SAN ANTONIO -- The killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans has shocked the world, put Libya back in the international spotlight and has local Muslim and Islamic communities in San Antonio voicing their concerns and frustrations.
Sarwat Husain, of the Center for American-Islamic Relations San Antonio, said local mosques have been receiving threats ever since Tuesday, which marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Tuesday's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya only added fuel to the fire.
"This all has to stop Somehow," Husain said. "I understand those people should not react this way. But never the less, who is losing the lives? The innocent Americans."
Husain said her family has received threats, and that they have taken a "low profile" ever since the threats started.
Mansour El-Kikhia, a political science professor at the University of Texas San Antonio, was born and raised in Libya. He is quick to point out the attackers do not represent the north Africa nation.
"They have no support amongst the population," he said. "The population really despises them, despised their dress, despised their thoughts, despises everything about them."
He said patience is the best way to understand and possibly prevent what occurred in Libya.
"Understand that Libyans value American friendship. Understand that there is a huge, huge, huge road ahead of Libya," El-Kikhia said.