YouTube Removes Sermons by Muslim hate cleric Anwar al-Awlaki

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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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This post was last updated: Nov. 21, 2013