US-Born Radical Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Reported Killed in Yemen

by 1389 on September 30, 2011

in al-Qaeda, Gramfan (team member), Islam, jihad, military, treason


The man behind the underwear bomber and the Fort Hood murderer is gone!

From The Australian:

RADICAL US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed with several other suspected al-Qa’ida operatives, the Yemeni defence ministry said tonight.

The ministry did not elaborate on the circumstances of Awlaki’s death in a statement released to the media.

A senior US official confirmed Awlaki’s death.

“I can confirm… he’s dead,” the senior administration official said, without providing further details.

But tribal sources said Awlaki, who was on a US wanted list, was killed in an air strike which hit two vehicles in Marib province, an al-Qa’ida stronghold in eastern Yemen, early today.

One tribal source said the plane that carried out the strike was likely to be American, adding that US aircraft had been patrolling the skies over Marib for the past several days.

The Yemeni defence ministry had previously announced Awlaki’s death late last year.

On December 24, the Yemeni government said he had been killed in an air strike only to admit later that he was still alive.

In February, the director of the US National Counterterrorism Centre, Michael Leiter, told US members of congress that Awlaki probably posed “the most significant risk” to the United States.

Awlaki, a US-Yemeni citizen who had eluded capture for years, was believed to be a key leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula.

In April last year, a US official said President Barack Obama’s administration had authorised the targeted killing of Awlaki, after American intelligence agencies concluded the cleric was directly involved in anti-US plots.

US intelligence officials believe Awlaki was linked to a US army major who allegedly shot dead 13 people in Fort Hood, Texas, and to a Nigerian student accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on December 25, 2009.


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1 deepak September 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Well done. These Muslims are doing their duty of killing the unbelievers which Muhammad ordered them to do. But what they don’t realize,being people of below average intelligence, is that this is not the7th century and they will reap a hundred times bigger harvest of punishment for their crimes against mankind. The world is aware, informed and ready.

2 Zenster October 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

While I remain concerned that America is killing its own citizens, al-Awlaki effectively renounced his citizenship and even his humanity by becoming a terrorist.

His was an especially vicious breed in that he enjoyed all the benefits of having grown up in America and then turned his mastery of English and knowledge of American culture against his homeland. For that, he can feed the worms.

3 1389 October 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

That’s what I figure.

Besides, he was NOT on American soil when our drones got him. He was an enemy combatant and not even a legitimate one; as far as I know, he wore no insignia or uniform.

This is another example of why the duties and obligations of US citizenship are completely incompatible with adherence to Islam.

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