My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Nigerian tied to Ft. Hood cleric....

The would-be terrorist met Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen...
Yemen's government says a Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner last month met with a radical U.S.-born Muslim cleric in Yemen last year.

Yemen's deputy prime minister for defense and security says Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab met the cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, in the southeastern province of Shabwa. The Yemeni official, Rashad al-Aleemi, was speaking Thursday to reporters in Sana'a.

U.S. authorities say the cleric also had ties to a U.S. military psychiatrist charged with murdering 13 people in a shooting rampage at a U.S. military base in the southwestern U.S. state of Texas in November. They say Awlaki communicated with the suspect, Major Nidal Hasan, who is a Muslim, by e-mail in the months before he opened fire on soldiers preparing for deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. authorities say Awlaki is an al-Qaida supporter.

Yemen's government carried out an air strike targeting Awlaki and other suspected al-Qaida members in Shabwa last month. It said 34 militants were killed, but it is not clear if Awlaki was among them.


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