Muslim Terror Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Liked to Cavort With Prostitutes in Posh D.C. Hotels

The Koran warns followers of Allah that:

Islamic law prohibits sexual relations under the broad heading of zina (fornication). … [M]ale and female fornicators are to be flogged 100 times.

Those are the parts that the late terrorist (cheer)leader Anwar al-Awlaki didn’t bother reading, I guess. The FBI, in its investigation of al-Awlaki, tracked down a bevy of prostitutes who spent a little quality time with the man. The New York Post has the story, with a picture of al-Awlaki handling a big weapon, under a textbook tabloid headline: Qaeda Ho-ly roller: Terror cleric shot his load with DC prostitutes.

When he wasn’t preaching against America, terror-linked imam Anwar al-Awlaki was frequently hiring $400-an-hour hookers at posh DC hotels, newly released FBI documents reveal.

Awlaki, who delivered radical sermons at a mosque near Washington and ultimately met his end in a 2011 US drone strike in Yemen, paid thousands of dollars for at least seven hooker romps, according to interviews the prostitutes gave FBI agents.

He was apparently a little on the cheap side, too:

Awlaki paid a hooker $220 for oral sex while wearing a condom, then wanted more, but ended up squabbling over the price.

The reason we (belatedly) learn all this is because

The feds were preparing to arrest Awlaki and charge him with taking prostitutes across state lines — a rap usually reserved for pimps — possibly for leverage in a broader counterterror effort. He left the country in 2002.

No word on whether he married the hookers first. Don’t scoff — under Shiite Islam’s common practice of nikah mut’ah, it’s fine for a man to have as many short-term marriages as he pleases. Short-term can mean 15 minutes. The john groom pays his bride a mahr — a dowry — and after they consummate the sacred bond, it automatically expires at an agreed-upon time.

Voilà: Allah-approved prostitution, no muss, no fuss.

Of course, when it comes to sexual sin, al-Awlaki is in good company. We know that Osama bin Laden was an inveterate fapper, and that 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta frequently coked and boozed it up with his live-in stripper girlfriend.

Paragons of virtue, all.

(image via FactReal)

About Terry Firma

Terry Firma, though born and Journalism-school-educated in Europe, has lived in the U.S. for the past 20-odd years. Stateside, his feature articles have been published in the New York Times, Reason, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Wired. Terry is the founder of Moral Compass, a now dormant site that poked fun at the delusional claim by people of faith that a belief in God equips them with superior moral standards. He joined Friendly Atheist in 2013.


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