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Like Father, Like Son: Murdering Awlaki’s 16-Year Old Son
Posted By John Glaser On October 18, 2011 @ 4:41 pm In News | Comments Disabled
We all know about the extrajudicial assassination of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. It was murder without due process , guaranteed him by the Fifth Amendment. Less people know about the same fate befalling his 16-year old son  (I reported on it here , but details have since been clarified and expanded upon):
In the days before a CIA drone strike killed al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki  last month, his 16-year-old son ran away from the family home in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa to try to find him, relatives say. When he, too, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Friday, the Awlaki family decided to speak out for the first time since the attacks.
“To kill a teenager is just unbelievable, really, and they claim that he is an al-Qaeda militant. It’s nonsense,” said Nasser al-Awlaki, a former Yemeni agriculture minister who was Anwar al-Awlaki’s father and the boy’s grandfather, speaking in a phone interview from Sanaa on Monday. “They want to justify his killing, that’s all.”
The teenager, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen who was born in Denver in 1995, and his 17-year-old Yemeni cousin were killed in a U.S. military strike that left nine people dead in southeastern Yemen.
Abdulrahman al-Awlaki’s family has set up a memorial Facebook page . It includes pictures like these:
The boy was killed by a US drone strike while he was out to dinner with his 17-year old cousin . Nine others died.
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URLs in this post:
 murder without due process: http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2011/10/04/hassle-free-justice-awlakis-rights-would-have-got-in-the-way-of-his-prosecution/
 the same fate befalling his 16-year old son: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/anwar-al-awlakis-family-speaks-out-against-his-sons-deaths/2011/10/17/gIQA8kFssL_story.html?hpid=z3
 here: http://news.antiwar.com/2011/10/15/us-strike-kills-awlakis-son-along-with-9-others/
 al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/aulaqi-incited-young-muslims-to-attacks-against-west/2011/09/30/gIQACMaKAL_story.html
 were killed in a U.S. military strike : http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/yemen-says-media-chief-for-al-qaidas-yemeni-branch-killed-along-with-6-others-in-airstrike/2011/10/15/gIQAzogalL_story.html
 memorial Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abdulrahman-Anwar-Al-Awlaki-locked-in-our-hearts/278913108798118?sk=wall
 while he was out to dinner with his 17-year old cousin: http://news.antiwar.com/2011/10/18/out-to-dinner-us-assassination-in-yemen-killed-teens/
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