Yemen's president apologizes over riot at US embassy

The riot at the embassy bore similarities to earlier incidents in Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya, the latter of which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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Rioters were quoted saying that they had been angered by a video posted on YouTube that blasphemed the Prophet Muhammad. The film trailer, titled “Innocence of Muslims,” is an amateurish effort of dubious origin. The cast and crew of the film have claimed that they were misled, and have disavowed the film.

Other media outlets are reporting that examinations of the film and script evidently show that the film was overdubbed in postproduction, with references to Muhammad and Islam taking the place of more innocuous lines.