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Rewind: NPR says Awlaki can “build bridges between Islam and the West”

The Nov. 2001 NPR report they will forget to mention today

Patrick Poole


September 30, 2011 - 8:26 am

No doubt missing from National Public Radio’s coverage of Awlaki’s death today will be the following November 1, 2001 report by Mara Eliason, where Awlaki is quoted in contrast to Osama bin Laden as one of the “moderates who want to solve the problems without violence” and someone who could “build bridges between Islam and the West”.

The Awlaki interview begins ~1:30 in.

HT: Investigative Project

Patrick Poole is a national security and terrorism correspondent for PJMedia. Follow me on Twitter.
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