Skip to comments.Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula
Posted on 07/16/2010 4:09:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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July 16, 2010 TG-779
Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Treasury Targets al-Qa'ida Leader with Ties to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Anwar al-Aulaqi, a key leader for al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a Yemen-based terrorist group. Aulaqi was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of AQAP. Since its inception in January 2009, AQAP has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks against Saudi, Korean, Yemeni and U.S. targets. Executive Order 13224 freezes any assets Aulaqi has under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in any transactions with him.
"Anwar al-Aulaqi has proven that he is extraordinarily dangerous, committed to carrying out deadly attacks on Americans and others worldwide," said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey. "He has involved himself in every aspect of the supply chain of terrorism -- fundraising for terrorist groups, recruiting and training operatives, and planning and ordering attacks on innocents."
Aulaqi has pledged an oath of loyalty to AQAP emir, Nasir al-Wahishi, and plays a major role in setting the strategic direction for AQAP. Aulaqi has also recruited individuals to join AQAP, facilitated training at camps in Yemen in support of acts of terrorism, and helped focus AQAP's attention on planning attacks on U.S. interests.
Since late 2009, Aulaqi has taken on an increasingly operational role in the group, including preparing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to detonate an explosive device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, for his operation. In November 2009, while in Yemen, Abdulmutallab swore allegiance to the emir of AQAP and shortly thereafter received instructions from Aulaqi to detonate an explosive device aboard a U.S. airplane over U.S. airspace. After receiving this direction from Aulaqi, Abdulmutallab obtained the explosive device he used in the attempted Christmas Day attack.
Aulaqi was imprisoned in Yemen in 2006 on charges of kidnapping for ransom and being involved in an al-Qa'ida plot to kidnap a U.S. official but was released from jail in December 2007 and subsequently went into hiding in Yemen.
"Aulaqi has sought to encourage his supporters to provide money for terrorist causes. Those who provide material support to Aulaqi or AQAP violate sanctions and expose themselves to serious consequences," continued Levey.
Today's action supports the international effort to degrade AQAP's capabilities to execute violent attacks and to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat its financial and support networks. The U.S. Government will continue to work with allies to identify and take action against persons acting for or on behalf of, or providing financial and other prohibited support to, Aulaqi and AQAP.
Individual: Anwar al-Aulaqi AKA: Anwar al-Awlaki AKA: Anwar al-Awlaqi AKA: Anwar Nasser Aulaqi AKA: Anwar Nasser Abdulla Aulaqi AKA: Anwar Nasswer Aulaqi DOB: April 21, 1971 Alternate DOB: April 22, 1971 POB: Las Cruces, New Mexico Citizenship: United States Citizenship: Yemen Location: Shabwah Governorate, Yemen
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INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
Posted on December 26, 2009 2:37:05 PM PST by Cindy
What did he do to tick off the Great and Powerful BOZ?
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U.S. Designates Awlaki a Terrorist
by IPT News Jul 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm
SNIPPET: He has become a recruiter of terrorists against America, and on Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department designated American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki a leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
The move freezes any assets he may have here and makes it illegal for anyone in the United States to engage in any transactions with Awlaki or to provide him with material support. It has been reported that President Obama already had authorized killing Awlaki, who is connected to a series of recent attacks, including Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan and failed Detroit airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. He also called for direct attacks on American civilians.
RE THE FORT HOOD MASSACRE - Background Link:
[Note: 14 killed if you include the unborn baby, which I do.]
Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]
ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
Posted on November 5, 2009 12:18:55 PM PST by DCBryan1
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18 July 2010
“US TREASURY LINKS TO AWLAKI’S SITE”
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Office of Foreign Assets Control
RECENT OFAC ACTIONS
The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN list:
AL-AULAQI, Anwar (a.k.a. AL-AWLAKI, Anwar; a.k.a. AL-AWLAQI, Anwar; a.k.a. AULAQI, Anwar Nasser; a.k.a. AULAQI, Anwar Nasser Abdulla; a.k.a. AULAQI, Anwar Nasswer); DOB 21 Apr 1971; alt. DOB 22 Apr 1971; POB Las Cruces, New Mexico; citizen United States; alt. citizen Yemen (individual) [SDGT]
“Awlaki’s U.S. Sermons Foreshadow Role as Terrorist Mentor”
July 26, 2010
“Prosecutions Show Awlaki’s Continuing Influence in the United States”
July 21, 2010
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
“IN PICTURES: Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)”
25 June 2011
“Jihad in Seattle, and Revolution Muslim, et al”
SNIPPET: “What I want to address first is not what he said, but who he associated with, the people with whom he had an ideological affinity, to whom he was bound by weak ties. Even a cursory examination of Abdul-Latif’s online associations places him firmly in a social network of jihadi activists I know by a number of names - Revolution Muslim and Shariah4[insert country here], to name two. There are also multiple connections to Anwar al-Awlaki’s non-Yemeni network of supporters.
The following is a heavily redacted sample of just a few of Abdul-Latif’s Youtube friends and their connections.”
The Complaint - Background Link
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News - Exclusive: "THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND THE AWLAKI ASSASSINATION" (SNIPPET: "SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials, aware of other planned attacks, had arrested several Muslim American converts who returned here after "studying" in the Sudan. Most of their time was spent on terrorist training and learning from Awlaki and his advisors about the precepts of jihad and Islam. Intelligence officials believe that "hundreds" of American and European converts to Islam, along with other indigenous Muslims from Islamic countries, have trained with Awlaki, making many of them "ticking time bombs."" SNIPPET: "Intelligence gathered last year from Yemeni authorities and from debriefings with several American converts who returned to the United States after training with Awlaki, helped narrow Awlaki's location to a 100 square mile area." SNIPPET: "For example, he had an ex-wife living in Ireland..." SNIPPET: "Although the Yemen central government claims that it was in charge of the operation, the reality is that the United States acted independently.") (September 30, 2011)
WBTV.com: Sanaa, Yemen: "FORMER CHARLOTTE MAN KILLED IN YEMEN DRONE ATTACK" (SNIPPET: "In an earlier issue, Khan wrote that he had moved to Yemen and joined al-Qaida's fighters, pledging to "wage jihad for the rest of our lives."") (Updated September 30, 2011, 8:03 am PDT)
LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog: "YEMENI JIHADI CLAIMS ANWAR AL AWLAKI SAMIR KHAN KILLED IN U.S. STRIKE" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: "A poster at the al Qaeda-linked al-Fida' forum who claims to be a Yemeni jihadi stated that American jihadists Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, the editor of an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine, were indeed killed.") (September 30, 2011, 1:32 pm)
“Anwar al Awlaki sheltered in homes of senior Islah party members”
By BILL ROGGIO
October 6, 2011 9:32 PM
SNIPPET: “In this LWJ report that dispelled the rumors of the death of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula bomber Ibrahim Hassan Tali al Asiri, we noted that Anwar al Awlaki was sheltering in the home of a member of the Islah political party just before he was killed. This report in Al-Ahram Weekly states that Awlaki was staying at the homes of three different Islah part leaders. One of the homes belongs to none other than Islah party leader Abdul Majeed al Zindani. Also note how al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has integrated with the tribes and used the relationships to project power in the south.”
For The Record - The IPT Blog
“Keeping Awlaki’s Online Legacy Alive”
by IPT News Oct 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm
SNIPPET: “Anwar-awlaki.blogspot.com is the latest site to repost...”
SNIPPET: “Much of the material used for Awlaki propaganda sites comes from his original blog, Anwar-alawlaki.com. Taken down after he posted in support of the Fort Hood shooting massacre, the original blog posts are archived at sites like Pure Islam. Additional radical materials are drawn from his articles in Inspire magazine and online speeches. Less openly radical websites, such as imamawlaki.blogspot.com, repost violent material alongside Awlaki’s popular speeches on Islamic prophets and Mohammad.”
“RECOMMENDED READING: Awlaki Acknowledges His Radical Past”
(May 7, 2012)
“Awlaki Acknowledges His Radical Past”
May 4, 2012
SNIPPET: “When Anwar al-Awlaki emerged as the clear inspiration behind a series of terror plots in 2009, his former associates in America insisted he was radicalized well after leaving the United States in 2002.
But in what might be his last published work, Awlaki explains that his involvement in violent jihad dated back to 1991, and that he hated the American government as far back as his college days.
“Spilling out the Beans: Al Awlaki Revealing His Side of the Story,” appeared this week in the final edition of al-Qaida’s English-language magazine Inspire.”
“Exclusive Video: Anwar al-Awlakis Long-Lost U.S. Speech from September 1, 2001
PJ Media discovers video of the al-Qaeda clerics long-lost speech to an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference. ISNA is meeting for this annual conference in Washington, D.C., this weekend.”
September 1, 2012 - 7:23 pm
SNIPPET: “The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which bills itself as the largest Islamic umbrella organization in North America, is meeting in Washington, D.C., this weekend for its annual conference. One former ISNA speaker wont be in attendance this year al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen on September 30, 2011.
On September 1, 2001, just days before the 9/11 attacks, Awlaki gave an infamous lecture on tolerance at the 2001 ISNA convention, just as some of his disciples were preparing to launch the largest terrorist attack in American history.
One of his co-panelists in 2001, Hamza Yusuf, is one of this years keynote speakers. At the 1995 ISNA convention, Yusuf told the crowd that Judaism is a most racist religion.”
SNIPPET: “We of course know about Awlakis involvement in recent years with terror attacks targeting the U.S., including his communication with Fort Hood killer Major Nidal Hasan and would-be underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, among others.
But even prior to the 9/11 attacks and his appearance at the 2001 ISNA convention, there was plenty of evidence that Anwar al-Awlaki was no moderate, and that his speech on tolerance was a ruse to lure unsuspecting infidels to mistakenly embrace the cleric an act the media and government officials fell for.
This should be remembered as ISNA conducts its conference yet again with many of the same cast of characters who pushed Awlaki, and as the media and government officials continue to embrace the group as a voice of moderation. Just as they embraced al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Ghulam Nabi Fai (the Pakistani spy who was national president of the Muslim Student Association and an ISNA shura council member and whose story I reported here at PJ Media just a few weeks ago).”
Note: Al Awlaki is a dead jihadi. This update is for archival purposes.
JW Obtains FBI Records Detailing Banking Activity and Purchases Linking Anwar al-Aulaqi and 9/11 Hijackers
March 28, 2013
TELEGRAPH.co.uk: "JIHADISTS PLANNED TO ATTACK LUTON TA BASE USING REMOTE CONTROLLED CAR PACKED WITH EXPLOSIVES Four British jihadists planned to bomb a Territorial Army base by driving a remote controlled car packed with explosives under its gate" by Tom Whitehead (SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda inspired terror cell, from Luton, also discussed attacking MI5, buying guns or driving a 4X4 car into crowded places, Woolwich Crown Court heard. Ringleader Zahid Iqbal, 31, helped organise for Jihadists to travel to Pakistan for extremism training overseas through an al-Qaeda contact he had there known as "Modern Sleeve". But the cell decided to plan an attack in the UK after Iqbal lost contact with his secret contact in Spring 2011, Max Hill QC prosecuting, said.") (April 15, 2013 3:00 pm BST) (Read More )
TELEGRAPH.co.uk: "MEN APPLEARED IN COURT CHARGED WITH PLOTTING TO ATTACK TERRITORIAL ARMY WITH MODEL CAR" by Duncan Gardham (SNIPPET: "Zahid Iqbal, 30, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, 24, Syed Hussain, 21, and Umar Arshad, 23, are accused of preparing acts of terrorism and possessing documents useful for terrorism." SNIPPET: "The men had allegedly downloaded six issues of the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire which included the recipe, "How to Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" by the al-Qaeda Chef, described as "practical instructions on how to make a viable improvised explosive device." Other documents found in their possession included 44 Ways to Support Jihad by the former al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, while two of them had a document called 21 Techniques of Silent Killing and a third man had a copy of the Explosives Course 2.") (April 30, 2012 7:08 pm BST) (Read More )
“U.S. Admits for First Time Drones Killed 4 Americans”
New York Times ^ | May 22, 2013 | Charles Savage
Posted on May 22, 2013 3:03:21 PM PDT by lbryce
Background regarding a dead jihadi:
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“FBI trailed Al-Awlaki to hookers, NPR, Bertucci’s”
By JOSH GERSTEIN | 7/2/13 2:04 PM EDT
SNIPPET: “The heavily-redacted records, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show that the investigation underway in 2001 related to Al Qaeda and its leader Osama bin Laden.”
SNIPPET: “The documents also allege that Al-Awlaki paid prostitutes for their services on at least seven occasions in later 2001 and early 2002, frequenting high-end escorts who charged several hundred dollars. One prostitute commented to the FBI that “she thought to herself that he looked like Osama bin Laden.”
Al-Awlaki’s use of prostitutes isn’t much of a shock. It’s been known for years that in 1996 and 1997 he was charged with soliciting prostitution. It appears from the documents that prosecutors were considering bringing a federal case against him for interstate travel relating to prostitution. Al-Awlaki left the U.S. for England later in 2002 and moved to Yemen in 2004.”
Re a now dead jihadi...
“FBI tracked radical American cleric to Defense Dept. lunch, documents show”
By Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
Published September 12, 2013
SNIPPET: “The FBIs elite surveillance unit tracked the radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to the Pentagon entrance for his controversial luncheon speech to senior Defense Department officials on February 5, 2002, according to newly declassified documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.”