Anwar al-Awlaki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Anwar al-Awlaki

Yemeni-American imam

Date of Birth: 22-Apr-1971

Place of Birth: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

Date of Death: 30-Sep-2011

Profession: engineer, terrorist

Nationality: United States, Yemen

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Anwar al-Awlaki

  • Anwar al-Awlaki (also spelled al-Aulaqi, al-Awlaqi; Arabic: ???? ???????? Anwar al-β€˜Awlaqi; April 21/22, 1971 – September 30, 2011) was a Yemeni-American imam.
  • U.S.
  • government officials allege that, as well as being a senior recruiter and motivator, he was centrally involved in planning terrorist operations for the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, but have not released evidence that could support this claim.
  • Al-Awlaki became the first U.S.
  • citizen to be targeted and killed by a U.S.
  • drone strike without the rights of due process being afforded.
  • President Barack Obama ordered the strike.
  • His son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki (a 16-year-old U.S.
  • citizen), was killed in a U.S.
  • drone strike two weeks later.
  • On January 29, 2017, al-Awlaki's 8-year-old daughter, Nawar al-Awlaki, was killed in a U.S.
  • commando attack in Yemen that was ordered by President Donald Trump.
  • With a blog, a Facebook page, the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire, and many YouTube videos, al-Awlaki was described by Saudi news station Al Arabiya as the "bin Laden of the Internet".
  • After a request from the U.S.
  • Congress in November 2010, Google removed many of al-Awlaki's videos from YouTube.
  • According to The New York Times, al-Awlaki's public statements and videos have been more influential in inspiring acts of terrorism in the wake of his killing than before his death.As imam at a mosque in Falls Church, Virginia (2001–02), al-Awlaki spoke with and preached to three of the 9/11 hijackers, who were al-Qaeda members.
  • In 2001, he presided at the funeral of the mother of Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who later e-mailed him extensively in 2008–09 before carrying out the Fort Hood shootings.
  • During al-Awlaki's later radical period after 2006–07, when he went into hiding, he may have associated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted the 2009 Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner.
  • Al-Awlaki was allegedly involved in planning Abdulmutallab's attack. The Yemeni government tried him in absentia in November 2010, for plotting to kill foreigners and being a member of al-Qaeda.
  • A Yemeni judge ordered that he be captured "dead or alive".
  • Some U.S.
  • officials said that in 2009, al-Awlaki was promoted to the rank of "regional commander" within al-Qaeda.
  • Others felt that Nasir al-Wuhayshi still held this rank and that al-Awlaki was an influential member in the group.
  • He repeatedly called for jihad against the United States.In April 2010, al-Awlaki was placed on a CIA kill list by President Barack Obama due to his alleged terrorist activities.
  • Al-Awlaki's father and civil rights groups challenged the order in court.
  • Al-Awlaki was believed to be in hiding in southeast Yemen in the last years of his life.
  • The U.S.
  • deployed unmanned aircraft (drones) in Yemen to search for and kill him, firing at and failing to kill him at least once; he was successfully killed on September 30, 2011.
  • Two weeks later, al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a U.S.
  • citizen who was born in Denver, Colorado, was also killed by a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen.
  • Nasser al-Awlaki, Anwar's father, released an audio recording condemning the killings of his son and grandson as senseless murders.
  • In June 2014, a previously classified memorandum issued by the U.S.
  • Department of Justice was released, justifying al-Awlaki's death as a lawful act of war.
  • Some civil liberties advocates have described the incident as "an extrajudicial execution" that breached al-Awlaki's right to due process, including a trial.

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