This piece is somewhat historic and has been commented upon by many over the years, however Terrorleaks views it as an important example of why members of groups such as AL-Qaeda should never be taken seriously in their fanatical views, for inherently they are hypocritical. Here we show again the arrest documents detailing how Anwar al-Awlaki employed prostitutes and payed for sexual acts outside of marriage.

Above: Arrest documents for al-Awlaki’s solicitation of prostitutes

The subject now deceased Al-Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki who met his end at the hands of a US strike in 2011. Was well known for his easily accessible lectures, calm and erudite manner and also his work on publishing Al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine, which sought to train individuals around the world to kill innocents in the names of their perverse ideology.

Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1971 when his father was a student at New Mexico State University, Anwar al-Awlaki spent his early years in the United States and spoke English better than Arabic. At the age of 7, he moved with his family to Yemen, where his father, Nasser al-Awlaki, began a long and distinguished public career, including terms as minister of agriculture and university chancellor. When Anwar was 19, his father sent him back to the United States to study engineering at Colorado State University. He graduated and briefly took an engineering job, but he had developed a deep interest in Islam and discovered a talent for preaching, and he soon took a part-time job as an imam in Denver. His success led to a full-time job at a mosque in San Diego, and then in early 2001 to a far larger and more prominent mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, outside Washington. After the 9/11 attacks, which he publicly and privately condemned, Awlaki quickly came to national attention as a Muslim cleric who could both articulate the grievances of Muslims about American foreign policy and explain the mysteries of Islam to Americans suddenly interested in this unfamiliar religion.

But he suddenly left the United States in 2002 after learning that the FBI had followed him on regular visits to prostitutes around Washington and panicking about the possibility that he could be exposed as a hypocrite before his conservative congregation. He moved to London, where he moved in radical circles and took a steadily more intolerant line in his lectures, and then to Yemen, where he was followed by security police and imprisoned for 18 months, at least in part due to the encouragement of the United States.

Shortly after his release in late 2007, he moved to his family’s ancestral tribal territory of Shabwah governate, where he eventually joined Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He called on all Muslims to attack America and began to participate in active plotting against the United States, helping to recruit and coach a young Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day in 2009 over Detroit. He also appears to have played an important role in the dispatch in October 2010 of bombs hidden inside printer ink cartridges on cargo planes headed to the United States. A tip from Saudi authorities thwarted that plot.

By then, after a legal review, President Obama had added Awlaki to the kill list, authorizing his capture or killing on the basis that he posed an imminent threat to the United States. He was killed in an American drone strike in Yemen in September 2011 along with an American acolyte, Samir Khan, with whom he had published the slick English-language Al Qaeda magazine Inspire. Two weeks later, in another drone strike that American officials said was a mistake, his 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman, who had left home to try to find his father, was killed.

The teachings of Al-Qaeda stress conservative attitudes towards marital and sexual relations. It is blatant hypocrisy to preach these matters in the name of God whilst simultaneously soliciting prostitutes’ and taking part in deviant acts. Al-Awlaki spent his career preaching against the decadence and moral corruption of the West in the vain of other ideologues like Osama bin laden and Sayyid Qutb. Yet whilst he gave his followers clear instructions, he himself was indulging in such sexual decadence that the West had to offer.So this was al-Awlaki one of the most prominent and exalted orators for the Al-Qaeda criminal organization, a clear sexual hypocrite who spoke one truth but lived another. You can be sure that this is the type of rank hypocrisy that infects all of these groups, the causes to which they claim to fight are built on lies and self serving avarice.


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