As anti-American protests swell in the Middle East, many are saying an American-made film is to blame.
The movie is called 'Innocence of Muslims' and depicts the prophet Mohammed as a womanizer and child molester.
'Innocence of Muslims' which was posted in July on YouTube, got more notice after television stations in Egypt aired segments in Arabic and anti-Islamic groups began promoting it online.
Libyan native Mohamed Bugaighis has seen parts of the trailer and says the movie “has no value of any sort at all. It's just intended as an incitement, that is all. It has no value none whatsoever,” said Bugaighis.
After watching segments of the movie trailer online, Bugaighis says he contacted friends in Libya.
'I told them keep calm, don't do anything stupid. keep your emotions out of it. Just let it pass, these people will know that whatever they do it's not going to incite you so don't reward them by acting foolishly,” said Bugaighis.
On September 11th, a mob citing the film, attacked the U.S. consulate in the city of Banghazi and killed four Americans, including U.S ambassador Chris Stevens.
“I knew him, I met him several times and he loved the city of Benghazi and the people of Benghazi loved the ambassador” Bugaighis says.
Bugaighis added there's also more behind the attack than just the film.
“I think it was pre-planned. It is an extremist group, very extreme in their views and they're not open to reason or anything and the unfortunate thing is we don't have a functioning government, we don't have an army, we don't have a police force, we don't have really anything,” he said.
Bugaighis plans to visit Libya within the next week to help with the political situation in his country.
He says he hopes the recent attack won't lead the U.S. to abandon Libya which he says has played a major role in the country seeing it's way towards democracy.