Awlaki Calls to Jihad (again)

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London, UK -- Anwar Al-Awlaki is again calling for jihad against America, saying -- "America is evil" in his new message.
"With the American invasion of Iraq and continued U.S. aggression against Muslims, I could not reconcile between living in the U.S. and being a Muslim, and I eventually came to the conclusion that jihad against America is binding upon myself just as it is binding on every other Muslim," he says in the recording that runs more than 12 minutes.

Al-Awlaki is believed to be hiding out in hills of southern Yemen with the protection of his family tribe.

Media contacts could not authenticate the recording as being by Al-Awlaki, but sources have said they believe the voice on the recording is him and that the recording is genuine.

Al-Awlaki's voice in the recording is measured and clear, as he takes on the cadence of a preacher. He singles out Muslim Americans for a provocative message.

"To the Muslims in America, I have this to say: How can your conscience allow you to live in peaceful co-existence with a nation that is responsible for the tyranny and crimes committed against your own brother and sisters? How can you have your loyalty to a government that is leading the war against Islam and Muslims?"

According to U.S. intelligence officials, al-Awlaki's influence and reach -- especially on the Internet with English-speaking Muslims -- is still quite potent.

Just last week, Yemeni authorities subdued a New Jersey man, Sharif Mobley, as he tried to shoot his way out of a local hospital. He had been captured days before in an al Qaeda raid.

Senior U.S. security officials confirmed to CNN that Mobley left his home in New Jersey to seek out al-Awlaki. The officials say that Mobley made contact with al-Awlaki and was eager to meet up with him eventually in the belief that al-Awlaki could become his al Qaeda mentor.

Al-Awlaki's sermons and recordings have been found on the computers of at least a dozen of terror suspects in the U.S. and Britain. In addition, al-Awlaki admits to having communication with U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in November.

In the new recording, al-Awlaki encourages the United States to release the correspondence between him and Hasan. He accuses the Obama administration of having something to hide.

"His (Obama's) administration tried to portray the operation of brother Nidal Hasan as an individual act of violence by an individual. The administration practiced the control on the leak of information concerning the operation in order to cushion the reaction of the American public," said al-Awlaki.

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#1 Talibah Justice 2010-06-15 10:52
He is my Brother in faith, may Allah keep protecting him. I listen to his tapes and did not find hate in them. before i came to Islam the 9/11 sad acts happen and the Christians preached lets get them all. this is a double standard. In his early tapes he did not say anything about hurting people.I love the tapes about the life of Prophet Muhammad. I dont understand why people say he is a bad person, he is doing what Malcolm X did. If Malcolm X was alive, they would say he is a terrorist. yet Muslims around the world look up to him like a hero. if you say this man Answar was bad in the beginning. Malcolm was too. why America want Answar dead is sad. we dont know why. I read what he was clam to have said above, and Sarah Palin said death to the president and black people. my question is how many kkk members, and serial killers listen to Billy Graham. are they going to be on a hit list? what about Jerry Falwell? and T.D. Jake ? Mr. T.D. Jakes was in his Houston Church in military gear with a tank behind him. then President Bush say there were no weapons of mass destruction. why no hit list for them by the president. I think this is wrong. Islam teach peace. true Christians love peace. They just believe Jesus is Allah (the main reason I became a Muslim). Some how satan has turn the world against peaceful people. and is making our USA put hits on people. You can not go after Answar and leave Rush limbrug alone, he said he wanted the USA to fail. This is racist the Sarah Palin's of America bring guns to where President Obama has speeches. Yet know one cares. Black people have it hard in American, and Muslims do too. May Allah help us with our Duas for this to return to peace. Insha Allah.

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