YouTube Removes Sermons by Muslim hate cleric Anwar al-Awlaki

Thursday November 4, 2010

Responding to complaints from American and British officials, YouTube on Wednesday removed from its site some of the hundreds of videos featuring calls to jihad by Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric based in Yemen who has been blamed for radicalizing Muslims involved in a string of terrorist attacks.

On Tuesday, amid concerns that the cleric might have been linked to a thwarted plot to bomb cargo jets, prosecutors in Yemen charged Mr. Awlaki in absentia with inciting violence by sending Internet messages to a 19-year-old Yemeni man, who is on trial for murdering a French oil company worker last month, urging him to kill foreigners.

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