October 2, 2011

The Pornography of Terror

Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast

AP Photo

The late, unlamented Anwar al-Awlaki was better at inspiring fantasies than attacks by 'homegrown' al Qaeda terrorists in America.

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TAGGED: United States, al-Qaeda, Terrorism, Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki

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