Al-Qaeda leader al-Awlaki plotting 26/11 style attack on UK
Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is a top propagandist for Al-Qaeda, has outlined a plan to carry out a 26/11 Mumbai-style massacre in the United Kingdom in an email sent to British tabloid The Sun.
The email was sent after the tabloid’s investigator, posing as a UK-based fanatic named “Q. Khan”, contacted Awlaki in a sting operation.
“We ask Allah to give you the strength and steadfastness to serve His religion. If you are a group of brothers who trust each other then you may work together. Otherwise we advise you to work alone. In case you decide to work together then it is definitely better to go all at once,” the tabloid quoted Awlaki, as saying in an email.
“The options that you have for operations could be pipe bombs, assassinations or using a firearm at a location crowded with enemies,” it added.