A Newsweek story, later retracted, about alleged desecration of the Quran at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay provoked riots in Afghanistan in May 2005. At least four deaths were confirmed stemming from riots in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.