RANDY KREIDER and BRIAN ROSS
April 3, 2012
One of al Qaeda’s most prominent radical clerics may have been killed in a drone strike last year, but his words appear to have lived on in a new issue of al Qaeda’s English-language magazine in which he calls for biological attacks against the U.S.
“The use of chemical and biological weapons against population centers is allowed and is strongly recommended,” U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki is quoted as saying in one of two new issues of the Inspire magazine.
Awlaki, who was taken out in a drone strike in September 2011, was believed to have been connected to several terrorist plots against the American homeland including the Fort Hood massacre in 2009 and the unsuccessful Christmas Day underwear bombing the same year.