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The US pulled nonessential staff from its diplomatic facilities in Sudan and Tunisia. Abel Daoud was arrested in an FBI sting operation and charged with trying to detonate a bomb in a downtown Chicago bar. Daoud had expressed admiration for Osama bin Laden and wished to engage in violent jihad. In Virginia, Amine el Khalifi was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb the US Capitol.
US officials called for calm as anti-US, pro-Islam protests took place in Egypt, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Sudan, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Bahrain, and Israel. Marine rapid response teams have been deployed to Libya, Yemen, and Sudan. Bomb threats caused temporary evacuations of U. of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State university in Fargo.
Secretary of State Clinton denounced recent violence against US citizens and facilities over a recent privately-produced anti-Islam video, called the video "reprehensible," and reiterated the US commitment to freedom of speech. Officials have ordered a security review of all US overseas diplomatic missions.