SMH, prostitutes tho? This guy couldn’t find himself a jihad bunny to put in work? American born Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki definitely didn’t follow the Quran to the letter and now watchdog groups are wondering why the U.S. government didn’t prosecute him since they were aware of his pervy activities.
Via Fox News reports:
On the eve of an infamous presentation Anwar al-Awlaki gave at the Pentagon in 2002, the Al Qaeda operative was busy preparing — with a prostitute he paid $400 for at a Washington hotel.
It was one of more than a half-dozen liaisons Awlaki had with prostitutes between late 2001 and early 2002, while he was under FBI surveillance, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and reviewed exclusively by Fox News.
The documents shed new light on the double life the American-born Awlaki was leading, while living in the Washington area and working as an imam at a mosque in Falls Church, Va.
One document obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, was a June 2002 memo from FBI Assistant Director Pasquale D’Amuro detailing Awlaki’s encounters with prostitutes in the D.C. area. The memo appeared to propose charges against him, claiming he spent $2,320 on seven different occasions between Nov. 5, 2001, and Feb. 4, 2002.
It described in detail an interview with the “escort” who saw him on Feb. 4, the day before he was scheduled to have lunch at the Pentagon as an invited guest.
She claimed she had a 5 p.m. appointment with him that day, and when he arrived at her room, “she looked through the ‘peep’ hole … and thought to herself that he looked like Osama bin Laden.”
She later identified him as Awlaki.
He paid $400 for sex, the memo said. He was described by the escort as “very polite.” Awlaki, who has a record with prostitutes — he was booked in San Diego on charges of soliciting prostitutes in the late ’90s — also told the escort that he likes to use escort services when he travels to Florida, according to the memo.
The memo described in graphic detail the services rendered for Awlaki during that period. One prostitute described a December 2001 encounter where Awlaki paid $300, in order to watch “as she engaged in erotic behavior and stimulated herself.”
They met again, for the same activities, in mid-January 2002, according to the document.
Watchdog groups are now questioning why Awlaki wasn’t prosecuted for his known criminal activity and was even invited to the Pentagon just a few months before 9/11:
Awlaki would later emerge as a major mouthpiece for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, being linked to recent attacks including the Fort Hood shooting as well as the attempted Christmas Day bombing on a Detroit-bound flight.
He was the first American known to be included on the government’s kill-or-capture list. He was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in September 2011.
One document obtained by Judicial Watch also depicted what was described by the group as a “computer database record” retrieved in February 2002, before his Pentagon lunch. It listed Awlaki’s name and included the warning to “approach with caution,” listing him under the heading of “terrorist organization member.”
Fitton said the new documents raise questions about the relationship between Awlaki and the U.S. government.
“One can fairly conclude that the al-Qaeda mastermind had some type of ‘protected status’ with our government — despite his terrorist and criminal activities,” Fitton said. “We knew from days after the attacks on the World Trade Centers that (Awlaki) was a dangerous character, so why did it take the government ten years to bring him to justice?”
Shame on him… And the U.S. government for clearly being in bed with him in some kind of manner. Pun completely intended!