Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Anwar al-Awlaki

Age: 38
Occupation: Al-Qaeda recruiter
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

The so-called bin Laden of the Internet, the American-born propagandist for extremist Islamic terrorism, now living in Yemen, a growing safe haven for al-Qaeda, has cultivated a growing following with just a Facebook page. He inspired both the suspected Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan and the suspected Northwest Airlines Flight 253 attacker Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.