Monday, January 7, 2013
Amazon.com Sells Sermons, Inspirational Islamic Teachings Of Dead Al-Qaeda Leader –Yemeni-American Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki; Available For Kindle Too
Radical U.S.-born Yemeni-American cleric and leading Al-Qaeda figure Anwar Al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in September 2011, was an important mentor for jihadis, inspiring lone wolf attacks such as the November 2009 Fort Hood shooting, the attempted Christmas Day 2010 airplane bombing over Detroit, and the 2010 attempted Times Square bombing.
Most of Al-Awlaki's sermons and teachings can be found free of charge on jihadi forums, and there are countless videos of him on YouTube; however, some of his seminal works are also offered for sale by Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.
In one of his major works, "44 Ways to Support Jihad," Al-Awlaki noted the importance of "spreading the writings of the mujahideen and their scholars," including by "posting material online," "setting up websites that publish such works," and "guiding others towards such websites." He also notes: "To counter the fact that no publishers or media outlets are willing to risk sponsoring their works, it falls upon the mujahideen and their sympathizers to do that work. It is therefore our responsibility to spread their knowledge.