Motley Updates: Awlaki, Iraq, and Asharq al-Awsat
I’ve been happy to contribute a little bit of perspective on the NYC Park51 Islamic Community Center debate–especially regarding Anwar al-Awlaki’s recent recruiting pitches aimed at Americans. You can find some of that here, here, and here.
The President’s announcement that combat troops are leaving Iraq is good news, but the fact that Iraq is still the most terrorism-ridden country in the world isn’t. For more, see my little blurbs for GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute and Politico.
And if you’re not bored sick of me just yet, check out Mohammed al-Shafey’s profile of me in Asharq al-Awsat. Mohammed may be the best informed reporter on al-Qaeda so this was quite an honor (and thanks to PB for setting it up).