Yemen: Plane Bomb Suspect Met With Radical Cleric

Yemen's deputy prime minister says the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger jet on Christmas met here with a radical American-Yemeni cleric linked to al-Qaida and the alleged Fort Hood shooter.

Rashad al-Alimi says Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab met with cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and other al-Qaida leaders in Yemen.

Al-Awlaki, a cleric popular among al-Qaida sympathizers for his calls for jihad, or holy war, became notorious in the U.S. after he exchanged dozens of e-mails with U.S. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 13 people in a mass shooting at the Fort Hood, Texas Army post on Nov. 5.


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  • by Patriot Location: Greenville on Jan 12, 2010 at 09:35 AM
    J is correct. He knows his stuff. Amen brother.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2010 at 07:51 AM
    J, No one believes you. Why don't you read the rest of the hundreds of documentaries on George Washington and his Christian heritage & faith. You pick and choose articles from atheistic historians and media institutions such as NY Times! To realize the truth, you have to go back and read all of the other documentaries you avoided which plainly shows George was a devout Christian. Oh, the constitution does mention Freedom of Religion in 1st Amendment. Since when did you thing Christianity wasn't a religion. The only religion where you can find salvation, forgiveness of sin and a relationship with a true living God. If you spend the same amount of time searching on evidence that there's no God, which is so untrue, you'll find a sea of evidence and factual information that supports the fact that there is a supreme God. His name is God the father, Jesus Christ his son, The Alpha & Omega - Beginning & The End. Stop fooling yourself by avoiding the truth. Find Jesus & you'll find the Truth.
  • by J Location: Greenville on Jan 8, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    The Declaration of Independence is a *historical* document, _not_ a constitutional document. We are not governed by it, and it does not mandate any religion being an originating basis for the USA. Historian Barry Schwartz writes: "George Washington's practice of Christianity was limited and superficial because he was not himself a Christian... He repeatedly declined the church's sacraments. Never did he take communion, and when his wife, Martha, did, he waited for her outside the sanctuary... Even on his deathbed, Washington asked for no ritual, uttered no prayer to Christ, and expressed no wish to be attended by His representative." [New York Press, 1987, pp. 174-175]
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    Buzz, thanks for the comment. We shouldn't worry about who we offend as long as we're telling the Truth. The truth will set you free. We're facing a world of evil and I'm not going down without a fight. Hey, the terrorists aren't our only enemies dude. Our own president, congress & the political leftist/enablers which embrace Islam and boot our God, the only true living God out of our nation by rejecting him and his principles we should live by. We as a nation didn't get here by our own might. There's coming a time when you'll see exactly what I've been commenting on this site. On board sir.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 04:01 PM
    J, I graduated from college, came from an intellegent wealthy family, studied the bible thoroughly for the past 30 yrs, read up on many of our forefathers who founded our country as well as our Constitution & Declaration of Independence. Constitution states: Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion etc. etc. J Bonehead, Did you know that the Declaration of Independence is America's great religious document? The Declaration of Independence is the official and unequivocal affirmation by the American people of their belief and faith in God. It affirms God's existence as a "self-evident" truth that requires no further discussion or debate. The nation created by the great Declaration is God's country. The rights it defines are God-given. The actions of its signers are God-inspired. There's not enough space & time for me to convince & get through your thick ignorant Bonehead that the USA was founded & led by great men of God such as George Washington (which was a devout Christian). You're Godless.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 01:33 PM
    J, it is in our Declaration of Independence. When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed- You can find the rest online....Only "year of our Lord" is mentioned in the Constitution. Sounds like you are surfing the koolaid sites.....OSOC
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM
    US citizen for now and J: stop arguing over what our founding fathers thought, and get on board with the very unpolitically correct things we must do to stop these radicals from killing us. This dude should have NEVER been allowed to step foot on that airplane, but we cant profile, we might hurt someone's feelings. Buzz-
  • by J Location: at work on Jan 7, 2010 at 11:31 AM
    US citizen for now, you are not educated. The words "Jesus Christ, Christianity, Bible, and God" are NEVER mentioned in the Constitution-- not once. Almost all the founding fathers were DEISTS, not Xtians. The 1796 treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was "in no sense founded on the Christian religion". Seriously, open a history book, and stop spouting this endless empty rhetoric.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 09:44 AM
    J's problem is they don't want religion period. What do you expect in this UnGodly age we live in. You can blame this on the liberal leftists who reject God and his principles in how we should live our lives. J, Big Dummy, politics has Nothing to do with this headline. It's a "Holy War" between Islam & Christianity. So who's side are you on anyway? Obama's? The Islamic extremists? The Christians? or the lost ungodly atheists? You're too young to remember and realize that the USA was founded on Christian principles and laws. Separation of church and state went into effect in 1948 but USA still represents Christianity (84% believe in God & Jesus) no matter whether you like it or not. and what side are you on???? America wants to know who their enemies are because there are many among us.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 09:30 AM
    Does anyone see the trend relating to the low life anti-US traitors which Obama appointed in offices to watch over and help run our country? President Obama's counterterror chief, Michael Leiter, could be taking the fall after report surfaces that he stayed on the ski slopes after the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner in midair. This guy in charge should be arrested and tried with the Gitmo terrorists as well as the one who appointed him for this office, Obama himself.
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