A group of Arab Americans held a candlelight vigil downtown at Fourth and Broadway on the evening of September 15. The event was billed as an "Emergency Vigil in Honor of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens,” who was killed on September 11, 2012, along with three other Americans, in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
One of the attendees, Sherin Zadah, said that "Ambassador Stevens was very supportive of the Libyan people during their struggle against the former dictator Gaddafi and was a strong presence in recent months in Libya. He was loved and respected."
The vigil's Facebook events page was clear about how upset the tragedy has made many Arab Americans: "The acts of these few Muslims are horrific and simply do not represent Islam. We stand together as a community to make it known that those that took part in these tragic events do not represent the Libyan people nor do they represent Muslims worldwide."