Thursday, August 26, 2010

Anwar al-Awlaki deemed the "bin Laden of the Internet"

USA Today on Wednesday ran an important story by Aamer Madhani, about Anwar al-Awlaki, 39, deemed the “bin Laden of the Internet”, with link for the story here.

Unlike bin Laden, who is normally reclusive and hides out with a low profile, al-Awlaki acts like a Pharisee, broadcasting his ideology with sermons on the Internet. And apparently he wants to apply radical Islam by force to the entire world, apparently as much to make everything “virtuous” as to settle religious insults over occupied lands. In that sense he sounds a bit like Sayyid Qutb, or any totalitarian who wants to bring everyone to the same level, low.

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