Thursday, March 19, 2009

Al-Awlaki's fan club in the UK

has a new name and some new mock-Salafist preachings from their cult leader.

Anwar al-Awlaki of Yemen and the USA is a longtime proponent of Islamist terrorist aggression throughout the world. In particular, he lionizes the early AQAP chief Yusuf al-Ayyeri and he endorses what he calls "martyrdom operations". Al-Awlaki's followers are mostly immature and uneducated anglophones recruited from the gutter, many of them converts, plus a few immigrant Pakistanis and self-pitying Palestinians, but few of his fellow Arabians. He endorses al-Qa'ida but in general al-Qa'ida does not return the favour. Al-Awlaki's internet presence relies on help from others, in particular some of the Tibyan people in the UK.