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Anwar al-Awlaki "believed to have been killed" WHAT?!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

In the name of God, Compassionate, Merciful بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمِ | Peace be with you السلام عليكم

In the name of God, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ | Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I don't believe the media at all anymore except when they report to have begun a war. Men take pride in war. I also doubt the weather reports. BUT THIS news from Thursday 24th December of the alleged MURDER of our Iconic Muslim leader Imam Anwar al Awlaki has created a strange void which will no doubt be mixed with anger at the murderers, and despair at an apparent death. >To Allah we all belong, to Allah we all return. There is no power greater than Allah<

I make dua' with all my might that this is not true for it would be a huge loss of beauty. Look at the words they used for this man: Extremist, connected to Al-Qaidah and linked to the Fort Hood killings! To the media I say: We're all damn extremists under their blindly stringent criteria, every Muslim STUDIES the 'Kaedah' - it's the Arabic alphabet! And the Yemeni authorities & military who went gaga with AIRSTRIKES? Pssht, I wouldn't trust them with my headscarf, they're the same government who with 'support' from the US imprisoned the Imam indefinitely. Prats. I'm rambling in anger, but subhan'Allah, glory be to Allah. Read for yourself.

'Anwar al-Awlaki, imam linked to Ft. Hood... believed to have been killed in Yemeni strike'

BY HELEN KENNEDY

Originally Published:Thursday, December 24th 2009, 10:59 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 24th 2009, 5:23 PM

Above, protesters in Yemen demonstrate against the government's strike against Al Qaeda bigs in the Shabwa province.  The strike reportedly targeted the home of Anwar al-Awlaki.
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Above, protesters in Yemen demonstrate against the government's strike against Al Qaeda bigs in the Shabwa province. The strike reportedly targeted the home of Anwar al-Awlaki.
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki (left) corresponded with Fort Hood gunman Nidal Malik Hasan.
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki (left) corresponded with Fort Hood gunman Nidal Malik Hasan.

Yemeni warplanes took aim at a secret meeting of top al Qaeda leaders Thursday, killing "scores," officials said.

Among those believed slain was Anwar al-Awlaki, the influential American-born radical cleric who egged on the US Army major who shot up Fort Hood last month.

White House spokesman Bill Burton would not comment specifically on the report, saying only, "The President supports the government of Yemen and their efforts to take out terrorist elements in their country."

The US government has dramatically beefed-up aid to Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, to put more muscle into efforts to crush al Qaeda there.

Beginning just before dawn, the Christmas Eve air strikes "targeted a meeting of senior al-Qaeda operatives 403 miles southeast of the capital," the Yemeni embassy inWashington said in a press release.

The area is a remote mountain valley where militants have found refuge. At least 30 militants were reported killed.

Al-Awlaki was said to be among them. The extremist preacher, who was born in New Mexico and preached at mosques in San Diego and Virginia, had contact with three of the 9/11 hijackers before he fled to Yemen in late 2001.

He exchanged e-mails with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army shrink who killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., Nov. 5.
Awlaki's relatives told the
Washington Post they had no definite word about the cleric's fate but did not believe he was killed.

His father, former Yemeni minister of agriculture Nasser al-Awlaki, told the paper, "My son has killed nobody...If Obama wants to kill my son, this is wrong."

Other radicals said to have been killed in the Yemeni raids were al Qaeda regional leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi and his deputy, Said al-Shihri, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay.

Yemen's deputy defense minister, Rashad al-Alaimy, told parliament Thursday that three important leaders were killed, but he did not identify them. He said the strikes were carried out using Saudi and American intelligence.

It was the second such air strike in a week. The meeting of terrorist leaders was called to plan retaliation for military attacks on Dec. 17 that killed 34 suspected militants, the embassy's statement said.

Al-Qaeda has used bases in Yemen to strike Western targets inside the country as well as mount cross-border attacks on targets in Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter.

The Pentagon recently confirmed Yemen got nearly $70 million in military aid this year, up from none in 2008.


Article sourced from The Daily News

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WhiteOrchid said...

He cannot be dead. Or i dont want to belive he's dead :S

He was such a great man mashallah. Yes even Al Jazeera said 'members of Al Qaeda'. Such nonsense.

Zaufishan said...

I don't believe it yet either. The elusive report makes me uneasy as there's no official report. Allah knows best and will take care of us all.

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