US Embassy-v-Muslim Brotherhood in Twitter fight

Two days after the deaths of the US ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomatic employees, the US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, was under attack from protesters.

Yemeni security personnel did little to intervene, says the Washington Post, quoting witnesses.

“In Cairo, clouds of tear gas enveloped the fortified area around the US embassy as security forces clashed with protesters for the third straight day.

“Other anti-U.S. protests were reported in cities across the region,” says the story, adding.

“Twitter might be a U.S. company, but Twitter users are polyglots.

“That’s the message the U.S. Embassy in Cairo sent the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday when the diplomats called out the Egyptian political group for tweeting English messages supporting the United States on its official English account, @ikhwanweb, while rooting for protesters in Cairo on its Arabic feed.

“Egyptians revolt for the Prophet’s victory in front of U.S.” embassy, the Brotherhood’s Arabic account said, according to Businessweek.

“US Embassy employees tweeted the discrepancy, according to the Post.
“Muslim Brotherhood leaders have called for a nationwide protest in embassies across the Middle East. Cairo tomorrow over an anti-Islamic video that was posted on YouTube and has led to demonstrations and attacks on US, the story adds.