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Video: Libyans rescuing Stevens cheer upon finding him alive

A Montreal-based Libyan activist told Human Events that Libyans loved fallen Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

“I swear, he’s dead,” one Libyan says, peering in.

“Bring him out, man! Bring him out,” another says, “The man is alive.”

“Move out of the way,” others shout.

 “Just bring him out, man.”

“Move, move, he is still alive!”

“Alive, Alive! God is great,” the crowd erupts, while someone calls to bring…

A Montreal-based Libyan activist told Human Events that the video above, showing Libyan men trying to save the American envoy to Libya Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens after the Sept. 11 attack on his consulate in Benghazi that took his life, is proof the Libyans loved the fallen diplomat.

“I’m deeply saddened and angered by the murder of Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues,” said the activist, who asked that his name be withheld because he is still active in Libyan extra-politics.

“I hope that the perpetrators are brought to justice and I’d like to clarify that Libyans feel great sadness and shame over what has happened.”

“Here’s the video of the young Libyan men that found the late Ambassador and tried to help him,” he said.

Stevens was popular because he supported the revolution from the beginning, he said.

Libyans are very pro-American and they see the United States as a force for good, he said.

The attackers are radical Libyans, who do not represent the regular people, he said. “It started in the 1990s, when radicals left Libya to fight first in Afghanistan and then, Iraq. When the revolution came to Libya, they came home and joined the fight.”

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Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.