Anwar Al Awlaki

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Opinion: Citizens Are Fair Game if They Stand Against U.S.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

About a year ago, U.S. District Judge John Bates tossed a lawsuit that Anwar al-Awlaki's father had brought against the United States government.  Several months later, al-Awlaki was killed by a drone strike in a remote mountainous area of Yemen, causing much hand wringing among those who think that someone who is hell-bent on making war against our country should be given special treatment because they're an American citizen.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Media and the Muslim World

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and author of The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil, Lawrence Pintak examines media and policy in the Muslim world and reflects on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.


The Takeaway

Videos of Radical Cleric Removed From YouTube

Thursday, November 04, 2010

YouTube has removed a number of videos from its site featuring Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical cleric credited with recruiting extremists to commit acts of violence against the West. Awlaki, who is an American citizen born in New Mexico, is based out of Yemen and affiliated with Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. YouTube acted after American and British officials pressed for the videos to be removed.


The Takeaway

A Decade After USS Cole, Assessing Terror in Yemen

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ten years ago today, in the deadliest Naval attack in more than two decades, the USS Cole was bombed in Aden, Yemen. Al Qaida claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that killed 17 American sailors and injured 39 others. It was the first time many Americans had heard of the terrorist organization and Anwar al-Awlaki, the man who later be know for his involvement in the Fort Hood shooting and working with the "underwear bomber" in 2009.

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