Sunday, May 23, 2010
"Yemeni cleric advocates killing US civilians" (by accusing the United States of intentionally killing a million Muslim civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.)
What a monster!
Of course, the cleric is an American citizen that the United States has already put on its assassination list, so maybe he's just a monster of irony
Al-Awlaki was born in 1971 in New Mexico. His father, Nasser al-Awlaki, was in the United States studying agriculture at the time and later returned with his family to Yemen to serve as agriculture minister. The father remains a prominent figure in Yemen, teaching at San'a University in the capital.
The younger al-Awlaki returned to the United States in 1991 to study civil engineering at Colorado State University, then education at San Diego State University, followed by doctoral work at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
"We have had more freedom in America than in any Muslim country," he said in Sunday's video. "But when America started to feel the danger of Islam's message, it tightened limits on freedom, and after 9/11 it was impossible to live in America as a Muslim."