A new book has been released regarding a fearsome al-Qaeda leader unveiling his involvement in illegitimate sexual activities despite he was preaching against while he was serving as an imam in the United States.
The book “Objective Troy” written by journalist Scott Shane focuses on the life of Anwar al-Awlaki, the most fearsome member of al-Qaeda ever faced by the United.
It reveals the ironic reason which forced Awlaki to flee the United States and was driven to jihad.
According to the book, al-Awlaki became under the scope of United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following the 9/11 terror attack.
Despite denouncing the attack and presenting himself as a moderate cleric, FBI launched undercover investigation regarding Awlaki which led to revelations regarding his involvement in illicit sexual activities rather than his involvement in terrorist related activities.
Al-Awlaki was American-born married father of three and was frequently soliciting prostitutes, the sort of thing he preached against, emphasizing that Muslims needed to abstain from sex from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan.
According to FBI files recounted in the New York Post, Awlaki was followed by FBI agents after to a hotel to have oral sex with a prostitute on during the forbidden hours, grilling the ladies of the evening, looking for any evidence that al-Awlaki was a terrorist or harbored ill will towards the U.S.
Without finding any evidence regarding his involvement in terrorism or ill will towards the United States, the agents lots of evidence of his sexual peccadilloes, ones that would surely destroy his career and reputation.
Al-Awlaki ended up living abroad in the United Kingdom after he was informed regarding ongoing investigation about him by one of the women who ran an escort service.
He became an extremist after making his way to Yemen and was the chief propaganda officer for al-Qaeda’s branch when he was killed by a CIA drone on September 30, 2011.
To blow up a plane using an underwear bomb was one of the major terror plot of Al-Awlaki where he had coached Umar Farouk Abdulmutalla for the attack.