Either them or us. “Radical Yemeni cleric Awlaki calls for killing of Americans,” from NewsCore, November 9:
US-born radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al Awlaki has called for the killing of Americans in a new video message posted yesterday on Islamist websites.
Awlaki said Americans are from the “party of devils” and that no special religious permissions are needed to kill them, the Associated Press reported.
In the 23-minute, Arabic-language message, Awlaki said it was “either them or us.” […]
“M. [sic] Awlaki is a problem,” US Homeland Security and Counterrorism Adviser John Brennan said in January.
“He’s clearly a part of al-Qaeda in [the] Arabian Peninsula. He’s not just a cleric. He is in fact trying to instigate terrorism.”…
“He’s not just a cleric.” In Brennan’s world, if he were just a Muslim cleric, he would pose no threat, because Islam is a Religion of Peace. The policy errors to which that false assumption leads are detailed here.