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:
The reason we (belatedly) learn all this is because
Awlaki paid a hooker $220 for oral sex while wearing a condom, then wanted more, but ended up squabbling over the price.
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.
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