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Libya prez: Fatal embassy attack more likely pegged to 9/11 anniversary than anti-Islam film

The anniversary of 9/11 -- and not a ridiculously anti-Islamic that’s infected YouTube -- drove Libyan terrorists to launch attacks that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens, that country’s president said.

The strange flick, “Innocence of Muslims,” had been on the web for months, so it’s far more likely that Islamic extremists attacked the US consulate in Benghazi two weeks ago -- on Sept. 11 -- for symbolic effect, according to Libyan President Mohamed Magarief.

"Reaction should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier. So it was postponed until the 11th of September," he told NBC News.

"They chose this date, 11th of September to carry a certain message."

The consulate raid, which killed three other Americans, has been largely chalked up the weird, low-budget movie trailer that’s been tied to a shadowy, coptic Christian in California.

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