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The Web Site for the Fort Hood Shooter's Penpal Is Down

10:36 AM, Nov 10, 2009 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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Look at which web site is down this morning: Anwar al Awlaki's. The post praising the Fort Hood Shooter's killing spree is down too.

Was it the unwanted spike in traffic that forced the al Qaeda cleric to take down his site? Or, is it just a technical glitch? Or, is there "interference" from outside forces?

We don't know for sure. But there is a small note in the upper right-hand corner that says: "This domain may be for sale." And the site that comes up now is one of those generic placeholders for web links that you see when you go to a web address that is not in use.

So, the web site of the al Qaeda terrorist who communicated with the Fort Hood Shooter "10 to 20 times" in less than a year, and then praised his attack in a blog post after 13 Americans were murdered, is now down.

Will we see Anwar al Awlaki online again soon?

I'm sure the FBI is on the case.