Friday, September 30, 2011

What Impact Will Anwar Al-Awlaki's Death Have In The West?
The death of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's operations in Yemen, is likely to impact American Arabs and Muslims in positive fashion, according to Dr. Hussein Ibish, former communications director for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Commitee.

Al-Awlaki, who was killed in Yemen on Friday, was one of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's influential English-speakers, and part of its propaganda machine. Al-Alwaki was also implicated in a number of attacks on American soil. Before September 11, he was a preacher in a mosque outside Washington D.C. -- and some of the hijackers are said to have attended that same mosque in the days before the attacks.

According to Dr. Hussein Ibish, who is now a senior research fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), because he was American and because of his influence, al-Awlaki created "fodder" for Islamophobes in the U.S... READ MORE

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