Skip to comments.U.S.-Born Radical Cleric Added to Terror Blacklist (Why so quick? <sarc)
Posted on 07/16/2010 3:15:40 PM PDT by tobyhill
The Obama administration added a U.S.-born, al-Qaida-linked cleric to a terrorism blacklist Friday, targeting him with sanctions aimed at cutting off his financial support.
The Treasury Department placed Anwar al-Awlaki -- accused by officials of helping plan the failed Christmas Day airline bombing -- on its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. That means any bank accounts found in the United States belonging to him are frozen. Americans are forbidden from doing business with him. And, it bans him from traveling to the U.S.
The move comes about six months after the U.S. government put al-Awlaki on a secret list of targets to be captured or killed, according to U.S. officials.
Born in New Mexico, al-Awlaki, 39, is not perceived by American officials as a major tactical terror leader on par with al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden. But his role as an inspirational exhorter for al-Qaida's cause and his growing involvement in plots aimed at the U.S. has made him a prime target in the effort to counter the militant movement.
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“Obama administration added a U.S.-born, al-Qaida-linked cleric to a terrorism blacklist”
Does this mean they’re off the “A” list for White House functions?
This little piggy was “born” in the U.S.A. Anyone consider him an American?
“This little piggy was born in the U.S.A. Anyone consider him an American?”
The State Department, because it has to :)
"Al-Awlaki returned to Colorado in 1991 to attend college. 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..."