Friday, May 07, 2010

Obama removed Times Square Bomber from Terrorist watch list

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit is reporting that Faisal Shahzad had had contact with the Mumbi Massacre mastermind and radical American-born Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki and was removed from the DHS Terror watch list some time after Obama took office.
ABC reported:

Shahzad also had a web of jihadist contacts that included big names tied to terror attacks in the U.S. and abroad, including the figure who has emerged as a central figure in many recent domestic terror attempts – radical American-born Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki.

Besides Awlaki, sources say Shahzad was also linked to a key figure in the Pakistani Taliban, its Emir Beitullah Mehsud, who was killed in a drone missile strike in 2009. The Mehsuds had been family friends of Shahzad, who is the son of a former high-ranking Pakistani military officer.

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