Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, M.D. (NY-19) released the following statement regarding the heinous assassination of American diplomats including Ambassador John Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya.
"United States Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens was a man of peace whose death, together with the death of three of his colleagues, is the result of an act of heinous aggression by criminals who violate the tenets of civilized behavior as they are understood across humanity regardless of religion or ethnicity. The attacks on our embassies in Benghazi and Cairo were predicated on pure hostility. They are a manifestation of evil and they set back, rather than advance, mutual respect of deeply held beliefs. All of us who hope to honor the memory of our murdered diplomats by advancing the cause for which they gave their lives should join in calling on the men and women whose faith the criminals claim to profess, to repudiate these attacks and engage instead in genuine and cooperative discourse about how to coexist in a world whose space and resources must be shared and whose people will always hold a diversity of views."