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Wofford professor speaks about protests at US embassies

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The Chairman of the Government Department at Wofford College, Dr. William DeMars (Sept. 13, 2012/FOX Carolina) The Chairman of the Government Department at Wofford College, Dr. William DeMars (Sept. 13, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Following the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya along with protests in Egypt and Yemen, an Upstate professor speaks about what might be prompting the riots.

The U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed on Sept. 11 and some believe that was a planned attack while others have said it was in response to a controversial, anti-Islamic film posted on YouTube.

The Chairman of the Government Department at Wofford College, Dr. William DeMars told FOX Carolina that he believes angry mobs are now using the film for their cause.

"They want more people in the Middle East to pay attention to the video and therefore they want to affect societies of the Arab world and the broader Muslim world in order to have copycat demonstrations," DeMars said.

American officials are tightening security at embassies across the world following the riots this week.

DeMars said his daughter is currently studying in Jordan, where she said there are peaceful demonstrations - and she's safe.

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