Libya Attack: Recent Incidents Over Perceived Western Insults Over Islam

09/12/2012 12:25 pm ET | Updated Sep 12, 2012

By: ROBERT H. REID, The Associated Press

Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times, most recently in Tuesday's attacks against U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East in which U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

The violence, fueled mostly by religious zealots, reflects the tension between Muslims and the secular West that followed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Here are some of the most serious incidents (Captions by the Associated Press):

Muslim Anger Over Perceived Insults