U.S.-born al-Qaeda extremist Anwar al-Awlaki has for years served as a radicalizing figure for U.S. and European extremists. On September 30, 2011, Anwar al-Awlaki was targeted and killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen. Nonetheless, his lectures online have continued to inspire Westerners to terror, both before and after his death.
In the Counter Extremism Project’s online resource, Anwar al-Awlaki’s Ties to Extremists, CEP has counted 89 extremists—55 U.S. extremists and 34 European extremists—with ties to Anwar al-Awlaki. Profiles of these individuals—including details on the individuals’ ties to Anwar al-Awlaki—are included here. Click on the thumbnails below to learn more.