Skip to comments.Enemy No. 1: Anwar The American
Posted on 02/08/2010 4:58:39 PM PST by Kaslin
War On Terror: Upstaging Osama Bin Laden as the most dangerous man in the world may be an American recruiter for al-Qaida: Anwar Awlaki. So why's he talking to Al-Jazeera instead of interrogators?
The radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar Awlaki told the Arab TV network that he supported the failed Christmas Day airliner attack because "the American people have participated in all the crimes of their government." The turncoat added: "Some 300 Americans are nothing compared to the thousands of Muslims they have killed."
Awlaki also advised the Fort Hood terrorist, whom he called "a hero." The two exchanged some 20 e-mails. But he is best known for privately meeting with some of the 9/11 hijackers.
The Christmas crotch-bomber told federal authorities that Awlaki directed him to carry out his airliner attack, which means he has gone operational.
Both U.S. and Yemeni intelligence believe Awlaki met with suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Yemen late last year, and may have even helped outfit the bomber. There are also reports that Awlaki, born 38 years ago in New Mexico, has given his blessing to roomsful of blue-eyed, blonde-haired Americans preparing for suicide missions against their own country.
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ON THE BLOGS:
“Mixed Messages from Cageprisoners
Your View, February 8th 2010, 5:00 pm
This is a cross-post from Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens”
SNIPPET: “In yesterdays Sunday Times, CagePrisoners (CP) was criticised for promoting al-Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki on their site. The groups head, Moazzam Begg, responded by saying that I dont consider anybody a terrorist until they have been charged and convicted of terrorism. The only problem with this is that his organisations website is replete with profiles and sympathetic interviews with convicted terrorists. Rightly, Begg follows the innocent until proven guilty line, but when they are convicted, CP seem to give the terrorists a lot of sympathy.”
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Focus on Islamism
Thursday 4th February 2010
“Hi Kids! Remember, Annihilate Those Who Insult Islam”
SNIPPET: “Both on this blog, and Harry’s Place, Moazzam Begg’s CagePrisoners (CP) group has featured fairly regularly - especially since one of their favourite Sheikhs’, Anwar al-Awlaki, turned out to be an al-Qaeda supporter.
Although CP claims to campaign for raising awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror’, much of its website is dedicated to individuals convicted of terrorism offences in the UK. These people are not detainees’ who are held’, they are prisoners who are guilty of either trying to kill civilians, or encouraging others to do so.”
Focus on Islamism
Thursday 21st January 2010
SNIPPET: “What would you do if you found out that, for the last three years, you were engaged in promoting and supporting an al-Qaeda ideologue with extensive links to the last two terrorist attacks in the United States? Most people would likely show a bit of humility and “sit the next couple of plays out”. Not Moazzam Begg however, whose organisation, Cageprisoners, are the UK’s leading promoters of al-Qaeda linked preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki. Instead, Begg has come out fighting.
Last week, he wrote an indignant article responding to criticism of him and his group where he tried, and failed, to defend his links to Awlaki.”