Saturday, October 8, 2011

US State Dept: condolences to NC parents for killing of their son, an al-Qaida propagandist

October 08, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The U.S. State Department is offering the government's condolences to a North Carolina family whose son became an al-Qaida propagandist and was killed in a drone attack in Yemen.
The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday the call came nearly a week after 25-year-old Samir Khan was killed along with cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Both men were American citizens.
Family spokesman Jibril Hough said a State Department official called Khan's father Zafar on Thursday, a day after the family released a statement condemning Khan's extra-judicial "assassination."
State Department spokesman Harry Edwards confirmed the call to Khan's family but declined to offer details.
Khan authored a radical blog while living in Charlotte, then left to join al-Qaida and produce its English-language online magazine.

1 comment:

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I would like to offer you my condolences. I can understand your frustrations and pains in your heart with this world and why we should have hope because I used to feel the same way. But keep in mind that God is always there to keep us going and He will never leave us especially in times like this.