December 6th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Slain American teacher in Libya devoted to his faith

Ronnie Smith believed in three things: teaching, Libya and Jesus Christ.

The 33-year-old educator from Austin, Texas, was gunned down Thursday as he went on a morning jog outside his home in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

No one has claimed responsibility for the slaying. Libyan authorities have pledged to investigate the killing, the latest in a series of assassinations in some Libyan cities. There have been near-daily targeted killings in Benghazi and Derna, with the victims mainly security forces, activists and members of the judiciary.

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  1. Hillary's fault

    Am I right t-tards?

    December 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  2. AZ-Pete

    Being in one of those countries......why not just swim with piranhas, or commit suicide? Cut yourself and go looking for sharks? When you play with wild animals, you get hurt.

    December 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  3. jonny

    Sorry he is dead, but really cannot understand WHY ANYONE WOULD GO THERE WAS THE KILLING OF THE AMBASSADOR NOT A BIG ENOUGH WARNING

    December 8, 2013 at 8:35 am | Reply
  4. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    The Prophet (N-S-A): "Religion has always been used as an excuse by the non religious"...

    December 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  5. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    proverbial brain washing @ its best...

    December 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Reply
  6. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    so why do people hate musliums...why do people hate people...whats the obvious difference...@ its base it is not religion...although people are told that by people...not by anyone else and those people are not approved...

    December 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  7. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF TERRORISM/COMMITED CRIMES IN THE MUSLIM SAINTS LIFE STORY...

    December 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  8. mark

    So... you're an evangelical Christian actively recruiting people in a Muslim nation that is full of people who view all Westerners and Christians as evil crusaders bent on destroying their religion. And then you go for a jog like you're in Dallas and not in Benghazi....

    I'm sorry the guy died, but I was in Baghdad during the war, and no one went for a jog beyond the wire. It was in invitation to kidnapping or death. We don't really have troops in Libya, but you have to conduct yourself the same if you're a Westerner...

    December 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  9. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    HOW MANY DEAD MUSLIMS IN LIBIA & HOW MANY DEAD MUSLIUMS IN SYRIA HOW MANY DEAD INFEDILS...THE SO CALLED MUSLIUMS ARE KILLERS HOW IS THAT RELIGIOUS...ITS NOT RELIGIOUS BECAUSE THE NEW PROPHET (N-S-A) SAYS ITS NOT RELIGIOUS...

    December 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Reply
  10. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    Based on what you say: "Muslims are equally religious in their faith and believe that all non Muslims are infidels."..........Muslims are NOT EQUAL.........

    December 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  11. Jack Hollis

    This was obviously a very good man but he should have realized that some Muslims are equally religious in their faith and believe that all non Muslims are infidels. There has been a great animosity between Christians and Muslims since the early Middle Ages and that won't change any time soon! Unfortunately, there are those in Washington D.C. who continue to take advantage of this situation to promote these obnoxious wars in the Middle East in order to make money or enhance their political careers!

    December 7, 2013 at 11:26 am | Reply
  12. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    33-year-old educator was gunned down as he took care of himself outside his home in the Muslium Libyan city of Benghazi.
    No one has claimed responsibility of course because the terrorists are still activly hunting humans and do not wat to give up their cover because there is hardly any cover left.

    December 7, 2013 at 2:01 am | Reply
  13. Ghjmh Lfgjhk

    "Classic" terrorism...

    December 7, 2013 at 1:54 am | Reply

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