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In the months leading up to his death, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, worried about what he called the never-ending security threats in Benghazi and mentioned his name was on an al Qaeda hit list, a source familiar with his thinking told CNN.
Stevens specifically mentioned a rise in Islamic extremism and al Qaeda's growing presence in Libya, the source said.
American intelligence officials are investigating, but Matthew Olsen, the National Counterterrorism Center director, said Wednesday that it was unlikely that Stevens and his security team were killed by random protesters.
"I would say, yes, they were killed in course of terrorist attack on our embassy," Olsen said at a Senate Homeland Security hearing.
"I would say, yes, they were killed in course of a terrorist attack on our embassy," Olsen said at a Senate Homeland Security hearing.
source: 21st century neologisms
a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
a person who terrorizes or frightens TCOTBIP.
3. a defender or champion of liberty and human dignity