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article imageAmerican born Cleric added to U.S. wanted list

By Michael Bearak     Apr 6, 2010 in Crime
A radical American born Muslim cleric who has been tied to the Fort Hood shooting as well as the attempted Christmas Day attack has been added to the United States terrorist wish list.
Anwar al-Awlaki has been named the number-one wanted terrorist with the United States putting him on their list of wanted dead or alive. U.S. Representative Jane Harmon, D-Calif. and chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intellegence was quoted as saying, "He is very much in the sights of the Yemenis, with us helping them."
Harmon went on to describe al-Awlaki as "terrorist number-one" as he has been linked to the Fort Hood shootings as well as the botched Christmas Day attack. The actions of Harmon's committee Tuesday now allows U.S. operatives to either capture or kill al-Awlaki. Harmon confirmed this action at an intelligence conference Tuesday citing that al-Awlaki has proved to be a threat to the United States.
Harmon confirmed that there is a link between al-Awlaki and Maj. Nidal Hasan before his shooting ramage at Fort Hood and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who tried to blow-up a Detroit bound Northwest flight on Christmas Day.
In her statement on Tuesday Harmon said, "He ends up being a person that is not only an adviser to the Fort Hood shooter, was in the plot to have the Nigerian Christmas bomber blow up the plane over Detroit, but has literally in the past several weeks, and this has been in the press, called for attacks against the United States."
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