American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is a leader of the Yemen-based group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Newscom
From The Grave, The Cleric Inspiring A New Generation Of Terrorists -- CNN
(CNN) -- He was born and raised in the United States, and killed by the United States. And now from beyond the grave he inspires a new generation of would-be terrorists to attack the United States.
Militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki continues to speak through sermons posted online, and U.S. officials are investigating whether his words may have influenced Boston bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A U.S. government official told CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday that "the preachings of Anwar al-Awlaki were likely to have been among the videos they watched." A U.S. government source had previously told CNN that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had claimed the brothers had no connection to overseas Islamist terrorist groups and were radicalized through the Internet.
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My Comment: This is one terrorist that I am happy to see gone. Unfortunately .... for the foreseeable future .... he will always have an audience on the world wide web.