American-Born Anwar Al-Awlaki Calls for Killing of Americans
American-born Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki appears to have implicitly legitimated attempts on his own life in a recent video, for as we learn from Memri:
On November 8, 2010, U.S.-born Yemeni radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki appeared in a video speaking about the corrupt governments in the Muslim world, and the mujahideen as the best option to fight the West. He added that there was no need for a fatwa or for consultation to fight and kill Americans -- since "killing Satan does not require any fatwa." (Memri, No. 3359 - November 8, 2010)The Sheikh seems to have forgotten that he is a dual citizen of Yemen and the United States! He is therefore an American and thereby also included in the category of individuals implicated by his broadly inclusive non-fatwa.
He thus might want to issue a clarification before events overtake his words by taking him at his word . . .