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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.

U.S. 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 moment.

Wikipedia has a lot of stuff on this guy.

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.

At 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.

His 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.

With the 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 sight.

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Here is the release authorization document, that contains the names of the federal officers involved -- "pax" is the acronym for passenger/s.
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Al-Awlaki Dined At The Pentagon
Fox News 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 Shahzad.

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.

"America and 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.

The cleric, 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.

He was charged in October in Yemen with alleged ties with Al-Qaeda and incitement to kill foreigners.

-- AFP/jl

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