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Failed Times Square bomber the latest jihadist “inspired” by Yemeni jihad preacher al-Awlaki

By idaflo | May 7th, 2010 | No Comments » 

We need to keep up on those who are influencing those who seek to destroy not only our citizens, but everything else about this country we call home,

Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer
Mr. Spencer is director of Jihad Watch and author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)“, “The Truth About Muhammad,” “Stealth Jihad,” and most recently “The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran” (all from Regnery — a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).

This  from Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch:

Of course, Al-Awlaki did not invent the ideology he has become widely known for propagating. Nor did Osama bin Laden, nor did al-Qaeda. Authorities would have to dig into some highly politically-incorrect territory to get to the root of what motivated Shahzad to pursue violent jihad, especially since his case cannot be written off as the product of poverty or a lack of education. “A Newly Religious Immigrant Is Linked to a Militant Yemeni-American Cleric,” by Scott Shane and Marc Mazzetti for the New York Times, May 6:

WASHINGTON — The Pakistani-American man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square has told investigators that he drew inspiration from Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni-American cleric whose militant online lectures have been a catalyst for several recent attacks and plots, an American official said Thursday.

Curious NYT decorum: …(article continues here)

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