Monday, August 15, 2011

On Anwar Al-Awlaki

I just had reason to observe, on Facebook, that a few years ago, I was the crazy radical that listened to the first few minutes of a CD by Anwar Al-Awlaki and said to my wife and the friend who bought it for us "This man is a fanatic." Everyone else was thinking of him as a the "moderate Islamist"--including the State Department, the Washington Post, and most of the people in my Muslim community. Here's a Salon article that details the transformation of Al-Awlaki

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