March 10, 2011

WaPo: Meet the Radicalized Muslim American Leaders of al Qaeda

Remember, no Muslims in America have been radicalized. None. And implying that any Muslims in America have become radicalized is an act of bigotry.

If you believe that don't read the WaPo piece. It might make you uncomfortable:

The spiritual leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen born in Las Cruces, New Mexico....

[Al Shabaab's] military commander is an American citizen, Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki ("the American). Hammami grew up in Daphne, Ala., just outside of Mobile, and was raised by a Syrian Muslim father and a Southern Baptist mother....

The current operational commander of al-Qaeda -- the position held by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed when he planned the Sept. 11 attacks -- is an American citizen, Adnan Shukrijumah....

READ THE REST. He doesn't even mention al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's chief of English language propaganda, Charlotte's Samir Khan. Nor does he talk about al Qaeda central's head of propaganda, Orange County, California's Adam Gadahn. Or David Headley, the Chicago man who helped plan the Mumbai massacre for Lashkar e Toiba.

Some of whom are converts, others of whom are the children of immigrants. But the thing they have in common is that they were radicalized right here in the USA. They aren't just followers, now they are leaders.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:41 PM | Comments |