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Born In The USA
Anwar al-Awlaki was born April 22, 1971 in Las
Cruces, New Mexico. He is a native American and an American Muslim
lecturer, spiritual leader, and former imam who U.S. government
officials and numerous sources say incites terrorism and is tied to the
terrorist organization al-Qaeda. He is a child of wealth and
privilege, and highly educated -- He holds a B.S. in
Civil Engineering from
Colorado State University (1994), which he attended on a foreign
student visa and a government scholarship from Yemen, reportedly by
claiming to be born in that country.
Obama approved the
targeted killing of al-Awlaki. That step required the consent of
the United States National Security Council, and made al-Awlaki the
first U.S. citizen ever to be placed on the list of those whom the CIA
is allowed to kill.
Al-Awlaki reportedly met privately with at
least two of the 9/11 hijackers. Due to those contacts,
investigators suspect al-Awlaki may have known about the 9/11 attacks in
advance. In 2009, unnamed U.S. officials stated that he had been
promoted to the rank of "regional commander" within al-Qaeda, acting as
an inspirational, rather than an operational, leader.
intelligence intercepted emails between al-Awlaki and accused Fort Hood
shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, and al-Awlaki
praised Hasan's actions after the Fort Hood shooting. Crotch
Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab,
implicated al-Awlaki in some elements of planning or preparing his
failed attack, according to unnamed U.S. officials. The Wall
Street Journal reported in January 2010, three months prior to Obama
authorizing his targeted killing, that there was no indication al-Awlaki:
"played a direct role in any of the attacks, and he has never been
indicted in the U.S." As of early 2010, he was thought to be
living in Yemen. In March 2010, al‑Awlaki said in a videotape
delivered to CNN that jihad against America was binding upon himself and
every other able Muslim.
And we now know that Awlaki was behind the
Times Square Bomber. That's 3
guided human missiles that Awlaki has fired at American civilian targets
-- that we know of -- and we also know he's training more -- at this
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|Senate Probes Awlaki's Escape
|Stonewalled by the Justice Department in its
efforts to get to the bottom of intelligence lapses that led to the Fort
Hood massacre, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has broadened its
probe to look into why Justice a year after 9/11 withdrew an arrest
warrant for the radical American-born imam who corresponded with the
Fort Hood terrorist.
WorldNetDaily has learned that the chief
counsel for the Senate panel, led by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), has
requested an interview with a federal agent who shortly after the 9/11
attacks worked with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Diego
investigating Anwar al-Awlaki's ties
there to two of the 9/11 hijackers.
The agent says prosecutors
got cold feet and withdrew a felony arrest warrant for Awlaki even after
a federal magistrate judge signed it. He and other investigators
say his arrest and interrogation at the time may have stopped him from
recruiting and radicalizing dozens of other terrorists, including the
Fort Hood shooter.
The al-Qaida hijackers, both Saudi nationals,
followed the radical cleric from his San Diego mosque, where he met with
them in long, private sessions, to his mosque in the Washington suburbs,
located not far from the Pentagon building they attacked.
that Falls Church, Va., mosque -- Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center -- Awlaki
also ministered to Nidal Malik Hasan,
the jailed Army officer accused of murdering 13 and wounding 30 others
in a jihad-inspired shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas.
Falls Church mosque handled the funeral services of Hasan's mother when
she passed away in 2001. It was then that Hasan first fell under
the spell of prayer leader Awlaki, who later would correspond with Hasan
in some 20 e-mails in the months leading up to the Fort Hood massacre.
Awlaki praised Hasan as "a hero" and blessed the attack on U.S. soldiers
as a legimate form of jihad.
More recently, Awlaki allegedly
directed the Crotch-Bomber, Umar
Farouk Abdulmutallab, and helped radicalize confessed Times Square
car-bomber Faisal Shahzad.
Times Square plot, the
New Mexico-born Muslim cleric is now linked to the last three terrorist
plots designed to kill Americans at home. Awlaki, now hiding in
Yemen, recently boasted to the Arab press that U.S.-based jihad is
"becoming as American as apple pie."
Authorities believe Awlaki
is al-Qaida's top recruiter in the West and poses a grave and immediate
threat to America. The CIA has been authorized to kill him on
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|Al-Awlaki Dined At The Pentagon
says Anwar Al-Awlaki may be the first American on the CIA’s kill or
capture list, but he was also a lunch guest of military brass at the
Pentagon within months of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Documents exclusively obtained by Fox News, including an FBI interview
conducted after the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, state that
Awlaki was taken to the Pentagon as part of the military’s outreach to
the Muslim community in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.
The incident was flagged by a current Defense Department employee who
came forward and told investigators she helped arrange the meeting after
she saw Awlaki speak in Alexandria, Va.
The employee "attended
this talk and while she arrived late she recalls being impressed by this
imam. He condemned Al Qaeda and the terrorist attacks. During his talk
he was ‘harassed’ by members of the audience and suffered it well,"
reads one document.
Awlaki, a Yemeni-American who was born in Las
Cruces, N.M., was interviewed at least four times by the FBI in the
first week after the attacks because of his ties to the three hijackers
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Hani Hanjour. The three
hijackers were all onboard Flight 77 that slammed into the Pentagon.
Awlaki is now believed to be hiding in Yemen after he was linked to
the alleged Ft. Hood shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who e-mailed
Awlaki prior to the attack.
Sources told Fox News that Awlaki,
who is a former Muslim chaplain at George Washington University, met
with the Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Yemen and was
the middle-man between the young Nigerian and the bombmaker.
Awlaki was also said to inspire would-be Times Square bomber Faisal
Apparently, none of the FBI’s information about Awlaki
was shared with the Pentagon. Former Army Secretary Tommy White,
who led the Army in 2001, said he doesn’t have any recollection of the
luncheon or any contact with Awlaki.
|Awlaqi Renews Call To Kill Americans
|DUBAI: US-Yemeni radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi
has renewed a call to strike the American government and citizens, the
SITE monitoring agency said on Sunday.
"Both the (US) government
and private citizens should be targeted," he wrote in the latest edition
of Inspire, the English-language e-magazine issued by Al-Qaeda in the
Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), US-based SITE said.
Americans are the imams of kufr (leaders of disbelief) in this day and
age," Awlaqi said.
"The American people who vote for
war-mongering governments are intent on no good. Anyone who inflicts
harm on them in any form is doing a favour to the ummah (Islamic
nation)," he added.
Awlaqi also said it was permissible to snatch
the wealth of the enemy through deception and urged Muslims to use
stolen money to fund jihad, or holy war, SITE said.
wanted in the United States on terrorism charges, in November called for
the killing of Americans "without hesitation."
"Do not consult
anyone in killing Americans," Awlaqi said in a 23-minute video posted at
the time on jihadist websites.
Yemen, the ancestral homeland of
Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and headquarters of AQAP, has been under
intense pressure from Washington to hunt down Awlaqi.
charged in October in Yemen with alleged ties with Al-Qaeda and
incitement to kill foreigners.
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