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Born in U.S., a Radical Cleric Inspires Terror


Published: November 18, 2009

WASHINGTON — In nearly a dozen recent terrorism cases in the United States, Britain and Canada, investigators discovered the suspects had something in common: a devotion to the message of Anwar al-Awlaki, an eloquent Muslim cleric who has turned the Web into a tool for extremist indoctrination.

For at least a decade, counterterrorism officials have had a wary eye on Mr. Awlaki, an American citizen now living in Yemen. His contacts with three of the Sept. 11 hijackers, at mosques where he served in San Diego and Falls Church, Va., remain a perplexing mystery about the 2001 attacks, said Philip Zelikow, who was executive director of the national 9/11 commission.

But in recent years, concerns have focused on Mr. Awlaki’s influence via his Web site, his Facebook page and many booklets and CDs carrying his message, including a text called “44 Ways to Support Jihad.”

Mr. Awlaki’s current site,, went offline after he was linked to Major Hasan, apparently because a series of Web hosting companies took it down. The home page on Wednesday displayed a Muslim greeting and a promise: “The Web site will be back to normal with a few days time.”

Portions of Awlaki's website have been recovered from Google cache:

The web site's dislclaimer cached on November 10, 2009:

We hereby declare and make absolute public declaration that the website operates under the divine right bestowed by the Creator to freedom of religion and tasteful expression and that in no, way, shape or form do we call for war against U.S. civilians.

We hold the belief, that the Muslim world should be permitted to unite under the banner of Islam. To suggest that this in some way implies that the reestablishment of the caliphate would require the dismantlement of the United States government is fallacy. We seek, rather, to witness the imperialist ambitions of the United States government and especially the private tyrannies (corporations, financial institutions, military-industrial complex) that control it subside in their quest for empire and "full spectrum dominance" and we call for the relinquishment of autonomy and respect for sovereignty across the Muslim world to the people and not in the hands of the dictators, and authoritarian regimes this structure keeps in power by continuing to engage in foreign policy we feel is the root cause of all the terrorism in the world. This statement is a disclaimer and any and all information published on this website is in accordance with all local, state, and federal nonprofit and religious institution law and all donations and funds distributed both domestically and abroad go solely to further the objectives of Muslims and are operated in accordance with laws for nonprofit religious, educational and charitable organizations in the United States and elswhere.

This website is a open forum and collection of essays, articles, comments and other publications that are for educational purposes only and shall not be deemed to mean that they are necessarily those of thepeople and companies involved in producing this. Any and all messenger chats & emails sent to us may be published on this website.

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