Friday, September 30, 2011

Get Some: Death of Al-Awlaki Removes Key Al Qaeda English-Speaking Recruiter

Bill Gertz, the veteran national security correspondent for the Washington Times, offers a good piece on the killing of al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki.

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a key spokesman for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, removes one of the global jihadist movement’s most effective English-speaking recruiters from the scene.

According to U.S. officials, al-Awlaki was the most successful recruiter for what has been called “self-radicalized” terrorists — those inspired by al Qaeda’s message of jihad to take action.

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