We are at war with Islamic radicals
Yes we are. Representative Susan Myrick is exactly correct in calling for removal of Samir Khan’s citizenship. For reasons that I describe in my post today on NowPublic: http://my.nowpublic.com/world/american-intelligence-lost-and-found
Any person, religion, or religious state that threatens the United States is an enemy of the nation.
“N.C. Congresswoman Calls for American to Be Stripped of Citizenship Over Al Qaeda Website
By Cristina Corbin
Published July 20, 2010
Samir Khan, a 24-year-old North Carolina man who left for Yemen last October, is believed to be editor-in-chief of Inspire, a newly launched online magazine that seeks to recruit members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (FoxNews.com).
A North Carolina man suspected of running Al Qaeda’s new online magazine should be stripped of his American citizenship and charged with providing material support to the terrorist group, a U.S. lawmaker said Tuesday.
U.S. intelligence officials believe that Samir Khan, a 24-year-old web-savvy radical from Charlotte, N.C., is the editor-in-chief of Inspire, Al Qaeda’s new online magazine that features an article purportedly written by Usama Bin Laden, as well as instructions on how to make a homemade bomb.
Written in colloquial English, the website also features posts from Anwar Al-Awlaki, an America-born cleric linked to several attacks on the U.S., including the Foot Hood massacre and the failed Times Square car bomb plot.
The publication, with its punchy headlines, seeks to recruit members to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – the notorious terror group's Yemeni branch that is linked to the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound U.S. flight last Christmas. And it has alarmed members of the U.S. intelligence community, some of whom say Khan may be encrypting messages within the site’s 67 pages of flashy graphics.
On Tuesday, Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Khan should be stripped of his citizenship and charged with aiding and abetting Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The eight-term congresswoman, whose district includes Charlotte and who has been monitoring Khan’s activities since 2007, also expressed outrage with the intelligence community for not more aggressively pursuing Khan.
"Based on his activities, it really appears that he had a relationship with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula while he was here in the U.S.," Myrick said in an interview with FoxNews.com. "That was not followed up with the intelligence community."
Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Saudi Arabia, immigrated to the U.S. when he was 7. His family first settled in Queens, N.Y., before relocating to a quiet upscale neighborhood of row houses in Charlotte, N.C.”
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