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November 6th, 2009
02:27 PM ET

Peaceful preaching inside, violent message outside a New York mosque

Program Note: See an investigation into why authorities are concerned about the violent messages being preached outside a New York mosque on tonight's AC360° at 10 PM ET.

Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
CNN

Outside a Manhattan mosque where the imam preaches against terrorism, the brothers of the "Revolution Muslim" are spreading a different message.

Protected by the Constitution of the country they detest, radical Muslim converts like Yousef al-Khattab and Younes Abdullah Mohammed preach that the killing of U.S. troops overseas is justified. In their thinking, so were the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - and so are attacks on almost any American.

"Americans will always be a target - and a legitimate target - until America changes its nature in the international arena," Mohammed said.

Al-Khattab and Mohammed consider al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden their model.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Dave S, Tinley Park, IL

    So tell me again why we shouldn't profile people?

    November 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  2. alex lyrics

    the wars must end, this violence is senseless

    November 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  3. Susan Lewis NYC

    America: Love it or Leave it.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm |